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10 Books About the Outdoors


    ABCers - Carole Lexa Schaefer

    On a warm summer's day, children in a park find fun things to do from A to Z.
    PICTURE BOOK Schaefer, C.
    In the Tall, Tall Grass

    In the Tall, Tall Grass - Denise Fleming

    Rhymed text (crunch, munch, caterpillars lunch) presents a toddler's view of creatures found in the grass from lunchtime till nightfall, such as bees, ants, and moles.
    PICTURE BOOK Fleming, D.
    Growing Vegetable Soup

    Growing Vegetable Soup - Lois Ehlert

    A father and child grow vegetables and then make them into a soup.
    PICTURE BOOK Ehlert, L.
    Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey

    Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
    PICTURE BOOK McCloskey, R.
    Riki's Birdhouse

    Riki's Birdhouse - Monica Wellington

    Riki, who loves to watch, feed, and listen to the birds that come to his garden, decides to build a birdhouse.
    PICTURE BOOK Wellington, M.

    Stars - Mary Lyn Ray

    Explores the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one's pocket for those days when one does not feel shiny.
    Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator

    Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator - Sarah C. Campbell

    Stunning photographs and a fact-filled story deliver a closeup look at a day in the life of a tiny, and unexpected, predator - the seriously slimy wolfsnail.
    CHILDREN 594.38 C191 2008
    Planting the Trees of Kenya

    Planting the Trees of Kenya - Claire A. Nivola

    The remarkable true story of Wangari Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, who changed the fate of her village in the highlands of Kenya by teaching her people how to care for it.
    CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Maathai, W. 2008

    Rascal - Sterling North

    The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.
    CHILDREN 599.7632 N867
    Wild Wings

    Wild Wings - Gill Lewis

    Callum and Iona discover an osprey on Callum's family farm. When Iona falls ill, Callum promises to protect the bird, and connects with a girl in Gambia who can help him make good - in more ways than one.
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