An Egg is Quiet

This post contains ad links. Smashing the walls of a coconut takes some skill! An Egg Is Quiet (Nature Books) is stunningly beautiful and makes a fascinating introduction to the amazing world of eggs. Poetic text and wonderfully informative, it explores interesting facts about eggs that really sparks the curiosity and imagination. Written by DiannaContinue reading “An Egg is Quiet”

Moth – An Evolution Story

The colour of an animal can decide whether it lives or dies. Moth is a story of the peppered moth written by Isabel Thomas, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus. An awe-inspiring story about a speckled and freckled master of disguise. A fight for survival in a world that is changed by humans. Important and a bit sad questionsContinue reading “Moth – An Evolution Story”

Inspired by Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day

 Red deer, squirrel, dormice, and harlequin ladybird for Halloween! October month is filled with fascinating animals and plants. There is plenty to see and sometimes wildlife is right on our doorstep if we know what to look for and how to look. The book Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day by BrettContinue reading “Inspired by Wonderland: A Year of Britain’s Wildlife, Day by Day”

A day at the Beach

Use the beach to spark your imagination! What can be better than to lie in silence at the shore, listening to the waves and watching sand grains roll back and forth? Explore beaches and admire sea shells while you breathe in the sea air. A day at the beach is a wonderous adventure. A greatContinue reading “A day at the Beach”

Inspired by Plantopedia

This blog post contains affiliate links. Bring the joy of plants to children! Parks, woodlands and gardens are dazzling with interesting plants. There are the stinkers, the airfreshers, and the perfumed. Plantopedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth (Wide Eyed)  by Adrienne Barman has all sorts of plants from the biggest, to the mostContinue reading “Inspired by Plantopedia”

A Beetle is Shy

This post contains adlinks. How would you describe a bettle?   Beetles can be colossal or tiny creatures. They can be colourful or plain, friendly and helpful or harmful. Beetles can even be tasty. And telegraphic! During Spring beetles and bugs are everywhere we look outside, and it is the perfect time to explore theirContinue reading “A Beetle is Shy”

Cuddly Robots – Valentine Special

Valentine Special! Looking for ways to compliment reading some Lovable books about Valentine’s Day with some fun exercises? Why not try Biomimicry with big LOVE? “How can you build a CUDDLY robot?” “What do you need to build a LOVE robot?” Maybe a big heart, or three hearts? You can buy the booklet filled withContinue reading “Cuddly Robots – Valentine Special”

Wishlist for a Young Biomimicrist

Books, magnifying glass, journal and pencils. Here are some ideas to inspire a love for inventions and nature. Robert Macfarlane The Lost Words is a beautiful large-format children’s book with stunning illustrations by Jackie Morris. Go here to read a review. Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart is a perfect introduction to feathers. FeathersContinue reading “Wishlist for a Young Biomimicrist”

The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat

Can you teach a caterpillar maths? Or turn a super-sized cat invisible? Meet the 6th-grade genius and inventor Nate Bannister who every Friday the 13th does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat by Paul Tobin is the perfect treat for future inventors. This book isContinue reading “The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat”

Mind-Blowing Insects

Discover the world through the eyes of a child. Photographer Levon Biss was looking for a new, extraordinary subject when one afternoon he and his young son popped a ground beetle under a microscope. Why not take out your magnifying glass and discover the extraordinary beauty of something ordinary. Wonderful photos of insects can beContinue reading “Mind-Blowing Insects”

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris

Children may be better at identifying Pokémon characters than real animals and plants but is that really the problem? The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane is a quest to reconnect young readers with the natural world. All over the country, there are words disappering from children’s lives. Today, many words of the natural words areContinue reading “The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris”

Creatures of the Deep: The Pop-Up Book

Awesome inpiration for little innovators! Open slowly this pop-up book and marvel when the exquiste pop-ups pop-out in slow motion. Creatures of the Deep: The Pop-Up Book is a perfect for educational purposes since every pop-up can been seen from all sides. But most of all it is wonderful combination of science, art and paper engineering.Continue reading “Creatures of the Deep: The Pop-Up Book”

Pop-Up Paper Projects

Pop-up projects are such fun! Making a 3D birthday card is a quick and easy and will entertain children. A perfect rainy day project. But pop-up paper projects can also be taken to a completely new level. And the book, New Pop-Up Paper Projects: Step-by-step paper engineering for all ages, by Paul Johnson is aContinue reading “Pop-Up Paper Projects”

Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey

Problems are like sticky burrs. They poke. They prick. They nag. Step into the forests, skies and oceans. Explore how animals solve problems. The  book Wild Ideas  is a perfect book for young biomimicrists. Weaving a place to feel safe and rest or leaping into a new situation, the animal world can provide us withContinue reading “Wild Ideas by Elin Kelsey”

Animal Architects: Amazing Animals Who Build Their Homes

Animals are the most fantastic architects and chimpanzee nests and beaver dams are intricate structures. This original exploration of animals and their homes is sure to spark an interest in not only animals but also in getting the LEGO, building blocks and cardboard boxes out. Collect twigs and branches on your nature walk and imagineContinue reading “Animal Architects: Amazing Animals Who Build Their Homes”

Biomimicry, Pasta and Mind Mapping – Dandelion Magic

Ahhh, you never really know where a you might end up when you blow dandelion seeds. Watching the little parachutes dance away in the chilly spring breeze may spark all sort of ideas. Observe, listen, touch, smell and in same cases even taste. To be creative, curious and to observe the world is an excitingContinue reading “Biomimicry, Pasta and Mind Mapping – Dandelion Magic”

Wide-Awake Hedgehog – An Autumnlicious Book

“The evenings were darkening and the leaves were turning gold. It was the time when hedgehogs should be settling for their winter sleep. But Isaac the hedge was not feeling sleepy. Isaac wanted to play But who would play with Isaac?” Wide-Awake Hedgehog by Rosie Wellesley is a perfect book to snuggle up under aContinue reading “Wide-Awake Hedgehog – An Autumnlicious Book”

Endangered Frogs and Lily Pads – Biomimicry for Young Children

What would you think if there were no frogs to kiss? In stories, frogs are often portrayed as ugly and slimy. When frogs are not hopping off lily pads, or croaking”ribbit” in the pond, they are often said to turn into a beautiful prince or princess if you dare to kiss them. And it isContinue reading “Endangered Frogs and Lily Pads – Biomimicry for Young Children”

9 Nature Books Perfect for Biomimicry

I hope I have inspired you all to include Biomimicry into your life, whether it is in the classroom or at home. Below is a list of great book to use when observing plants and animals and to spark an interest in asking big questions. The focus when using biomimicry is on observing animals andContinue reading “9 Nature Books Perfect for Biomimicry”