12 Nature Books To Get The Kids Exploring The Great Outdoors

June 6, 2018

We picked up a few field guides at the bookstore on a whim last week to keep handy for our trips to the beach, on hikes and other outings this summer. I'm a sucker for a good nature book (especially the ones that are both visually stunning to flip through and chock full of information), so I thought I'd share a dozen favorites finds with you.


1. A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature by AJ Wood & Mike Jolley



2. This Phenomenal Life: The Amazing Ways We Are Connected with our Universe by Misha Blaise 



3. How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature by Scott D Sampson



4. The Little Hands Nature Book by Nancy Fusco Castaldo


5. Nature Journal by Alice M Cantrell



6. The Curious Nature Guide: Explore the Natural Wonders All Around You by Clare Walker Leslie



7. Play the Forest School Way: Woodland Games, Crafts and Skills for Adventurous Kids by Peter Houghton and Jane Worroll 



8. Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv 



9. A Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest by Kenn Kaufman, Jeff Sayre and Kimberly Kaufman




10. The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families and Classrooms by Clare Walker Leslie



 11. Fun with Nature: Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring


12. Small Adventures Journal: A Little Field Guide for Big Discoveries in Nature by Keiko Brodeur



Let us know if we've missed your favorite, or if you have any tricks to make a nature-rich life part of your daily routine.  

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