Nature Book Club: The Big List

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The sixth #NatureBookClub waa quiet as Christmas was so near but still saw  great recommendations and discussion about nature books. The list is growing every week, so I’m updating The Big List after each Nature Book Club.

Here are the 150 books that have been recommended to date during Nature Book Club. I’ve included links from the author’s names to their Twitter accounts where possible. (It took ages to find them all so please click on the links and follow writers you like).

  1. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  2. The Shark and the Albatross by John Aitchison.
  3. My Name is Mina by David Almond
  4. The Last Wilderness: A Journey Into Silence by Neil Ansel
  5. Deep Country by Neil Ansell
  6. The Moor by William Atkins
  7. Adventures of a Young Naturalist by David Attenborough
  8. Life on Earth by by David Attenborough
  9. Zoo Quest by David Attenborough
  10. Amazing Rare Things by by David Attenborough
  11. Tiger Wars by Steve Backshall
  12. Pam the Peacock Butterfly by Nicola and Rebecca Bailey
  13. Pat the Caterpillar by Nicola and Rebecca Bailey
  14. Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker
  15. Being a Beast by Charles Foster
  16. Food You Can Forage by Tiffany Francis Baker
  17. Nature Teacher’s Handbook by Nick Baker
  18. Badgerlands by Patrick Barkham
  19. Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed by Simon Barnes
  20. Rewild Yourself by Simon Barnes
  21. There is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee
  22. Little Grey Men by BB
  23. The Nature Lover’s Book by Enid Blyton
  24. The Bumble Bee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury
  25. Wildlife Gardening for Everyone and Everything by Kate Bradbury
  26. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  27. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  28. All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew
  29. Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey
  30. Clare’s Countryside by John Clare
  31. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
  32. Common Ground by Rob Cowen
  33. Ring the Hill by Tom Cox
  34. The Nature of Spring by Jim Crumley
  35. Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann
  36. On the Origin of the species by Charles Darwin illustrated by Sabina Radeva
  37. My Garden and Other Animals by Mike Dilger
  38. Orchid Summer by Jon Dunn
  39. My Family and Other Animals by Gerard Durrell
  40. Badgered to Death by Tom Dyer
  41. Butterflies by EB Ford
  42. The Edible Garden by Alys Fowler
  43. Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler
  44. What a Waste by Jess French
  45. How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by Jess French
  46. The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
  47. So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? series by Ben Garrod
  48. Ghost Trees by Bob Gilbert
  49. Through a Window by Jane Goodall
  50. Wild Signs and Star Paths by Tristan Gooley
  51. Go Wild! Over 200 Ways to Connect With Nature by Emily Goss
  52. Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson
  53. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  54. Tidy by Emily Gravett
  55. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  56. Halcyon River Diaries by Charlie Hamilton James
  57. Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill
  58. Foxes Unearthed by Lucy Jones
  59. Bird Therapy by Joe Harkness
  60. The Seasons anthologies edited by Melissa Harrison
  61. The Wonders of Nature by Ben Hoar
  62. Complete James Herriott
  63. The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden.
  64. Thinking on my Feet by Kate Humble
  65. British Wildflowers in Their Natural Haunts by Horwood
  66. Dancing With Bees by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
  67. Death on Earth by Jules Howard
  68. Badgers to Nighthawks: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger by
  69. Findings by Kathleen Jamie
  70. Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie
  71. Seedbombs for Bees by Josie Jeffrey
  72. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes
  73. Seven Worlds One Planet by Jonny Keeling
  74. The Almanac by Lia Leendertz
  75. Beetle Boy by MG Leonard
  76. The Outrun by Amy Liptrott
  77. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
  78. The Bluebird by Maurice Maeterlinck
  79. A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals by Millie Marotta
  80. Lips too Chilled by Matsuo Bashō
  81. The Outrun by Amy May
  82. Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell.
  83. Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
  84. Underland by Robert McFarlane
  85. 365 Days Wild by Lucy McRobert
  86. The Wild Remedy by Emma Mitchell
  87. Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell
  88. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  89. Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
  90. The River Singers by Tom Moorhouse
  91. News From Nowhere by William Morris
  92. The Sundering Flood by William Morris
  93. The Lost Words by Jackie Morris and Robert McFarlane
  94. Feral by George Monbiot
  95. Winter Sleep by Alex Morss and Sean Taylor
  96. Wild Hares and Hummingbirds by
  97. The Twelve Birds of Christmas by Stephen Moss
  98. The Great British Year: Wildlife Through the Seasons by Stephen Moss.
  99. Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham
  100. Back Garden Nature Reserve by Chris Packham
  101. Wild Side of Town by Chris Packham
  102. Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? by Lev Parikian
  103. Badger Behaviour, Conservation and Rehabilitation by George E. Pearce
  104. National Trust: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4 by Tom Percival.

  105. Complete Works of Beatrix Potter
  106. I Am The Seed That Grew the Tree by Frann Preston Gannon.

  107. Outpost by Dan Richards
  108. A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter
  109. The Wild Flower Key by Francis Rose
  110. The Lorax by Dr Seuess
  111. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
  112. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  113. Think Like a Tree by Sarah Spence
  114. Edward Thomas: A Miscellany by Anna Stemming.
  115. The Wood by John Lewis Stempel
  116. Running Hare by John Lewis Stempel
  117. Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel
  118. Where Poppies Blow by John Lewis Stempel
  119. Extraordinary Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
  120. The Queen of Speckled Wood by SW Teal
  121. Saviour of Speckled Wood by SW Teal

  122. A Miscellany by Edward Thomas
  123. The Tropical Hothouse by Chris Thorogood
  124. Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood
  125. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  126. Journey into the Wild: The Secret Life a Cameraman by Gavin Thurston
  127. A Field Guide in Colour to Plants and Animals by Jan Toman and Jiri Felix, illustrated by Kvetoslav Hisek
  128. Wilding by Isabella Tree
  129. The Beauty in the Beast by Hugh Warwick
  130. Anything by Terri Windling
  131. Get Your Boots on by Alex White
  132. The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben
  133. Wonderland by Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss
  134. Natural History of Selbourne by Gilbert White
  135. Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy by Richard Wilkinson.
  136. Masquerade by Kit Williams
  137. Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson
  138. A Tour in Scotland by Dorothy Wordsworth
  139. Trouble With Lichen by John Wyndham
  140. Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  141. Poems by WB Yeats
  142. The Street Beneath My Feet by Yuval Zommer
  143. The Big Book of Blue by Yuval Zommer
  144. Observer Book of Birds
  145. Ladybird Book of Birds
  146. I Spy books
  147. The RSPB Pocket Guide to Birds
  148. The British Wildlife Photography Awards books.
  149. Bloomsbury Wildlife Field guides.
  150. The Kew Gardens Beautiful Gardens Dot-to-Dot Book

Join in with Nature Book Club next Sunday 6-7pm and share your favourite nature books.

If you’re a nature writer or illustrator, share extracts and illustrations from your books – and contact me via Twitter if you’d like to run a competition. I also post next week’s questions on my Twitter account, GrowEatGift. Here are this week’s questions.


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