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BOOK REVIEW: Secrets of the Apple Tree

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

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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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