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This is a guest post from writer Bryony Angell of Seattle, WA. — BOOK REVIEW: Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest by Julie Zickefoose (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), 352 pp. Hardcover, $28.00. Images courtesy the author/illustrator’s website (click each of them … Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at urban wildlife, farm animals, and growing green beans
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 three new titles for Spring are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. In Wild Ones: Observing … Continue reading
Sasquatch Books in Seattle has published a second edition of their guide to relatively easy hikes throughout Oregon. Seabury Blair Jr., The Creaky Knees Guide Oregon: The 85 Best Easy Hikes (Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2016), 306 pp. Publisher’s description This … Continue reading
A new book from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in the UK aims to get more families outside in nature (and thus later to have an interest in the protection of the environment). As David Sobel has … Continue reading
In The Last Child in the Woods (2005), Richard Louv brought the need to connect children to nature into the public conversation, introducing to parents, teachers, community partners, and policy-makers the term “nature-deficit disorder,” and described the benefits of nature … Continue reading
I like nature books that are intended for kids to immerse themselves in – ones that they can pick and choose which pages to be particularity interested in at a certain time. Outside is just such a book: Maria Ana Peixe Dias … Continue reading
Here in Oregon we’ve had days and days of rain. It’s expected, of course, and although as I type this our afternoon today is sunny, rain will continue as we get into Spring. That means getting my little girl out … Continue reading
Robert J. Lillie, Beauty from the Beast: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest (Philomath, OR: Wells Creek Publishers, 2015), 92 pp. This slim but full-of-information guide to how much of the geology of the Pacific Northwest, and … Continue reading
I can’t get enough of children’s books that promote outdoor play. That combination – reading books & a love of nature – warms my heart. Bringing the Outside In by Mary McKenna Siddals is a new title the hits all the … Continue reading
While this blog is dedicated to sharing about nature exploring in and around Portland, OR, occasionally we post about our country’s national parks. Our friends at the National Park Trust, who we’ve posted about before (see here), have published a … Continue reading