Rachel Hickman, co-founder of Chicken House Publishing and author of One Silver Summer selects books with wild settings that have appeal to older children. She discusses how a strong use of nature adds drama and meaning to a narrative, and the way that setting can become another character in a story entirely.
The Natural History of Selborne
by Gilbert White
Mammals of the British Isles handbook, 4th Edition
by S Harris & D Yalden, eds.
Walker’s Bats of the World
by R M Nowak
Ecology and Conservation of Bats in Villages and Towns
by M Simon, S Hüttenbügel, J Smit-Viergutz
Mammals of the South-West Pacific and Moluccan Islands
by Tim Flannery