The Secret Life of... Books
- By Moira Butterfield
The Secret Life of Bees
Follow Buzzwing the honeybee on a beautifully illustrated journey through the world of bees filled with amazing science and intriguing folklore.
Welcome to my honey hive home.
It's where I live with my family.
I'm small and fuzzy and striped black and gold.
I'm Buzzwing the hardworking honeybee!
Did you know that bees love to dance? Or that they have an amazing sense of smell to help them find the best flowers? In The Secret Life of Bees, Buzzwing shares with you all the details of her life as a bee, in and out of the hive, starting with the day she was born.
Learn the secrets of this worker bee's tiny world, including:
The bee life cycle
How bees collect nectar and make honey
What happens inside the hive
The different types of bees
Why bees are so important to humans
How bees can thrive in the city
Bee folk tales from around the world
The Secret Life of Birds
The Secret Life of Birds is a collection of delightful stories and engaging facts, which imparts a love of birds and of nature on the next generation, inspiring them to look after the world around them.
Did you know that birds navigate by invisible pathways in the sky, that they can call to each other in thousands of different ways and they can be as big as a car or as small as a little finger?
Let much-travelled Speedy the Swift guide you through this beautiful first guide to birdlife around the globe. Learn about nest-building and bird babies, feathers and beaks, flying journeys, bird calls, really unusual-looking birds, and ways to spot birds and help them near where you live.
Read some beautiful bird folklore stories from around the planet, too. Speedy has learnt much on her travels and she will be a great guide for young readers, perhaps inspiring them to develop a lifelong love of birds.
The Secret Life of Tree
Take in the knowledge and wisdom of a wise old oak tree as he shares with beautiful illustrations, science facts and folk tales what he has learned in his 500 years on earth.
My arms stretch out all day long.
I can be climbed,
but I'm not a mountain.
What am I?
I am Oakheart,
the oldest tree in the forest!
Did you know that trees can talk to each other? Or that the oldest living thing is a tree? Let the ancient and mysterious Oakheart, the oldest and wisest tree in the forest, lead you through this enchanting guide to trees.
In The Secret Life of Trees, Oakheart the Brave shares his own experiences as well as what he has heard on the wind and the things whispered to him by animals over his long life, beginning with his start as a tiny acorn buried underground by a mouse. Learn all about:
How trees grow and survive
The different parts of trees, inside and out, and what they do
The many different types of forests and trees of the world
The tallest, oldest, biggest and widest trees
The creatures and organisms that depend on trees
Why trees are so important to humans
Tips on how to help trees thrive
Tree folklore from around the world