Inside: Immerse your child in wonderful stories about nature, animals and the environment with these 12 best nature books for children.
If you’ve been following along you know this week’s activities have all been centered around outdoor activities or nature activities.
We’ve done a ton of awesome activities including:
- Made sidewalk chalk paint
- Used these nature story cards to tell camping themed stories
- Played in this fun pool noodle and shaving cream sensory bin
- Practiced reading with this animal emergent reader book
- Had messy outdoor play with this splatter painting for kids
- Colored these adorable forest animal coloring pages
- Practiced letter recognition with these animal alphabet maze worksheets
- Showcased our artistic abilities with this DIY ladybug rock art
Today, I want to introduce you to some of the best nature books for kids.
The books listed below are great for kids of all ages; there are some perfect for toddlers, for preschoolers, for kindergarteners and beyond.
Read on below to see which one is best for your children.
12 Nature Books For Kids
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In typical Curious George fashion, Curious George Goes Camping tells the silly story of how George gets into a little mischief while camping with the man in the yellow hat. In the end, George saves the day and gets to roast marshmallows!
Night-Night Forest Friends is a cute board that’s perfect for bedtime. It follows some forest animals and how they tuck their little ones in bed for the night.
These photicular books are some of the coolest books for kids to read and this jungle version is no exception. Each page shows a 3D animal moving through the forest and some interesting facts about them.
These books are so fun, kids want to read them over and over again!
The Tiniest Tumbleweed is a cute story about a tiny tumbleweed and a tiny sparrow who worry their small size will prevent them from living their fullest life. Soon, they discover each other and how despite their small size, they can do anything and everything they want!
This book has a great message of encouragement, celebrating diversity and your own uniqueness.
Animal Planet’s Polar Animals Book is an awesome nature book that discusses interest facts about all sorts of polar animals. This book is perfect for kids who want to learn more animal facts and see some amazing photographs!
The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books have made it on almost all the book ideas for kids posts I’ve done. This time, I’ve included Safari, So Good! in the top nature books for kids. Although the books are lengthy, they’re easy to read since they’re all written in rhymes.
Kids love them too and this book teaches them simple facts about safari animals.
Some Bugs is a delightful book loaded with you guessed it, bugs. Each page talks about how different bugs move. This short storybook is perfect for little kids who love to look at pictures.
If your little one loves chimpanzees or wants to work with animals of any sort, this is the perfect book for them! I am Jane Goodall tells the amazing story of Jane Goodall in a way children can understand, with cute illustrations.
This biography is uplifting, teaches kids to notice the similarities between all living things and to follow their own dreams.
This Moose Belongs To Me is a silly story about a boy who believes a moose that visits him at home is in fact, his pet moose. He sets up all sorts of rules for his pet moose to follow, but sometimes his moose just doesn’t comply.
In the end, the boy and the moose come to a very agreeable compromise. This book is a cute story for kids who love the outdoors and nature.
National Parks of the USA is a brilliant children’s book about various US national parks. It’s oversized and features beautiful illustrations and interesting facts about the plants and animals of each park.
Our Great Big Backyard is one of our favorite books about getting outside and enjoying nature! In this book by Laura Bush, a family with young kids discovers there are so many more fabulous adventures in the world than playing on a tablet or staring at a phone screen.
Brave Little Camper is a cute kid’s book that’s perfect for toddlers! It features fun illustrations and a simple sound button kids can push to engage with the story.
What’s your childrens’ favorite books about nature? Let me know in the comments below.
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