As a lover and explore of nature, I wanted to share some of our favourite books. We use these books for reading and also for references. The books are beautiful, fun and packed full of information. Books that make learning fun are our favourites, and we wanted to share with our friends over at Nature Pal Exchange.
First up is the ever popular Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman which I have seen many times in many of the Nature Pal posts. A well loved book for many reasons, full of beautiful illustrations, it’s hard to find one page to fall in love with. We have used this book to identify many of the leaves, and also nests we have found.
We also love the gorgeous classic illustrations from Alain Gree. This book would be perfect for the smaller ones in your family. Her illustrations are so simple and classic, if you love the Little Golden Books style, you will fall in love with this nature book.
Lifetime by Lola M. Schafer and Christopher Silas Neal is an informal book I stumbled upon at our local Science World. They have a tiny library full of books and I had to wait my turn to take a flip through this one. After I sought it out for our home. “In a lifetime, this woodpecker will drill 30 roosting holes in the woods”.
A Seed Is Sleepy and Some Bugs are fun and an excellent way to learn and observe. You can use this project here to follow along with A Seed Is Sleepy. Some bugs is so much fun, and teaches you fun facts about bugs that you might not have known. We adore the vibrant illustration by Brendan Wenzel. His illustrations have inspired many drawing around our home.
Animalium by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom is like a visit to the museum or zoo every time you open the pages. I have used this book for many, many art projects and studies.
Two of the newest ones to our addition to our library are a book of poems celebrating outdoor play. A Stick Is An Excellent Thing by Marilyn Singer with lovely pictures by illustrator LeUyen Pham. This might actually be our first book of poems, but I love hearing my older sons pick out their favourites and read it aloud.
What’s Hidden In The Woods is just hands down a fun approach to picture books. You don’t even have to be a nature lover to appreciate the beauty and fun in the book. Although, the cute bunny hidden in the log, and the hidden ants, may just turn you into a nature lover.
Maybe you are a homeschooler, or just a nature lover, but I think think these books would make a lovely addition to any library. You can find more books we love over here.
It’s a perfect time to bring out these books because spring is just around the corner.