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Picture Books of the Great Outdoors

Use these resources as inspiration to get outside, observe your own backyard, and complete challenges this summer.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of honeybees.

Planting the wild garden by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith

An exploration of the different ways seeds are dispersed into the environment.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of ladybugs.

Recounts the life and accomplishments of the environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Her story is also found in Mama Miti, Planting the Trees of Kenya, Seeds of Change, and Wangari's Trees of Peace.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of grasshoppers.

"Social activism combines with environmentalism in this picture book bio of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the thousand-year-old redwood tree whose life she saved"--.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of fireflies.

Documents the true story of the nature pioneer and activist who, after becoming the first woman to earn a science degree from the University of California, took a teaching position in the desert region of San Diego and single-handedly launched a movement to transform the area with trees and gardens.

Explains how to identify various birds by color, shape, behavior, birdcall, and other characteristics.

The garden of Monsieur Monet by Giancarlo Ascari

Describes how the French painter Claude Monet created the gardens at his home in Giverny and places them in the context of his life and his art.

Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of ants.

Collects over one hundred poems from various authors that explore the worlds of nature, science, and the imagination, and includes an audio CD of poets performing their own work.

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and environment of beetles, spiders, bees, and other insects.