Many authors have published several nature books for kids. This article outlines some of the best illustrated nature books for children.
Nature books are stimulating for kids
Nature books for are a great way to not just get them started on reading, but also help them connect deeply with their environments. Once kids start going to school and start on a regular reading practice, they identify better with picture-aided studying.
Here is a list of some of the best nature books for 5 year olds, to sustain their interest in the new skill they are acquiring.
This is a masterpiece published in November last year. Written by Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Lucy Letherland, it carries with it the unmistakable aura of aquatic life and water events. It is one of the best nature books for kids.
This is an adventurous illustration book by Marc Martin, published in 2018. The illustrations traverse cities, countries and continents to bring the young reader to life outside their home. Generally, it is a fact book about the world for kids.
Another real masterpiece about animals was done in June 2018 by Jane Kurtz and illustrated by Allison Black. With its plot in the zoo, the book interests children with facts about the pomade by the animals in the zoo and where it goes.
Angela McAllister authored this book in March 2018, with Hvass & Hannibal doing the illustrations. It is a collection of poems and pictures about the wildernesses that existed on Earth.
This is one of the best children’s books about nature. Authored by Potter Style, it seeks to educate more on the nature surrounding us. It is recommended for families who have kids schooling from home.
Distinguished environmental book author Clare Walker is the author of this book. It contains illustrations of nature existing all around us. It even teaches how to identify them.
7. Laws Guide to Nature: Drawing and Journaling
John Muir Laws is the author of this exemplary work. It contains stepwise illustrations on how to imagine and show the different natural features by kids.
Authored by Karen Constable, this book offers a glimpse into supervised forest expeditions in photos and illustrations. It is a classic for ages 3-7. It serves to get the young minds occupied by outdoor life.
The magnificent book by Jennifer Ward presents 52 open-ended activities that kids can do and enjoy outside the house. The activities indulge the kid in the excursion and provide them with something they can bond with.
The book takes a look into natural relief features and natural phenomena. Entitled ‘From Volcanoes to Earthquakes,’ it was done by Speedy Publishing, and it entails illustrations of the countryside as we see it.
Charlotte Guillain authored this book intentionally meant to motivate and interest kids into taking care of the environment. It is a series of publications that educate on the environment’s existence and what our roles are.
This is a collection of poems and illustrations by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater into a book. The book depicts the residents’ perspectives in the view of the surroundings. The poems are easy to read for school-going kids.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Educators came up with an illustrated book that covers different natural sceneries. From beaches to parks, the book’s illustrations motivate kids as they look to interact more with nature.
14. N is for Nature
If you’re looking for a children’s book to read at bedtime, this is the recommended standard for school going kids. This is an environmental alphabet book authored by Tim Magner. It uses the alphabet to inspire the shapes of features in the book, making it interesting.
This is a project book that shows over 50 cool projects a kid can do with nature. It enables a kid to understand the natural world around them early in their childhood.
16. Wonders of Nature
Authored by Jane Werner Watson, it contains thrilling artwork published along with captivating texts that motivate the young reader. The pictures bring nature to life in the mind of young readers.
This is yet another book done by Speedy Publishing. It contains pictures mingled with fun facts about nature that interest kids. It grows a child’s imagination as they interact with nature in photos.
This delightful book carries with it the most basic knowledge of nature. The author, Kathiann Kowalski, exposes the food chain to kids, expounds on the jungle’s life and discusses how plants make their food.
Patrick Lewis authors this book. It contains more than 200 poems that run alongside exclusive photos of nature. The cumulative effect is so real to the kids it just takes their breath away.
This book is a craft of woodland skills authored by Peter Houghton. It is based on nature, and it inspires plays that kids can learn from. The book teaches kids how to use the nature around them as they grow.
21. Fun with Nature
This is yet another book that motivates kids to learn fun games from nature around them. Mel Boring authored it. It is specifically themed to focus on nature in our backyards, hence its suitability to kids.
Written by Clare Walker Leslie, it is meant to inspire a new look into the world around kids. They get to learn how to reconnect with nature by sketching and drawing nature in books.
This is another book that teaches kids how best to make their time with nature. It reiterates skills that make it fun to be a kid. The Globe Pequot Press illustrates 448 things that a child can do with nature.
24. Nature Anatomy
Authored by Julia Rothman, it contains illustrations that help understand nature as it is in a simple way. This book is a combination of science and art in an educational guide to learning nature.
The author, Tristan Gooley, illustrates how to use natural clues to know your path. The book illustrates how to predict weather, locate animals in the wild, and other skills. It reintroduces skills lost in the society.
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Get one of these illustrated nature books for your kids or gift one to some. You might just have helped fire the brain of a lifelong book-lover!
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