Tag Archives: animals

8 Children’s Books About Dinosaurs

Dinosaur-themed books run the gamut from purely entertaining books with characters that happen to be dinosaurs to stories that both entertain and inform to encyclopedic books for kids interested in learning every detail there is to know about every dinosaur … Continue reading

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9 Children’s Books About Fish

These books introduce kids to sea horses, sharks, hermit crabs and other fascinating sea creatures and feature some beautiful illustrations by Leo Lionni, Megan Halsey, John Lawrence and others. Read a book or two from this list before your next … Continue reading

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12 Children’s Books About Insects and Other Wee Critters

We have been spending as much of our last couple of weeks of summer vacation outside as possible. Nothing says summer like my kids proudly returning home with dead dragonflies, introducing their friends to spittlebugs, or chasing butterflies with butterfly … Continue reading

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12 Children’s Books About Birds

I am not a birdwatcher. However, I enjoy observing birds with my kids. We have birdfeeders hanging outside our dining room window. A visit by a goldfinch or downy woodpecker livens up an otherwise ordinary breakfast. We get excited when … Continue reading

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10 Books About Backyard Wildlife in Winter

At this time of year, I get the urge to feed birds and water houseplants. I think I am drawn to birds and houseplants in late-winter because birds and houseplants are two signs of life at a time when the … Continue reading

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9 Children’s Books About Farms

Here are my favorite children’s books about farms. The traditional storybook farm (e.g. Old MacDonald’s farm) is radically different from modern farms. The books below are all wonderful children’s books that together give children a slightly more realistic introduction to … Continue reading

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