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BOOK REVIEW: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

“A world-famous yet hardly known literary landscape.” That’s how the author of a new book describes her subject – a place many people know of from their childhood (or, parenting or grand-parenting years). It was a place one could first visit in … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle

Water is water, in all three states of matter: ice as a solid, liquid water as, well, a liquid, and water vapor as a gas. But there are many more ways of experiencing water, as shown beautifully in a new … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Fall nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at beys & honey and moles & soil

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 If You … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: B is for Bear: A Natural Alphabet

I’ve posted here before about Hannah Viano’s first two books: S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet and Arrow to Alaska: A Pacific Northwest Adventure. Her new book, which will appeal to a larger audience since it is not … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Stick

A couple of weeks ago, my three-year-old daughter and I went for a walk at a nearby state park. While we walked and took note of sounds in the forest and collected handfuls of leaves to then turn around and toss … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Let’s Go Outside: Sticks and Stones – Nature Adventures, Games and Projects for Kids

A new book from across the pond might be of interest to nature play parents or environmental educators who work with kids in preschool or early elementary grades. While some of the language in the book is indeed specific to the UK … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Curious Nature Guide: Explore the Natural Wonders All Around You

Well-known for her many books about nature journaling, especially Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You, naturalist and artist Clare Walker Leslie has just published a new book that will appeal to a … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking

Elin Kelsey, Wild Ideas: Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking (Berkeley, CA: Owlkids Books, 2015), 32 pp. Artwork by Soyeon Kim. Without using the term, Wild Ideas is all about biomimicry – looking to nature’s innovations to model approaches to solving human … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar

Rick DeDonato, Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Disappearing Caterpillar (New York: Two Lions, 2015), 34 pp. Illustrated by Tracy Bishop. A big fan of nature. A good friend. And a mystery. Sounds like the recipe for a fun story! And it is. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Welcome to the Neighborwood

A great way to teach kids about three-dimensional structures in nature – such as animal homes – is with three-dimensional teaching aids. A new book by artist Shawn Sheehy does just that. In Welcome to the Neighborwood (Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, … Continue reading

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