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Recommendations from 19 articles, Emma Watson, Richard Branson, Tim O’Reilly and 15 others.
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Nature Anatomy
The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World
Julia Rothman - Jan 27, 2015 (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 ...
A Seed Is Sleepy
(Nature Books for Kids, Environmental Science for Kids)
Dianna Aston - Mar 04, 2014
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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...
Animalium
Welcome to the Museum
Jenny Broom - Sep 09, 2014
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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...
A Butterfly Is Patient
(Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books)
Dianna Aston - Mar 03, 2015 (first published in 2011)
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From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a...
A Nest Is Noisy
Dianna Hutts Aston - Mar 14, 2017
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"Fans will rejoice at the first sight of A Nest Is Noisy," promises School Library Journal, and they're right. From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, A Rock Is Lively, and A Beetle Is Shy comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests, from those of tiny bee hummingb...
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
(Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book)
Kate Messner - Mar 14, 2017 (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...
Outside Your Window
A First Book of Nature
Nicola Davies - Feb 14, 2012
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This gorgeously illustrated volume of poetry — sprinkled with facts and fun things to do — sows an early love for nature in all its beauty and wonder.The buzz of bees in summertime. The tracks of a bird in the winter snow. This beautiful book captures all the sights and sounds of a child’s interactions with nature, from planting acorns or biting in...
The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups
Gina Ingoglia - Dec 17, 2013
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The birds, the bees, the flowers and the…TREES! How do trees grow? Why do leaves change? What kind of tree is that? The acclaimed Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s guide answers all kids’ (and their parents’) tree-related questions in an easy-to-understand way. It features 33 different trees that grow in North America, from rural Georgia to the streets of ...
Over and Under the Pond
(Environment and Ecology Books for Kids, Nature Books, Children's Oceanography Books, Animal Books for Kids)
Kate Messner - Mar 07, 2017
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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...
Beyond the Pond
Joseph Kuefler - Oct 06, 2015
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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....
Owl Moon
Jane Yolen - Oct 23, 1987
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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...
An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston
Botanicum Postcards by Kathy Willis
Birds, Nests & Eggs by Mel Boring
Tree by Britta Teckentrup
Trees, Leaves & Bark by Diane Burns
Fun With Nature by Mel Boring
The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom
Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd
Curious Kids Nature Guide by Fiona Cohen
The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes
A Walk in the Forest by Maria Dek
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader by Bill Martin Jr.
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett
You Belong Here by M.H. Clark
The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws
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 Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins
Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth by Rachel Ignotofsky
The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
Sing a Song of Seasons by Nosy Crow
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman
The Nature Connection by Clare Walker Leslie
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies by Mel Boring
A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Hutts Aston
Curiositree by AJ Wood
The Big Book of Beasts by Yuval Zommer
A River by Marc Martin
Moon by Britta Teckentrup
Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms by Diane Burns
The Variety Of Life by
Little Owl's Night by Divya Srinivasan
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
Gaia Girls Enter the Earth by Lee Welles
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray
Strange Trees by Bernadette Pourquie
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs by Tristan Gooley
Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
James Herriot's Treasury for Children by James Herriot
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Wilding by Isabella Tree
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Beyond Words by Carl Safina
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
The Snowy Day Board Book by Ezra Jack Keats
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Born Free by Joy Adamson
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia by Lucy Spelman
Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey Dr.
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
Dream Animals by Emily Winfield Martin
The Water Princess by Susan Verde
Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Chasing New Horizons by Alan Stern
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature by Stan Berenstain
The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström
The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell
Water Is Water by Miranda Paul
Tiny Creatures by Nicola Davies
Swell by Liz Clark
The Raft by Jim LaMarche
The Animal Book by David Burnie
What We See in the Stars by Kelsey Oseid
My Side of the Mountain Trilogy by Jean Craighead George
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman
An Anthology of Intriguing Animals by DK
The Brilliant Deep by Kate Messner
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber
Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden
Does It Fart? by Nick Caruso
Bees by Piotr Socha
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis
Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow
She Has Her Mother's Laugh by Carl Zimmer
The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain
Redwoods by Jason Chin
Island by Jason Chin
The Mountain That Loved a Bird by Alice McLerran
Keeping a Nature Journal by Clare Walker Leslie
Wilderness Essays by John Muir
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky by Michael Driscoll
The Magic and Mystery of Trees by Jen Green
This Is Sadie by Sara O'Leary
Backyard Birds by Karen Stray Nolting
Kiss the Ground by Josh Tickell
The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner
Surf Is Where You Find It by Gerry Lopez
Animals by the Numbers by Steve Jenkins
Feathers by Melissa Stewart
I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis
The Wonders of Nature by Ben Hoare
Follow the Moon Home by Philippe Cousteau
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Over in the Ocean by Marianne Berkes
Trees by Piotr Socha
What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz
The Story of Snow by Jon Nelson
Spiritual Ecology by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The Big Book of Birds by Yuval Zommer
Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin
Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey
Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams
Amazing Facts About Baby Animals by Maja Säfström
Animals of a Bygone Era by Maja Säfström
The Naturalist's Notebook by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright
The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall
Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Tiny, Perfect Things by M. H. Clark
This Phenomenal Life by Misha Blaise
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America, Second Edition by Jonathan Alderfer
Wise Trees by Diane Cook
Closer to the Ground by Dylan Tomine
Owls by Matt Sewell
The Hike by Alison Farrell
A Drop Of Water by Walter Wick
Many by Nicola Davies
Atlas of Animal Adventures by Rachel Williams
A World Full of Animal Stories by Angela McAllister
The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci
Under the Sea-Wind by Rachel Carson
The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis
101 Things For Kids To Do Outside by Dawn Isaac
Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Thermes
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty
Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins
Tracks, Scats and Signs by Leslie Dendy
Everything & Everywhere by Marc Martin
Bonkers About Beetles by Owen Davey
The Hugging Tree by Jill Neimark
Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro
The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki
A Walk Through the Woods by Louise Greig
The Usborne Flip Flap Body Book by Alastair Smith
About Birds by Cathryn Sill
Guidebook to Relative Strangers by Camille T. Dungy
Golden Poppies by Laila Ibrahim
Bee by Britta Teckentrup
Unusual Creatures by Michael Hearst
The Living Forest by Robert Llewellyn
Frogs, Toads & Turtles by Diane Burns
Howl like a Wolf! by Kathleen Yale
Forest Craft by Richard Irvine
The Watcher by Jeanette Winter
Song of the Wild by Nicola Davies
Lots by Marc Martin
Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Trees by Jim Arnosky
Tall Tall Tree by Anthony D. Fredericks
When the Whales Walked by Dougal Dixon
Syzygy, Beauty by T Fleischmann
Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars by Christiane Kump Tibbitts
Children's Illustrated Animal Atlas by DK
Nature All Around by Pamela Hickman
A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer
Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
ABC Oceansby American Museum of Natural History by
Atlas of Ocean Adventures by Emily Hawkins
My Book of Birds by Geraldo Valério
How Do You Lift a Lion? by Robert E. Wells
Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding by Bernard J. Nebel
S Is for S'mores by Helen Foster James
More Fun With Nature by Mel Boring
Nature Journal by Alice M Cantrell
The Burgess Seashore Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks by Mel Boring
What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? by Robert E. Wells
National Geographic Kids Look & Learn by National Geographic
Nature's Day by Kay Maguire
Outside by Maria Ana Peixe Dias
D'Aulaires' Book of Animals by Ingri d'Aulaire
Teaching the Trees by Joan Maloof
Birdwatching For Kids by George H. Harrison
Zoo in the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton
National Geographic Kids Look and Learn by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
How to Survive as a Shark by Kristen Foote
Nature Journal For Little Explorers by Monkey & Bean Book Company
The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy
Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals by Dr Philip Whitfield
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
Malama Honua by Jennifer Allen
Rocks, Fossils & Arrowheads by Laura Evert
The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature by Brooklyn Botanic Garden Educators
Tiny Explorers by Miro Tartan
Wild World by Angela McAllister
Planets, Moons and Stars by Laura Evert
Hello Nature by Nina Chakrabarti
A Drop Around the World by Barbara Shaw McKinney
Chasing Rumor by Cameron Chambers
Writing Wild by Kathryn Aalto
Taking Flight by Rachel Mazur
The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins
My First Book About Backyard Nature by Patricia J. Wynne
The Man Made of Stars — Remind young ones that there is always room for more light in the world by M.H. Clark
Flowerpaedia by Cheralyn Darcey
Nature All Around by Pamela Hickman
Birds by Herbert S. Zim
The Calling by Barry Blanchard
Whatever the Weather by Annie Riechmann
Animalium Activity Book by Big Picture Press
First in Fly by Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr
Last Wilderness by Neil Ansell
Pond by Jim LaMarche
The Book of Seeds by Paul Smith
A Temporary Refuge by Lee Spencer
The Butterfly House by Katy Flint
Ocean by Ricardo Henriques
A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard
The Everywhere Bear by Rachel Mazur
A Walk on the Beach by Laurie Goldman
Fun in the Mud by Sally Bolger
Crinkleroot's Nature Almanac by Jim Arnosky
We All Are One by Rachel Mazur
Botanicum Activity Book by Kathy Willis
Our Place by
Swifts in a Tower by David Lack
Making a Splash by Rachel Mazur
The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants by Department of the Army
Racing with Butterflies by Rachel Mazur
Bug Lab for Kids by John W. Guyton
Sip, Pick, and Pack by Polly Cheney
Outside by Maria Ana Peixe Dias
What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? by Robert E. Wells
Outside by Maria Ana Peixe Dias
Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats by Jim Arnosky
A Mountaineer's Life by Allen Steck
Owls by Gail Gibbons
ABC Rainforestby American Museum of Natural History by
What's Older Than a Giant Tortoise? by Robert E. Wells
Fish Tricks by Haude Levesque
My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean E. Pendziwol
E is for Evergreen by Roland Smith
Everything Spring by Jill Esbaum
Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak
M Is for Majestic by David Domeniconi
Octopus Escapes Again! by Laurie Ellen Angus
The Great Work by Thomas Berry
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Rain School by James Rumford
The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell
How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Two Old Women, 20th Anniversary Edition by Velma Wallis
Over in a River by Marianne Berkes
Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin
Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder
When The Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow
Hatch! by Roxie Munro
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish by Steve Jenkins
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz
Who Eats What? by Patricia Lauber
Natural History Collector by Michael Sanchez
The Voyage of the Cormorant by Christian Beamish
At the Same Moment, Around the World by Clotilde Perrin
Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses by Susan Patterson
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
How Mountains Are Made by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Slow Is Fast by Dan Malloy
Mossy by Jan Brett
Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson
All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon
The Light in the Dark by Horatio Clare
Seabird by Holling C. Holling
True North by Francis Gavin
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Birds from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Nature's Temples by Joan Maloof
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
The Revenant by Michael Punke
Night Animals by Gianna Marino
A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry
Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins
The Branch by Mireille Messier
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum
A Web by Isabelle Simler
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
In the Past by David Elliott
Poetree by Caroline Pignat
Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wahl
The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons
The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by
Close Encounters with Humankind by Sang-Hee Lee
You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart
The Road Home by Katie Cotton
Voices from the Farm, Second Edition by Rupert Fike
Earth Verse by Sally M. Walker
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Run Wild by David Covell
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Appalachian Elegy by bell hooks
What the Future Looks Like by Jim Al-Khalili
Caterpillar and Bean by Martin Jenkins
A Year of Nature Poems by Joseph Coelho
West of Eden by Iain Boal
Dirt by Bill Buford
My Abandonment by Peter Rock
The Dinosaur Artist by Paige Williams
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
The Ash Family by Molly Dektar
An Oak Tree's Life by Nancy Dickmann
Being a Beast by Charles Foster
[Paddle to Sea] By by C.Holling Holling