Best Children’s Nature Books

It is never too early to introduce your little one to aspects of nature and the environment around him. Infact, it is one of the best ways to raise a green and conscious child, and a true nature lover.

And to help you with just that, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best children’s nature books out there. Add a few of these to your child’s book collection and read them often.

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The Best Children’s Nature Books Worth Buying

Mother Nature is filled with so many curiosities, and what could be better than books to introduce your child to them? Time to fuel your toddler’s sense of wonder and get him familiar with everything from plants and birds to weather and seasons- all some good books to get the ideas right.

Here’s my favorite list of the best children’s nature books- take your pick from any of these to get started.

The Kids Nature Book

Packed with 365 super interesting nature themed activities and experiences (both indoors and outdoors), this book is definitely a must buy.

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature

Through poetry, this book takes your toddler on a ride through nature at its best. The beautiful illustrations make it a treat for the eyes!

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)

There’s a reason why this one made it to the bestseller list. This gorgeously illustrated book will get your little one familiar with the wonders of space and the basic concepts of the universe.

Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)

Centered specifically around birds, this book packs in a lot of information about the way they live their life, their habits and everything else.

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

And of course, practical knowledge is hands-down the best way to make your little one fall in love with nature, and that’s exactly what this book helps you do. It is an outdoor workbook that helps little ones discover the world outside like never before!

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest

The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!

Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet

On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)

The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature

Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book

The Bug Book

The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds

A Walk in the Woods

Planting a Rainbow

Lizards Nature Coloring Book

Pollution : Problems Made by Man

Travelling Seeds (Mummy Nature Children’s Book)

In My Forest

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.

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