Connecting Children and Nature
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re offering you a 40% discount on books throughout this entire year. Every book, every author, and every illustrator will be featured at some time this year. See all of the books at the Year-at-a-Glance List.
You’ll automatically receive the 40% discount when you order books through this website or by phone (530) 274-7775
Each month you’ll be able to choose from a variety of books that relate to a nature theme. This month’s theme is Gardening!
Getting kids outside in the garden is a multi-sensory, hands-on experience that has so many benefits.
Encourages healthy eating Introduces science concepts. Develops responsibility and patience. Creates environmental stewards. Develops planning, organization, and math skills. Read more about benefits.
You’ll find a unique approach to gardening in the books below, plus two special books for Mother’s Day:
- Baby on Board
- If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby
- Green Bean! Green Bean!
- Molly’s Organic Farm
- What’s in the Garden?
- Over on the Farm
- Jo MacDonald Had a Garden. She also Saw a Pond and Hiked in the Woods.
Artist of the Month
Jeannette and Christopher Canyon were in Singapore for several weeks while Jeannette was a “teacher in residence” at the Singapore American School. Inspired by the whimsical, brightly colored and richly textured illustrations, students created their own relief sculptures out of polymer clay. Jeanette explains, “As a fine artist, I love to express myself with an array of colors, patterns and […]
Nature Books for Kids
Singing and rhyming are sure hits in the classroom for early elementary kids. So why not use nursery rhymes to teach kids about STEM?
That’s the premise behind Jo MacDonald Had a Garden and Over on the Farm. One book uses the song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” the other “Over in a Meadow.” Each book (and series) teaches valuable science concepts like adaptations, habitats, and relationships between animal parents and offspring…