In the Garden

This popular book encourages children aged 4–8 to explore their gardens and discover the plants and animals that live there.

There are sections on bees, wasps and flies; butterflies and moths; snails and spiders; lizards, mammals and birds.

With engaging and realistic illustrations from Ned Barraud, this book describes the relationships between living things in our gardens, and includes many interesting and intriguing facts.

Ideas for Teachers and Parents

Gillian has put together this page of information and ideas including suggested outside activities, tips for further research, reading tasks and a list of website links.

Click on the link below to go to the publisher's website with all the details about this book. You can buy copies at all major bookstores and remember that teachers usually receive a discount on books if you remember to ask!

About the Author

Gillian is an award-winning children's author who lives in Pukerua Bay, Porirua. With a background in teaching and writing educational material, including the School Journals and Connected series, Gillian has written 11 books including the popular 'Explore and Discover' series, with titles such as At The Beach and In The Bush.

Visit Gillian's website to find out more about her books, conservation work and stories about her visits and workshops in schools and early childhood centres.

Schools can book a session with Gillian, who is part of the Writers in Schools programme, and she also takes part in literary festivals and events for book week. More information and booking details can be found on her website here.

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