Mae the Mayfly by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Soon after Mae the mayfly hatches she is nearly eaten by a trout, sending her into hiding, but knowing she has only one day to enjoy the world gives her courage to venture out again.
Nesting by Henry Cole
Two robins build a nest together and raise their chicks, navigating a year of changing seasons and serpentine predators.
Green on Green by Dianne White
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text highlight the animals, fruits, feelings, and colors that characterize each season of the year.
Outside In by Deborah Underwood
Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up.
Southwest Sunrise by Nikki Grimes
Jayden expects to see nothing but brown his first morning in New Mexico, but after being surprised by colorful rocks, flowers, birds, and animals, he wonders if this place could become home.
In Paris, Lenny has trouble starting to compose his symphony until he discovers that there is music all around him in everyday life.
On My Mountain by François Aubineau
Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain. They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical words, from both the wolf’s perspective and that of the shepherd. Read the wolf’s story then flip it over and read the shepherd’s story and see the landscape that each of them sees. A good reminder of how humans should behave in the wild and on this earth that we share.
A Stone Sat Still written and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel
Told in rhyming verse, a stone is considered from a variety of environmental and emotional perspectives, as it sits where it is, surrounded by grass, dirt, and water, an unchanging certainty in the world.
The Hike written and illustrated by Alison Farrell
Three friends set out on a day hike to explore their local forest, intending to climb to the top of the hill, where they will plant a flag, read a poem, and release feathers into the wind.
At The Pond written and illustrated by Geraldo Valério
On a dull gray day, a boy puts his dog on a leash and they walk to a shimmering pond where snowy white swans swim freely. One of the swans invites the boy and dog for a ride. They climb on its back and sail into a stunningly beautiful landscape, dotted with wildflowers, spoonbills and ibises. Foxes, rabbits and deer appear in this paradise, then butterflies and even bigger, more beautiful flowers. Geraldo Valério, a master of wordless picture books, explores the nature of true friendship and love in his newest creation.
My Mindful Walk with Grandma by Sheri Mabry
When a girl walks through the woods with her Grandma, she is so excited about their destination that she misses out on what is around her, but with Grandma’s help, she learns how to breathe, be peaceful, and find herself in nature.
Nature Scavenger Hunt: https://www.mrsmerry.com/free-nature-scavenger-hunt-printable/
Nature I Spy tray https://busytoddler.com/2016/05/nature-i-spy-with-toddlers/
Outdoor Sticky Nature Mural: https://www.icanteachmychild.com/outdoor-sticky-mural-for-toddlers/