Much of what I’m writing now has an environmental theme, and I work in a bookstore as well. One of my missions is connecting kids with nature through books. Here are some standout nature titles from other authors:
For very young kids, nothing beats In My Nest. The original in this adorable board book by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovitch has now been joined by In My Pond, In My Den, In My Tree, In My Flower, and In My Meadow. For more on this, see my post on the “Interesting Nonfiction for Kids” blog.
Picture book readers will love Kevin Henkes’ newest wonder, My Garden. This story, full of imagination, is definitely fiction. But it may spur kids to get out there and try their hand at gardening!
Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman and illustrated by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes offers a different—and beautiful—nonfiction take on plants from seed to flower to fruit.
Older elementary kids will be fascinated by How the World Works: A Hands-On Guide to Our Amazing Planet by Christian Dorian and Beverly Young. Tabs, wheels, flaps, and absorbing graphics make basic life and earth science come alive.