Nature Books For Kids

Updated: Feb 12

Here is a list of nature books for kids that will educate kids about our natural world and inspire them to get outside and explore nature. By reading nature books for kids to children of all ages, you will be laying the foundation for them to grow up and take care of our Earth, leading them to be the next Planet Protectors.


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Giant a Panda of the Enchanted Forest by Xuan Loc Xuan


This story revolves around Giant, a giant panda, who is peacefully living in the beautiful Sichuan forest. Out of nowhere, a fire threatens Giant and the forest. Readers will learn about how human behavior shapes and damages the environment, including the species that live there. This books gets readers in touch with giant pandas, who are an endangered species. This beautifully illustrated book educates readers on the need to respect species, especially those who are at risk of extinction.

Published: August 2018

Hardcover: $14.99

Grade Level: 1-2

Number of Pages: 38


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Thank you, Earth by April Pulley Sayre


This story asks readers to consider all that the Earth provides for us and what they are most thankful for. Thank you, Earth contains incredible pictures that are sure to inspire young environmentalists to get involved in caring for our Earth. It is written in a simple, yet powerful way that educates readers on all that our Earth provides for us. Educational materials are included at the end of the book on how to get involved and help our planet.

Published: February 2018

Hardcover: $16.19

Age Range: 4-8

Number of Pages: 40



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On the Nature Trail by Editors of Storey Publishing


On the Nature Trail invites readers to get outside and learn about their environment. The book instructs readers to find certain things along the way on their nature adventure (such as leaves, trees, and birds). Once found, you place your sticker on that page, indicating you found the natural treasure. Along the way, readers will find information about each item they are looking for and will learn facts about each item. On the Nature Trail has many fun and inviting pictures that children will relate to. The stickers help engage children in the scavenger hunt while drawing them in to learn about our planet. Kids are sure to love the interaction with nature and the stickers.

Published: March 2018

Spiral-Bound: $12.68

Age Range: 4-8

Number of Pages: 48


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My Nature Journal by Kids Journals


My Nature Journal provides a place for children to record their outdoor adventures. This journal asks the reader to record information such as what they discovered, what the weather was, and where the discovery was made. There is space to include a description or picture of what you found. This is a fun resource for children to take with them on their nature walks. It helps children focus and learn about their surroundings and may encourage them to go home and look up information on what they found along the way.


Published: June, 2017

Paperback: 122 pages

Price: $8.99



nature book for kids

Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for The World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco


In this book, readers will be taken all over the world on an adventure leading to many new discoveries about their natural world. From Iceland to Chile, this book will educate you on many cool and exciting facts about the world, going section by section. Included with your purchase is an adventure plan, information about methods of travel, travel tips, and more. The beautiful illustrations are sure to grab the attention of young readers while inspiring them to learn more about our natural world.

Published: September 2018

Hardcover: $13.49

Age Range: 8-12 years

Number of Pages: 112


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The Case Of The Disappearing Amur Leopard by Kirsten Usman


In this book, readers are asked to consider the question of what is more important, preservation or profits. Judge Birdie leads the way in this exciting legal mystery where she and the jury must decide if a new construction project can be approved even though it may harm the endangered Amur leopards. Along the way, readers will relate to Judge Birdie's adventurous and fun loving grandson, Milo.

Published: July 2018

Paperback: $6.95

Age Range: 7 and up

Number of Pages: 132

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