It can be hard to stay connected to nature when the weather is grim. These books will all bring the outdoors indoors – and help inspire you to brave the weather, or provide joy on a rainy afternoon when you’re stuck indoors. They’re great gifts for nature-lovers too.
The Lost Words by Jackie Morris and Robert McFarlane
A beautiful book to enjoy with children, but with intergenerational appeal. Brings the magic of nature to life with stunning illustrations and evocative words, in its quest to remind us of the words that really matter.
Foraging, The Essential Guide to Wild Food by John Lewis-Stempel
Learn what you can forage for free in this beautifully written foraging guide that’s packed with fascinating insight. Find out how to make the most of what nature offers.
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
A wonderful memoir of a young naturalist growing up in a complicated world. Shows the joy and healing that nature can bring, in a poignant and entertaining book.
Get Your Boots On by Alex White
A brilliant book by young naturalist, Alex White. Combines practical nature-watching tips with gorgeous photos. A great book whatever your age, but perfect for nature-loving teens.
The Flower Fairies series by Cicely Mary Barker
Learn about nature from magically illustrated fairies. Ideal to read with little ones who are still young enough to see fairies but lovely at any age.
Go Wild: Over 200 Ways to Connect With Nature by Emily Goss (me)
Currently free (until Monday), Go Wild! includes over 200 ways to connect with nature year-round for free, along with folklore and the latest research into the benefits of nature.