Nurtured by Nature Booklist: Enchanting children with the wonder of the outdoors
Each month, I review a couple children’s books in the category of gardening, nature, farming, the outdoors, and such other topics that keep the magic of this more simple life alive in us all.
A favorite in our house, Lily’s Garden is a fantastic book introducing children of all ages to the beautiful work of growing one’s own food. Author: Deborah Kogan Ray. Take a peek inside this book and read my review from August 4th, 2016 here.
The Enormous Turnip by Alexei Tolstoy brings magic and humor to our gardening experience as a farmer tries to harvest a very large turnip. Take a peek inside this book and read my review from August 11th, 2016 here.
The Reason for a Flower is the perfect choice for the budding botanist in your home. Ruth Heller’s rhymes and art will capture those young minds and teach some science along the way. Take a peek inside this book and ready my review from August 18th, 2016 here.
Circle of Seasons by Gerda Muller is an incredible work of art available in this hardcover version that includes all four seasons, or also available as four individual board books, one for each season. It is a book that will enable your family to relive the magic of the four seasons through the eyes of a child and hold close to the beauty of nature. It truly is a stunning book of special gift-giving quality. Take a peek inside this book and ready my review from August 25th, 2016 here.
From Grain to Bread by Ali Mitgutsch is one of many Start to Finish books that explore how commodities that we take for granted are actually produced. They are great accompaniment to hands-on learning (bake bread after reading this book)! These books will answer the many questions of your most curious children, and pique your own curiosity. Visit my review of this book on September 1, 2016 to learn more about it and see what other topics are covered in the series here.
Seasons is a treat for the eyes and a moment of pause for your family’s spirit. By French author and illustrator, this book is brimming with beautiful imagery and bold words that encourage reflection of the relationship between humans, nature, objects, and states. An incredible work! See some of the art and read my review from September 8, 2016 here.
A humorous chronicle of a gardener’s pumpkin adventures, Too Many Pumpkins will be just the book to pull off your shelf in the month of October, or, if your kids are like mine, you’ll be reading this book all year long! Read my review from October 1, 2015 here.
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