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10 Books for Outside

    Over and Under the Pond

    Over and Under the Pond - Kate Messner; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

    Celebrates everything that lives above and under a pond, including turtles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, minnows, frogs, and catfish.

    PICTURE BOOK Messner, K.
    Finding Wild

    Finding Wild - Megan Wagner Lloyd; illustrated by Abigail Halpin

    All the ways and places that wild exists in our world and where you can find it.

    PICTURE BOOK Lloyd, M.

    Traces - Paula Fox; illustrated by Karla Kuskin

    Looks at the traces left behind by a turtle on the sand, a jet in the sky, and even a long-gone dinosaur in loose soil.

    Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

    Mr. Tiger Goes Wild - Peter Brown

    Bored with city life and proper behavior, Mr. Tiger has a wild idea that leads him to discover his true nature.

    PICTURE BOOK Brown, P.
    Are You Ready to Play Outside?

    Are You Ready to Play Outside? - Mo Willems

    Friends Elephant and Piggie are playing outside when it starts to rain, and then they must decide what to do.

    EASY READER 1 Willems, M.
    Olivia Helps Mother Nature

    Olivia Helps Mother Nature - Lauren Forte; illustrated by Jared Osterhold

    Olivia must devise a clever solution to the problem of her brother needing a nightlight in order to keep everyone in the family happy.

    EASY READER 1 Falconer, I.
    Around the World

    Around the World - Craig Shuttlewood

    Invites kids to follow the trail to discover wonders in the mountains, under the sea, in the desert, and through the woods.

    BOARD BOOK Shuttlewood, C.
    Secret Tree Fort

    Secret Tree Fort - Brianne Farley

    Two sisters are told to go and play outside on a beautiful day, and one tempts the other with a description of her super-cool, super-secret tree fort.

    PICTURE BOOK Farley, B.
    Some Bugs

    Some Bugs - Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

    From butterflies and moths to crickets and cicadas, a rhyming exploration of backyard-bug behavior.

    PICTURE BOOK DiTerlizzi, A.
    Duck & Goose Go to the Beach

    Duck & Goose Go to the Beach - Tad Hills

    Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck.

    PICTURE BOOK Hills, T.
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