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BOOK REVIEWS: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications

Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) has three new children’s nature books for the Spring season that are geared toward kids ages 4-10, and I am happy to share a little about each one with you. Like I have mentioned before, this publisher produces … Continue reading

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If you are interested in having me review a book or other media that concerns either Pacific Northwest natural history or the children and nature movement (including general nature books for kids), please contact me at: michaeldavidbarton AT gmail DOT … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& Giveaway!): Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests

Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests, by Edward C. Jensen (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service, 2013), 148 pp. Earlier this year I posted about a well-respected field guide, Tree to Know in Oregon. The author has just … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Three new nature titles from Dawn Publications

Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) has three new children’s nature books out for ages 3-8, and I am delighted to not only have copies for my children, but to share with you how awesome they are. This publisher does wonderfully how books … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild

Lyanda Lynn Haupt, The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013), 352 pp. Getting to know the neighbors When you live in an urban environment, there are many things to deal with: pollution, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: New Charley Harper nature books for kids & event at Powell’s on Sept. 21

I love Charley Harper‘s (1922-2007) artwork, and Zoe Burke has added text to create these beautiful little books. I recently reviewed the first one for the Portland Book Review, Charley Harper’s What’s in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book. It … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

There’s a new bird book in town: Sarah Swanson and Max Smith, Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2013), 244 pp. I first learned of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& Giveaway!): Trees to Know in Oregon

Trees to Know in Oregon, by Edward C. Jensen (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service, 2010), 152 pp. Do you want to get to know the different species of trees in Oregon? The Extension Service at Oregon State University … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& Giveaway): The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids

The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun, by Whitney Cohen & John Fisher (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2012), 256 pp. The closest place to get a child exploring in nature … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& Giveaway): Closer to the Ground

Closer to the Ground: An outdoor family’s year on the water, in the woods and at the table, by Dylan Tomine (Ventura, CA: Patagonia Books, 2012), 230 pp. Outdoor writer Dylan Tomine recounts his family’s experiences being connected to the … Continue reading

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