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BOOK: Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of the Natural World

I love books that combine fun artwork with good information. Here’s a new guide that does just that: Julia Rothman, Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2015, 224 pp). Publisher’s … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: In, by Nikki McClure & Portland book talk on May 30

Readers of this blog know that we love Nikki McClure’s artwork and books. Not only does she live and work in the Pacific Northwest, but her themes revolve around nature. She just published a new book, as author and illustrator, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: All the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth

Earth Day was a little over one week ago. At some point on that day, I sat down with my toddler daughter and read to her some poems from the new book* All the Wild Wonders: Poems of our Earth, edited … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Arrow to Alaska: A Pacific Northwest Adventure & Portland events in April

Last year we shared about a new book for children from Seattle-based artist Hannah Viano, S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet. Viano’s beautiful paper-cut art combined with learning about Pacific Northwest natural history made for a handsome little … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: How to Raise a Wild Child, by Scott Sampson (and giveaway)

Last year I had the fortune of reading a draft of a forthcoming book about connecting children to nature. Geared toward mentors – be they parents, teachers, or other adults in a child’s life – this book captured for me … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Spring nature book titles from Dawn Publications look at the water cycle, life in the mountains, and bird sounds

I’ve reviewed books from Dawn Publications (Facebook/Twitter/blog) before (see here). Their three new titles for spring are equally as informative, creative, and appealing as previous titles. This publisher produces wonderful books about nature for kids; they are entertaining, beautiful illustrated, and engaging, for … Continue reading

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BOOK: For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey

A new book from Oregon State University Press looks to be the perfect read for folks who love rivers: Kurt D. Fausch, For the Love of Rivers: A Scientist’s Journey (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2015), 288 pp. Publisher’s … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Buy a Nature Play t-shirt & receive a book!

Have you purchased a Children at Nature Play t-shirt yet? Here’s a little incentive: the first person (in Oregon) to comment here and share that you’ve just purchased a t-shirt through our campaign will receive a copy of a great … Continue reading

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BOOK: 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington

William Sullivan‘s Oregon hiking guides are among the most popular in the region. The guide for Portland and nearby hikes went into its fourth edition in 2014. William L. Sullivan, 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington (Eugene, OR: … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Outside by Deirdre Gill

We’ve been having some cold days here in Portland. There was a little snow even while we were gone over Thanksgiving. While I do not miss living in Montana this time of year, I hope we get some more snow … Continue reading

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