Each RSPB spotter's guide comprises 35 common garden creatures for beginner naturalists. Through beautiful full-page illustration accompanied by key information about each creature, books are designed to encourage young children's interest in the outside world and the wildlife around them. A spotter's chart for children to fill in, and links to Internet-based activities in each book, mean that children can extend the fun. Aimed at children aged 4-7 year-olds.
Derek Niemann is the editor of Wild Times, Bird Life and Wingbeat, the magazines of the RSPB's youth membership. He is also a wildlife columnist for BBC Wildlife and The Guardian.