Nature-Inspired Books for Children

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“A good book is a magic gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. Books are experiences that make us grow, that add something to our inner stature.” (Gladys Hunt, Honey For A Child’s Heart)

I’m always on the lookout for picture books that help inspire a love of nature, to encourage us all to adventure in our imaginations as richly as we do in the outdoors. I’ve put together a massive list below of my favorites. My longer blog post on inspiring kids with a love of nature can be found here.

For those of you with older kids, I recommend listening to Read Aloud Revival’s podcast with Greta Eskridge on inspiring a love of nature through books.

Note: we live in Indiana and do not have the ocean nearby so I did not include sea life in my book lists. There’s lots of great lists out there on Pinterest if you want to seek those out or feel free to email me and I can direct you to some good finds! 

Nature Anatomy for Kids

nature anatomy books

Birds

birds book list

You can also check out our B is for Bird Unit here if interested.

Insects, Spiders, & Worms

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Camping

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Pond Life

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Trees

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Food from the Wild

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Woodland Fantasy

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The Spirit of Adventuring

adventuring book list

Celebrating the Four Seasons

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I have a detailed review of my favorite four-seasons picture books on this blog post.

Animals in Winter

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You can also check out our Animals in Winter Unit here if interested.

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