nature books for kids

August 20, 2012

Fall is always a good time to pick up a few nature books at the library. Here are some we've enjoyed lately.

The most stunning aspect of Woodpecker Forest is the woodcut illustrations. I couldn't stop staring at each page. Definitely art-work inspiring.

Welcome, Brown Bird tells the story of one bird and two boys who each share part of the year with the beautifully-singing songbird. It's a good one for showing what happens when birds fly south for the winter or north for the summer--depending on where you live.

The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist 
Juliet is really into flowers right now. When she found out that some are named after the people who discovered them, she decided she wanted to discover one and have it named after her. Unfortunately, I think all the ones in our area have already been discovered and named.

This story of William Bartram was great because he spent so much time "discovering" plants that were new to the European settlers of the U.S.

It's a  long book, but she stuck with it. There is a good mix of science, art, and history in it and is one that will  be a springboard into further studies for us. 

Do you have any favorite nature-related books to share with me? We are on the hunt for anything flower-related!

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