Photographer Tim Flach documents the world’s most threatened species in a book meant to make humans rethink their relationship with the natural world

Tim Flach, Endangered. Text by Professor Jonathan Baillie, Sam Welles First published in Australia in 2017 by Thames&Hudson, 336p   Endangered is one of the most beautiful yet saddest books I have ever read. It shows the complexity and the greatness of the natural world while highlighting the real dangers some of the living creatures… Continue reading Photographer Tim Flach documents the world’s most threatened species in a book meant to make humans rethink their relationship with the natural world

Little Whale by Jo Weaver: a tender story about the epic migration of grey whales and the strong connection between the mother and her calf

Jo Weaver, Little Whale Published 2018 by Hodder Children’s Books, 36p Gray whales have the longest migration known for a mammal. They travel almost 20,000 km every year, from south where they breed to the Arctic seas to reach their feeding grounds. It is a long, dangerous, exhausting journey, so beautifully captured by Jo Weaver… Continue reading Little Whale by Jo Weaver: a tender story about the epic migration of grey whales and the strong connection between the mother and her calf

Michael Morpurgo and Kerry Hyndman illustrate a robin’s journey from Scandinavia to Britain, offering a heartwarming definition of a home

Michael Morpurgo, Coming Home. Illustrated by Kerry Hyndman Published 2016 by David Fickling Book in partnership with Waitrose, 32p   Coming Home is one of those books meant to be read before Christmas when everyone is returning home, celebrating life, family, love. I borrowed the book from the library last year in December but busy… Continue reading Michael Morpurgo and Kerry Hyndman illustrate a robin’s journey from Scandinavia to Britain, offering a heartwarming definition of a home

Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun: an amazing book dedicated to the animals in the southern hemisphere of the globe

Dieter Braun, Wild Animals of the South Published 2017 by Flying Eye Books. Translation by Jen Calleja. 144p   I liked Wild Animals of the South for the scientific facts but mostly for its artwork; the pages of the book, published as a large-format, are filled with gorgeous illustrations that describe the impressive, colourful animal… Continue reading Wild Animals of the South by Dieter Braun: an amazing book dedicated to the animals in the southern hemisphere of the globe