This beautiful (and large-scale) book, full of exquisite illustrations by London-based artist Katie Scott, has been created in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Fungarium is an exploration into the world of mycology (that's mushrooms, toadstools... you know, fungi stuff), and presents us with a plethora of fantastical fungoid forms.
From the fungi we see on supermarket shelves to fungi-like penicillium that have shaped human history, this is the definitive introduction to what fungi are and just how vital they are to the world's ecosystem. Divided into four chapters - fungal biology, fungal diversity, fungal interactions, and fungi and humans - and with introductions and text by Kew's own mycological team, this is a wonderful introduction to an incredible area of botanical science
Marketed to kids 8-12, this book would also appeal to anyone who loves big and beautifully illustrated books