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Nature Nonfiction Author Spotlight: Gail Gibbons

About Gail Gibbons' Books Gail Gibbons' nonfiction picture books are likely already familiar to you. She has written close to 200 books, after all! Her books span a wide range of topics, from transportation to sharks, clocks to tornadoes, and holidays to apples. Her nonfiction picture books are aimed at children ages 4-8 years old… Continue reading Nature Nonfiction Author Spotlight: Gail Gibbons

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Becoming a Naturalist with Clare Walker Leslie

Clare Walker Leslie: An Introduction I have shared about Clare Walker Leslie's books before in my post about Nature Journaling, but I thought I would take some time and explore in more detail some of Leslie's thoughts on nature journaling and connection with nature as well as provide some information about her published works that… Continue reading Becoming a Naturalist with Clare Walker Leslie

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National Parks Unit Resources

Curriculum: Traveling the Parks (The Waldock Way) Book Seeds Profiles in Science: John Muir (Blossom & Root) Traveling the Parks uses guided lessons with a Student Notebook as a way to pretend to travel to National Parks throughout the U.S. together, learn about the parks in an engaging way, and includes wholistic learning. The curriculum… Continue reading National Parks Unit Resources

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Natural Backyard Play Supplies

“Daily exposure to the outdoors stimulates the brain in many ways: (1) There are no expectations. Children are forced to use their imagination in order for that stick, rock or pinecone to become a part of their world. (2) There are endless possibilities. The outdoors challenges the mind to constantly think in new ways. (3)… Continue reading Natural Backyard Play Supplies


Favorite Tree Books for Children

Tree Narratives for Children A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry A poetic ode to the beauty of the presence of trees in our everyday lives. The simplicity is perfect and a lovely depiction of childhood. *Great for preschoolers Greta and the Giants by Zoë Tucker An allegorical depiction of a young girl standing… Continue reading Favorite Tree Books for Children


Wild Cats Nature Study

Nonfiction Books: Wild Cats by Deborah Hodge Crazy About Cats by Owen Davey Tooth & Claw by Jim Arnosky An Anthology of Intriguing Animals (Tiger, Lion, Puma, Snow Leopard, Cheetah) Wild Tracks by Jim Arnosky (Feline Tracks, pages 23-26) Tooth & Claw by Jim Arnosky (Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Mountain Lion, Jaguar) Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals… Continue reading Wild Cats Nature Study


Monarch Butterfly Nature Study

Monarch-Specific Books: Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost and Leonid Gore Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story by Zeena Pliska We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles (Monarch Butterflies, pages 24-25) Song of the Wild (Monarch Butterflies, pages 96-97) Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman (Monarch Migration, page 74) The Butterfly… Continue reading Monarch Butterfly Nature Study