It’s Nature Week here on the blog! And today — children’s books that will inspire kids to get outdoors and investigate things. But as I was making up this list, I realized that “books about nature” encompasses a lot of stuff. Animals. Oceans. Birds. Bugs. Hiking. Camping. Boating. Eco-friendliness. You could go just about anywhere with this. For this list, I stuck with animals and bugs…here are a few of our favorites:
–Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature’s Footprints by Jim Arnosky
–Rabbits & Raindrops by Jim Arnosky
–Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl Sams and Jean Stoick
–National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals by Catherine D. Hughes
–The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss
–Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
–Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner
–Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail by Herman Parish
As kids get older (late elementary school,) they tend to like nature survival stories that pit people (usually kids like them) against the elements. These are some good ones:
–Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
–Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
–Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
–The Boys’ Book of Survival by Guy Campbell
What’s your children’s favorite nature book?
This is the third post in our Nature Week series. Click here for the previous post.
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