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BOOK: Children & Other Wild Animals

Recently published from the OSU Press: Brian Doyle, Children & Other Wild Animals (Corvallis: Oregon State UuniversityPress, 2014), 176 pp Publisher’s Description In Children & Other Wild Animals, bestselling novelist Brian Doyle (Mink River, The Plover) describes encounters with astounding … Continue reading

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BOOK: Field Guide to Oregon Rivers

Recently published from the OSU Press: Tim Palmer, Field Guide to Oregon Rivers (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2014), 320 pp Publisher’s Description Despite Oregon’s watery reputation, the state has lacked a field guide for its many celebrated rivers and … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at prairies and seed dispersal

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). They publish some of the best nature books for kids in my opinion. Their two new titles for Fall are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In The Prairie … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Truth About Nature (& giveaway at DestinationNature.net)

Last year, I wrote about a new book from Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer that offered awesome ways for kids to get excited about nature, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things To Do In Nature Before You Grow … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Letters of the West & Tracks Count (Little Naturalist series)

Last year, Portland publisher Craigmore Creations put out the first in their Little Naturalist series, Flowers by Number (reviewed here). They have just published two more titles in the series, one being Letters of the West: An ABC BOOK of … Continue reading

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BOOK: Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World

Ben Hewitt, Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World (Boston: Roost Books, 2014), 176 pp. Publisher’s description: In this most personal of his books to date, Ben Hewitt shows us how … Continue reading

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BOOK: Flashlight

Lizi Boyd, Flashlight (San Fransisco: Chronicle Books, 2014), 40 pp. Publisher’s description: Inside a tent it’s cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told solely through images … Continue reading

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BOOK: National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide

Kim Kurki, National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide (New York: Black Dog & Levanthal Publishers, 2014), 80 pp. Illustrations by Kim Kurki. Publisher’s description: National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds introduces kids ages 7 through 12 to … Continue reading

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BOOK: Children & Nature: Making Connections

George K. Russell, ed. Children & Nature: Making Connections (Great Barrington, MA: Myrin Institute, 2014), 144 pp. Publisher’s description: This collection of 12 essays has been assembled out of a concern that many young people in America have little contact … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Wait! Wait! & In the Meadow

   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

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