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Best Books on Nature

Recommendations from 22 articles, Reese Witherspoon, Walt Mossberg, Cat Cora and 16 others.
Best Books on Nature
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Nature Anatomy
The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World
Julia Rothman - 2015-01-27 (first published in 2014)
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See the world in a new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman celebrates the diverse curiosities and beauty of the natural world in this exciting new volume. With whimsically hip illustrations, every page is an extraordinary look at all kinds of subjects, from mineral formation and the inside of a volcano to what makes sunsets, monarch butterfly ...
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A Seed Is Sleepy
(Nature Books for Kids, Environmental Science for Kids)
Dianna Aston - 2014-03-04
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Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent's lap as in a classroo...
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Beyond the Pond
Joseph Kuefler - 2015-10-06
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Just behind an ordinary housefilled with too little fun,Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond.Beyond the pond, he discovers a not-so-ordinary world that will change him forever....
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The Big Book of Bugs
Yuval Zommer - 2016-04-18 (first published in 2015)
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From moths and beetles to worms and spiders, the world is crawling with fascinating bugs. The Big Book of Bugs is the first fact-filled book for children to explore the vast array of creepy-crawlies that share our Earth.In the first pages, children learn that bugs live nearly everywhere on the planet and gain tips on how to become a young bug spott...
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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
(Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book)
Kate Messner - 2017-03-14 (first published in 2015)
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In this exuberant and lyrical follow-up to the award-winning Over and Under the Snow, discover the wonders that lie hidden between stalks, under the shade of leaves . . . and down in the dirt.Explore the secret world beneath the dirt that brings the world of nature to life: Up in the garden, the world is full of green—leaves and sprouts, growing ve...
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Over and Under the Pond
(Environment and Ecology Books for Kids, Nature Books, Children's Oceanography Books, Animal Books for Kids)
Kate Messner - 2017-03-07
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In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a m...
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Here We Are Notes For Living On Planet
Illustrated Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers - 2017-01-01
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Well, hello.And welcome to this Planet.We call it Earth.Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll f...
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The Lorax
Dr. Seuss - 1998-02-24 (first published in 1971)
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"UNLESS someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not." Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty. His classic cautionary tale is now available in an irresis...
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Owl Moon
Jane Yolen - 1987-10-23
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Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.But there is no answer.Wordlessly the two companions walk along, for when you go owling you don't need words. You don't need anything but hope. Sometimes...
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Welcome to the Museum
Jenny Broom - 2014-09-09
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Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the "walls" of the printed page, showcasing the world's finest collections of objects from natural history to art. Open 365 days a year and unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, each title in this series is organized into galleries that display more than 200 full-color specimens accompa...
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A Nest Is Noisy
Dianna Hutts Aston - 2017-03-14
Birds, Nests & Eggs by Mel Boring
Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies
Trees, Leaves & Bark by Diane Burns
Fun With Nature by Mel Boring
A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Aston
Tree by Britta Teckentrup
The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups by Gina Ingoglia
Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd
The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
You Belong Here by M. H. Clark
A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies by Mel Boring
A River by Marc Martin
Curious Kids Nature Guide by Fiona Cohen
Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms by Diane Burns
Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
Botanicum Postcards by Kathy Willis
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray
Sing a Song of Seasons by Nosy Crow
Moon by Britta Teckentrup
The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom
Strange Trees by Bernadette Pourquie
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
Wilding by Isabella Tree
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
The Lost Spells by
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan
How to Be a Wildflower by Katie Daisy
The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins
The Brilliant Deep by Kate Messner
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky by Michael Driscoll
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth by Rachel Ignotofsky
The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman
Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey
Tiny, Perfect Things by M. H. Clark
A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Hutts Aston
Curiositree by Aj Wood
The Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer
101 Things For Kids To Do Outside by Dawn Isaac
Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins
Tracks, Scats and Signs by Leslie Dendy
Bonkers About Beetles by Owen Davey
Guidebook to Relative Strangers by Camille T. Dungy
Bee by Britta Teckentrup
Frogs, Toads & Turtles by Diane Burns
Howl like a Wolf! by Kathleen Yale
Forest Craft by Richard Irvine
Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees by Jim Arnosky
Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars by Christiane Kump Tibbitts
Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks by Mel Boring
Birdwatching For Kids by George H. Harrison
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman
Gaia Girls Enter the Earth by Lee Welles
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Water Is Water by Miranda Paul
How to Be a Good Creature by SY Montgomery
The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws
Tiny Creatures by Nicola Davies
Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow
The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain
The Magic and Mystery of Trees by Jen Green
The Hike by Alison Farrell
The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis
The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy
A Walk Through the Woods by Louise Greig
Zoo in the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton
Mossy by Jan Brett
Writing Wild by Kathryn Aalto