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- Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium in Portland, Sept. 15
- Monday thought of the week: every child
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Two recent children’s books from Enchanted Lion Books, I absolutely adore. Their stories are as simple as can be, and their illustrations beautiful, delicate, and immersive. Translated from Japanese, they capture the wonder and excitement of young children exploring … Continue reading
NOTE: Paul will be at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne this Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm to talk about his book (info). Over the last four years of living in Portland, we’ve explored in many of the city’s natural areas and those in … Continue reading
NOTE: Adam will be at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne on August 21 at 7:30pm to talk about this book (info). A few weeks ago I took my kids to a waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge. My guide for the … Continue reading
I love nature books. We have lots of them in our house, and we check them out often from our library. And while there are many, many titles to choose from, sometimes one comes along that is in itself a … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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