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From solo hikes and craft projects to family games and read-alouds, we have lots to keep you entertained this summer!

 

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Family Field Trip: Explore Art, Food, Music, and Nature with Kids (Child Raising and Parenting Book, Montessori and World Schooling Book, Summer Vacation Guide) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452174143
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 7th, 2020

With more than 40 family-friendly cultural activities and adventures, Family Field Trip makes it easy to incorporate moments of learning and exploration into life with kids.


Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England Cover Image
By Tom Wessels, Ann H. Zwinger (Foreword by), Brian D. Cohen (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780881504200
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Published: Countryman Press - September 20th, 2005

Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or even terrain to be traveled, as this fascinating and many-layered book vividly shows us. Etched into the land is the history of how we have inhabited it, the storms and fires that have shaped it, and its response to these and other changes.


Naturally Curious Day by Day: A Photographic Field Guide and Daily Visit to the Forests, Fields, and Wetlands of Eastern North America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811714129
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Published: Stackpole Books - November 7th, 2016

This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date.


The Forest Woodworker: A Step-By-Step Guide to Working with Green Wood Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781782217367
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Published: Search Press - August 13th, 2019

Immerse yourself in the ancient craft of of green woodworking by making the tools you need as well as nine useful objects.

Take your woodworking out of the workshop and into the forest, and immerse yourself in the ancient craft of working with fresh, green wood.


Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870714993
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Published: Oregon State University Press - March 1st, 2003

Outdoor Design: Projects and Plans for a Stylish Garden Cover Image
By Matt Keightley, Marianne Majerus (Photographs by)
$17.98
ISBN: 9780789338181
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Published: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books - April 14th, 2020

Inspired solutions for all types of outdoor spaces - from urban and suburban to country - in a highly curated collection of 35 designs


K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101970850
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Published: Anchor - March 3rd, 2020

From The New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today.


The Baseball Book of Why: The Answers to Questions You've Always Wondered about from America's National Pastime Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781493048878
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Lyons Press - March 20th, 2020

Why do we sometimes refer to a left-handed pitcher as a "southpaw?" Why are major league pitchers normally limited to 100 pitches per game? Why was Jack Roosevelt Robinson the first African-American ever to play as part of an official lineup for a team in Major League Baseball? Why is a baseball field sometimes referred to as a diamond?


Paths Less Traveled: Tramping on Trails (And Sometimes Not) to Find New Hampshire's Special Places Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781645306771
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Published: Dorrance Publishing Co. - February 20th, 2020

Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Hikes to 100 Waterfalls Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781682683156
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Published: Countryman Press - August 6th, 2019

Explore the scenic splendor of the White Mountains of New Hampshire with this guide to the Region’s Waterfalls


Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail: The Best Trail Towns, Day Hikes, and Road Trips In Between (Travel Guide) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781640492714
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Moon Travel - May 7th, 2019

Whether you're stopping for a day trek or taking a weekend getaway, hit the road and hit the legendary trail with Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail.
  • Make your escape on shorter trips from major cities or drive the entire three-week route from Georgia to Maine
  • Find your hike along the Appalachian Trail with detailed trail descripti


The Book of Building Fires: How to Master the Art of the Perfect Fire (Survival Books for Adults, Camping Books, Survival Guide Book) Cover Image
By S. Coulthard, Claire McCracken (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781452170756
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - October 9th, 2018

Here's the perfect companion for sitting by a fireplace, wood stove, or campsite in the great outdoors. Straightforward directions and how-to illustrations provide instructions on building a roaring fire with confidence, skill, and efficiency—a fire that people will gather around in admiration.


How to Camp in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Finding, Outfitting, and Enjoying Your Adventure in the Great Outdoors Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780316420815
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - May 7th, 2019

Immerse yourself in the natural world with How to Camp in the Woods, the book StarTribune says "does all but set up the tent."


Building the Perfect Fire: With or Without Matches in Any Weather Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780762493982
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - May 7th, 2019

Don't get left out in the cold! A definitive guide to the essential skill of setting, lighting, and maintaining a blaze both indoors and out.


Fly Fishing and Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141321
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Published: History Press - March 9th, 2020

Vermont is an angler's paradise, but few pause to consider the past and future impact that conservation has had on trout fishing. Writer, angler and conservationist Tim Traver combines the latest fisheries science with well-seasoned opinions on the storie.


Forest Craft: A Child's Guide to Whittling in the Woodland Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781784945008
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Published: GMC Publications - February 12th, 2019

With an emphasis on safety and adult supervision, Forest Craft presents a range of simple and fun whittling projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards. The author, Richard Irvine, extols the virtues of exploring woodlands, getting to know the trees in your local area and learning about their characteristics and suitability for whittling.


Sticks and Stones: A Kid's Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780760362563
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Published: Quarry Books - May 7th, 2019

Discover a treasure trove of exciting outdoor building, engineering, and artistic ideas for children in Sticks and Stones. This comprehensive guide features tools, toys, and games kids can create right outside their door.

Kids will love building cabins, tipis, bridges, dams rock gardens, and more.


101 Things for Kids to Do Outside Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770857117
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Published: Firefly Books - February 23rd, 2016

Let them go outside and play More parents are heeding the advice of specialists who urge them to do just that. By playing outside with friends, kids learn valuable interpersonal and negotiation skills and how to make decisions. Outdoor play teaches about the natural world, fosters creativity, and encourages physical activity.


101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781770857537
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Published: Firefly Books - October 18th, 2016

In 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside Dawn Isaac presented a diverse collection of activities designed to inspire kids to get out of the house and play. Rainy days are a different matter. Knowing that it can be particularly challenging to pull kids off the couch, Isaac created 101 activities for indoor fun, all thoroughly tested and approved by children.


Survival!: A Step-by-Step Guide to Camping and Outdoor Skills Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781465481375
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Published: DK Children - May 21st, 2019

The essential guide for intrepid young explorers to the skills and techniques you need for outdoor adventure.


Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find? Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781635861976
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - November 27th, 2018

Gold Mom's Choice Award Winner

Jump-start curiosity with this take-along field guide for children ages 4 to 8. From worms, birds, and spiders to trees, flowers, and clouds, young explorers learn what to look and listen for wherever they are — whether in a nature preserve, an urban park, or a suburban backyard.


The Field and Forest Handy Book: New Ideas for Out of Doors (Nonpareil Book #94) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781567921656
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - January 1st, 2001

Enjoy the great outdoors through the folksy wisdom in this classic companion to camping, exploring, and hiking.


Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604698251
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Published: Timber Press - April 2nd, 2019

“A magnificent resource for transforming backyards into stimulating environments which enhance children’s creativity, learning, and fun.” —Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the WoodsThe Nature Principle, and Vitamin N

Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever


Basketweaving for Beginners: 20 contemporary and classic projects using natural cane Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781782217008
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Published: Search Press - June 4th, 2019

Create 20 simple, modern basketry projects for use inside and outside the home.

Create twenty basketweaving projects from interior decorations to garden accessories, in shapes both classic and unusual (such as egg shapes and napkin rings).