Happy November! It’s time to cuddle up with a book on cold days—and to start thinking about holiday gifts! We have a number of special books we are featuring this month as part of our 40% off sale, starting with the perfect November read aloud: Gobble Gobble.
In Gobble, Gobble, a curious young girl, Jenny, follows arrow-shaped footprints to a flock of funny-looking birds with big strong feet: wild turkeys! Fascinated with these comical and uniquely American birds, she watches them each season for an entire year. This picture book will send children out on a backyard adventure, even in winter.
For middle graders, we have the bestselling Girls Who Looked Under Rocks. Six girls, from the 17th to the 20th century, didn’t run from spiders or snakes but crouched down to take a closer look. They became pioneering naturalists, passionate scientists, and energetic writers or artists from Jane Goodall to Rachel Carson.
If you’ve been wanting to introduce children or teens to John Muir, we have a gorgeous and gripping picture book about Muir’s dog, Stickeen, and a middle grade book John Muir: My Life with Nature that introduces his remarkable adventures. Though told in his own words, this slim chapter book has been edited for a young audience, and Muir’s joyous enthusiasm for nature comes through powerfully.
For a sweet and fun read aloud, we have the lighthearted John Denver collection, which features his lyrics set against the striking art of acclaimed artist Christopher Canyon. The hardcover editions make a great gift as they come with the CD of John Denver’s music—so the whole family can sing along.
And for the adults or teenagers on your list, we have the elegant set of Nature Portal Cards, which invite you to pause, look at gorgeous pictures of the natural world, and contemplate deeper questions.
As always our mission is to connect children of all ages with nature. We hope you’ll join us!
(To receive the 40% discount on books, order through our website or call us at (530) 274-7775.)