From solo hikes and craft projects to family games and read-alouds, we have lots to keep you entertained this summer!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspired solutions for all types of outdoor spaces - from urban and suburban to country - in a highly curated collection of 35 designs
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.
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?
Explore the scenic splendor of the White Mountains of New Hampshire with this guide to the Region’s Waterfalls
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$16.95ISBN: 9781452170756Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: 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.$21.99ISBN: 9780316420815Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - May 7th, 2019Immerse yourself in the natural world with How to Camp in the Woods, the book StarTribune says "does all but set up the tent."$16.99ISBN: 9780762493982Availability: 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.$21.99ISBN: 9781467141321Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$24.95ISBN: 9781784945008Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: 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.$19.99ISBN: 9780760362563Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: Quarry Books - May 7th, 2019Discover 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.$19.95ISBN: 9781770857117Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: 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.$19.95ISBN: 9781770857537Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9781465481375Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)Published: DK Children - May 21st, 2019
The essential guide for intrepid young explorers to the skills and techniques you need for outdoor adventure.$12.95ISBN: 9781635861976Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 DaysPublished: Storey Publishing, LLC - November 27th, 2018Gold 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.$14.95ISBN: 9781567921656Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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.$24.95ISBN: 9781604698251Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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 Woods, The Nature Principle, and Vitamin N
Access to technology has created a generation of children who are more plugged in than ever$19.95ISBN: 9781782217008Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)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).