Children's books

Fun and informative, our books for children are a great way to introduce kids to the natural world.

Find out more about our children's books below.

  • Age of the Dinosaur cover
    Age of the Dinosaur

    Encounter life on Earth millions of years ago with this fun and fact-filled activity book about dinosaurs and the world in which they lived. 

  • Animal Close-ups: Cats
    Animal Close-ups: Cats

    From huge, roaring tigers to small, purring pet cats, this book explores these sleek and beautiful animals.

  • Animal Close-ups: Frogs and Snakes and their Relatives
    Animal Close-ups: Frogs and Snakes and their Relatives

    Find out about frogs and toads, snakes and lizards with this fun children's book.

  • Animal Close-ups: Hunters
    Animal Close-ups: Hunters

    Explore the hunting skills of predators large and small, and take a close look at how they trap, chase and catch their prey.

  • Animal Close-ups: Birds and Other Flying Animals cover
    Animal Close-ups: Birds and Other Flying Animals

    Explore the wings and flying skills of birds, bats and insects, in incredible close-up.

  • Animal Records cover
    Animal Records

    Animal Records is the definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. This paperback edition has been fully revised and updated with new records and all the latest facts from the animal kingdom.

  • Animal Records cover
    Animal Records

    Animal Records is the definitive guide to the most exceptional creatures on Earth, from the strongest and shortest to the longest and laziest. This new paperback edition has been fully revised and updated with fascinating new facts and stunning new photographs. 

  • Big Bugs Life-size cover
    Big Bugs Life-size

    Big Bugs Life-size is the first book to feature life-size photographs of all the world’s largest and most spectacular bugs.

  • Butterfly Jungle Sticker Book cover
    Butterfly Jungle Sticker Book

    This colourful activity book is the ideal introduction to the wonderful world of butterflies for children.

  • Creatures of the Deep
    Creatures of the Deep

    With the use of pop-ups, fold-out landscapes and stunning illustrations, this interactive book reveals the strange but wondrous residents of this dark and inhospitable world.

  • Dino-dinners book cover
    Dino-dinners

    It's dino-dinnertime but who eats what – and who eats who? Discover exactly what is on the menu, as you are invited to attend this dinner party with a difference!

  • Dinosaur Hunters
    Dinosaur Hunters

    Join the hunt to discover the ferocious rulers of the prehistoric world with this exciting interactive guide.

  • Dinosaurs cover
    Dinosaurs

    This interactive pop-up book takes readers on an exciting journey through the age of the dinosaurs and reveals the mightiest creatures to have lived on Earth.

  • DK Eyewitness: Butterfly and Moth cover
    DK Eyewitness: Butterfly and Moth

    Looking at butterflies and moths from prehistoric times through to the present day, this book gives a complete visual story and is a self-contained module of information on these insects.

  • Encyclopedia of Nature cover
    Encyclopedia of Nature

    What is life like underground? Where can you find the world's ugliest fish? Why are fungi so fantastic? Take an amazing look at the natural world with this comprehensive guide to the world of plants and animals.

  • DK Eyewitness: Crystal and Gem
    Eyewitness: Crystal and Gem

    Crystals are all around us, even in our bodies! Open your eyes to their beauty, uses, structure and variety – from what gives them their amazing colours to how a Quartz watch works.

  • DK Bird Eyewitness book cover
    Eyewitness: Bird

    Everything you ever wanted to know about our feathered friends; from the moment a chick hatches and grows in the nest, to how birds camouflage themselves, fly, hunt and feed.

  • DK Eyewitness: Dinosaur
    Eyewitness: Dinosaur

    Roar! Meet the prehistoric masters of the earth and discover how ancient fossils and footprints reveal their awesome world.

  • DK Eyewitness: Fish
    Eyewitness: Fish

    This reference book gives detailed information on fish. It has been structured so that the individual themes of each spread make up a complete visual story and a self-contained module of information.

  • DK Eyewitness: Fossil
    Eyewitness: Fossil

    Discover all you need to know about fossils in this introductory guide.

  • DK Eyewitness: Insect
    Eyewitness: Insect

    Bees, beetles, bugs, butterflies and more – love them or hate them insects are everywhere. Discover the different varieties, body-structure, life-cycles and behaviour – from why bees make honey to which insects have ears on their knees.

  • DK Eyewitness: Mammal cover
    Eyewitness: Mammal

    See how new born mice develop, find out how to recognise mammal footprints and discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Eyewitness: Mammal combines visual brilliance with informative text to provide everything a child needs for projects, reference or just plain old discovery.

  • DK Eyewitness: Plant
    Eyewitness: Plant

    Be an eyewitness to the fascinating world of plants - from flowers and fruit to plants that sting or even eat creatures.

  • Eyewitness: Rock & Mineral
    Eyewitness: Rock & Mineral

    Earth: we use it for building, industry, energy, sculpture, coins, and even jewellery. Find out all about it, from how our landscapes evolved, to mineral mining and how diamonds and precious stones are cut.

  • Eyewitness: Seashore
    Eyewitness: Seashore

    Be an eyewitness to the story of the seashore and the challenging lives of the creatures that survive its demanding conditions.

  • Eyewitness: Skeleton cover
    Eyewitness: Skeleton

    The skeleton is the framework of the body. It supports, moves, and protects. It allows us to walk, run, jump, and swim. This superb book brings its variety, complexity, and ingenuity of design vividly to life.

  • Fossils Sticker Book
    Fossils Sticker Book

    Become a real fossil expert with this fun activity book for children. It's crammed with 100 re-useable stickers, fascinating facts and fun puzzles and games.

  • Human Body cover image
    Human Body

    Take an interactive tour through the world's most complicated machine – the human body. With the use of pop-ups, pull-tabs and other novelty features, this is a fantastic introduction to how the body works.

  • Natural History Museum Dinosaur Colouring Book
    Natural History Museum Dinosaur Colouring Book

    Create your own colourful dinosaurs and find out lots of amazing facts about the rulers of the prehistoric world with the Natural History Museum’s new book for young dinosaur enthusiasts.

  • Natural History Museum Dinosaur Dot-to-Dot cover
    Natural History Museum Dinosaur Dot-to-Dot

    Go dotty about dinosaurs with this fun activity book for children. There are over 30 fantastic dinosaur dot-to-dot pictures and lots of fascinating bite-size facts..

  • Dinosaur Sticker Book cover
    Natural History Museum Dinosaur Sticker Book

    Packed with 100 re-useable stickers, bite-size facts and fun learning pages, Natural History Museum Dinosaur Sticker Book is a great first book about dinosaurs.

  • Ocean Sticker Book cover
    Ocean Sticker Book

    This colourful activity book is a fun and informative introduction to life in the world’s oceans.

  • Rocks and Minerals Sticker Book
    Rocks and Minerals Sticker Book

    A colourful and informative introduction to 100 rocks and minerals from around the world.

  • Sensational Butterflies Sticker Book
    Sensational Butterflies Sticker Book

    This colourful activity book is the ideal introduction to the wonderful world of butterflies for children. It is crammed with 100 re-useable stickers of butterflies, moths and caterpillars.

  • Stardust from Space cover
    Stardust from Space

    A beautifully illustrated book looking at the lifecycle of stardust, the stuff that makes stars, planets , comets, meteorites and asteroids.

  • The Queen and Mr Brown cover
    The Queen & Mr Brown

    Join Britain’s much-admired monarch on one of her rare days-off, as she and her loveable pet corgi Mr Brown enjoy an action packed adventure at the Museum.

  • The Queen and Mr Brown cover
    The Queen & Mr Brown

    A new paperback edition of The Queen and Mr Brown's action packed adventure at the Museum.

  • What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History cover
    The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History

    A unique guide to the history of life on Earth, with more than a thousand pictures and captions on a remarkable 2.3 metre long timeline.

  • The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History Mini Edition
    The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History Mini Edition

    The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History Mini Edition

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