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10 Books About Observing Nature

    Baby Bear Sees Blue

    Baby Bear Sees Blue - Ashley Wolff

    Leaving the den as the weather warms, Baby Bear discovers blue birds, red strawberries, orange butterflies, and other colorful things in nature.

    PICTURE BOOK Wolff, A.
    Little White Rabbit

    Little White Rabbit - Kevin Henkes

    As he hops along a little rabbit wonders what it would be like to be green as grass, tall as fir trees, hard as rocks, and flutter like butterflies.

    PICTURE BOOK Henkes, K.
    Splash!

    Splash! - Ann Jonas

    A little girl's pets jump in and out of a backyard pond as readers are challenged to observe and count the animals.

    PICTURE BOOK Jonas, A.
    Planting a Rainbow

    Planting a Rainbow - Lois Ehlert

    A mother and child plant a rainbow of flowers in the family garden, from orange poppies to purple violets.

    PICTURE BOOK Ehlert, L.
    Step Gently Out

    Step Gently Out - Helen Frost

    This beautifully photographed poem inspires readers to be still and look closely at the world just outside the door.

    PICTURE BOOK Frost, H.
    Picture a Tree

    Picture a Tree - Barbara Reid

    Explores in words and pictures different ways of seeing and experiencing trees.

    PICTURE BOOK Reid, B.
    Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?

    Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? - Rita Gray

    All the other birds share their different songs, but the mother nesting bird stays quiet and still while sitting on her eggs.

    PICTURE BOOK Gray, R.
    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

    Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature - Joyce Sidman

    Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear.

    PICTURE BOOK Sidman, J.
    A Rock is Lively

    A Rock is Lively - Dianna Hutts Aston

    From dazzling lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, this poetic book describes the incredible variety of rocks on Earth and how they move through the rock cycle.

    CHILDREN 552 A856 2012
    Insect Detective

    Insect Detective - Steve Voake

    Become an insect detective and find out just what the insects around you are up to! An enticing, fact-filled invitation to explore the world of insects.

    CHILDREN 595.7 V872 2010
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