By Pond and River (Natural History Pictures for a Living Education)


Please note a special bundle including ‘By Pond and River’ and its picture-book companion, ‘Natural History Pictures for a Living Education’, is also available at a reduced price.

Natural History Pictures for a Living Education: By Pond and River is a visual companion to By Pond and River, a first year natural history reader for children in Form I (ages 6-8).

Intrinsically linked to the narrative of the natural history reader, the picture book features over one hundred photographs and illustrations of pond and river life.

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To get the most out of this book we highly recommend the lesson book, By Pond and River, by Arabella Buckley, which can be purchased individually or as part of a special bundle here.


Enhance your students’ learning and arouse their interest in the wonders and phenomena of the natural world with Natural History Pictures for a Living Education: By Pond and River, featuring over one hundred high definition photographs of pond and river life.

Let the words you read come alive and be amazed by the immense depth and breadth of God’s creation, as your eyes examine the incredible metamorphosis of tadpole to frog; the birth of a dragonfly; the intricate nature of a coot’s feet; and the variety of design in water creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Through the use of this book your student’s eyes shall be opened more widely; their attention to detail refined; their zest to seek out the objects of their education will be more pronounced. Nothing can be more important to the young naturalist than the knowledge he gains for himself whilst making decided observations in the field, but to ensure a full-bodied representation of the subjects in focus whilst reading from his lesson books, our Natural History Pictures for a Living Education series is curated to do just that.

Intended to be used alongside the reading of By Pond and River, by Arabella Buckley, as published by Charlotte Mason Beehive, all pictures are related to the narrative of the Form I Natural History reader and footnotes are littered throughout the lesson book text to highlight when a particular image is available to enhance the lesson.

Printed on 200 gsm glossy paper, the series is spiral bound for ease of use, and all pictures are clearly labelled.

Additional information

Book Type

Digital, Print


PDF, Spiral Bound

Page count

58 pages

Print product size

A4 Landscape (11.69 x 8.27 in. / 29.7 x 21 cm)


200 gsm gloss

First published

May 2022


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