Books We Like

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For Parents:

The Parent's Guide to Camping With Children by Roger & Kimberly Woodson

Best Hikes With Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley: 1588468127 (Best Hikes With Children) series published by The Mountaineers
Guides by state or region.

Janice VanCleave's Earth Science for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work (Science for Every Kid Series) series by Janice Van Cleaves
Easy experiments you can do at home, that work.

Big Apple Safari for Families: The Urban Park Rangers' Guide to Nature in New York City
by Sharon Seitz
Nature excursions in the city, by a New York City public school teacher—Top Kid's Pre-K science teacher, in fact.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder [LAST CHILD IN WOODS-UPDATED/E]

For Kids:

Fun With Nature: Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring
More Fun with Nature (Fun with Nature) by Laura Evert
Simple explanations, crafts and activities for younger children.

The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors by Joe Rhatigan
Great ideas for crafts and activities.

Creek Stompin' and Gettin' into Nature: Environmental Activities That Foster Youth Development by Mary Low

Fishing In A Brook (Activities for Kids) by Lawson Drinkard

Haiku Hike Written and illustrated by 4th grade students at St. Mary's Catholic School, Mansfield, MA

For Everyone:

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Reptiles and Amphibians (Audubon Pocket Guides) Audubon Society Pocket Guides Series.

Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson First Guides(R)) Peterson First Guides Series.

Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey—yes, the Curious George guy, and by far the best night sky book I've found for all ages.

Basic Essentials Knots for the Outdoors, 3rd (Basic Essentials Series) by Cliff Jacobson - Good explanations and lots of illustrations.

Just for Fun:

Scooby-Doo Reader: The Camping Caper (Scooby-Doo Reader) by Gail Herman

A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

Hide and Seek Camping Trip a Peek-a-Boo Book by Tom Cooke

Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park (Vintage Departures) by Marie Winn

Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman (Beginner Books)

Website of Jean Craighead George whose many books about animals inspired Treetop Mom as a young reader

Ranger Rick for kids 7 and up
Your Big Backyard for kids 3-7
Boys' Life "for all boys"

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