When Pileated Woodpeckers nested just outside my window in 2015, they took me on a bird-watching adventure. The woodpeckers also ignited my passion for filming, learning about, and eventually writing about nature on my blog.
It wasn’t long before I decided to write nature-themed children’s books, too. That process includes reading in the genre. What a pleasure that has been! I’ve discovered many wonderful kids’ books about our natural world. Now, when I see something compelling about a bird, an insect, or some other critter, I look for kids’ books that relate. I hope adults are sharing my blog with kids, and I like to support that by making kid-friendly connections to my posts.
On this series of pages, you’ll find those connections: Children’s book recommendations with the photos or videos that made me seek and share wonderful titles.
I’ve divided the book recommendations into topics:
Insects, Spiders, & other ‘Bugs’
Nurturing Curiosity about the Natural World
Knowing & Growing These are not necessarily books about nature. Instead, they’re fun or thought-provoking books that relate in some way to something I saw in our woods.
You can click on the links above or use sidebar navigation to reach the pages. I’ll be adding to them as I continue to discover kids’ literature that connects to nature.