Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.
Books We Like
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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.
The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors by Joe Rhatigan
Great ideas for crafts and activities.
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
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
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 readerShare