Selected Books about Nature for Children
Creekfinding by Jackie Briggs Martin, illustrated by Claudia McGehee (2017). Restoration of a prairie spring-fed creek and the return of creatures to the creek.
Big Belching Bog by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (2010). Exploration of a Minnesota peat bog.
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow (2006) by Joyce Sidman (illustrated by Beth Krommes). Poems, some descriptive, some written as riddles that explore the creatures of the meadow.
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small (2007) Bringing nature to the city.
Look Up Bird Watching in Your Own Back Yard by Annette LeBlanc Cate. A friendly kids' guide to bird-watching. (2013)
No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Allen Young (2013) explains where chocolate comes from.
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems by Kristine O'Connell George, illustrated by Kate Kiesler (1998) short poems celebrate trees and the many ways they touch our lives.
One North Star by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (2016) recent appreciation of regional nature.
Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (2014) Lilting description of prairie plants, with encouragement to start a patch of prairie.
Other Books about nature by Claudia McGehee and Jacqueline Briggs Martin
My Wilderness: an Alaskan Adventure (2015) Rockwell Kent's son's winter with his father on an Alaskan island.
A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet (2004) an alphabetic look at prairie plants and creatures.
A Woodland Counting Book (2006) A year-long counting of creatures and plants found in woodlands.
Where do Birds Live (2010) Fourteen habitats each with a signature bird.
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Chiru of High Tibet (2010) Illustrated by Linda Wingerter. A look at an endangered species in Tibet and the men who worked to save them.
Snowflake Bentley (1998) illustrated by Mary Azarian. a biography of a man who loved snow crystals and took 5000 photos of them in his lifetime.
© 2017 Jacqueline Briggs Martin