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Be a Nature Explorer!

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

by (author) Peter Wohlleben

translated by Jane Billinghurst

illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Mar 2024
Category
General, Activity Books, Experiments & Projects
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781771649698
    Publish Date
    Mar 2024
    List Price
    $17.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5

Description

For kids ages 6 to 10, this nature activity guide is the perfect companion for every child’s next outdoor adventure, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and Can You Hear the Trees Talking?.

An excellent resource for parents, teachers, and curriculums ranging from outdoor education to homeschool and forest school.

Whether you are in the forest, in your own backyard, or in the city, there are so many exciting ways to engage with nature—and forester Peter Wohlleben has the best ideas for doing so. With Be A Nature Explorer!, kids will learn how to press flowers, harvest algae, skip stones, observe spiders, and even how to build their own tiny sailboat.

This ultimate kids' nature book features:

  • 52 short, fun, and hands-on activities to help kids explore and discover the outdoors—one for each week of the year.
  • Portable format: This lightweight paperback is designed to easily throw in a backpack and refer to on adventures.
  • STEM learning and outdoor skill development: Kids will learn how to decode nature’s messages, identify plants and animal tracks, record and preserve their finds, and more.

Packed with activities that will fill kids with wonder and confidence in the outdoors, readers will be dipping in and out of Be A Nature Explorer! all year round.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

About the authors

Peter Wohlleben is the author of several books about the natural world, including The Hidden Life of Trees, The Inner Life of Animals, and The Heartbeat of Trees. His books for children include Can You Hear the Trees Talking?, Do You Know Where the Animals Live?, and Peter and the Tree Children. A longtime former forester, Wohlleben runs a forest academy in Germany that supports sustainable forest management and teaches adults and children about the many wonders of the forest.

 

Peter Wohlleben's profile page

Jane Billinghurst holds an M.A. in German and Philosophy from Oxford University and is the author of numerous nonfiction books, including Temptress: From the Original Bad Girls to Women on Top. She is also an editor and has been the director of Simon Fraser University's Summer Book Editing Workshop. She lives in Anacortes, Washington, where she can often be found tending her foxgloves and forget-me-nots or relaxing in a garden chair.

Jane Billinghurst's profile page

Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer specializing in books for young readers. Based in Vancouver, Belle has contributed to more than a dozen books for kids, a number of which have won awards or been republished internationally, including the Montaigne Medal Award–winning Eyes and Spies: How You’re Tracked and Why You Should Know and the Silver Birch Award nominee Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food.

Belle Wuthrich's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Can You Hear the Trees Talking? by Peter Wohlleben

WINNER OF THE AAAS/SUBARU PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE BOOKS

"A fascinating and detailed guide . . . [Wohlleben] has done a remarkable job ensuring that each page tells a complete story, answering questions ranging from how trees know when it is spring to why trees are important in the city."
Science Magazine

"A forest's worth of appealing sidebars, pop-up quizzes with fascinating statistics, and colorful photographs add to a strong subtext: Forest preservation is not just important, but imperative. A tree-treatise treat."
Kirkus (Starred Review)

"[Can You Hear the Trees Talking?] is an outstanding introduction into the world of trees. Highly recommended for students of science, environment, and ecology."
School Library Journal (Starred Review)

"As fascinating and relaxing as a stroll through the woods."
Booklist

"[Can You Hear the Trees Talking] presents a beautifully laid-out walk through the forest with a kindly guide, who points out fascinating sights and intriguing phenomena. Captivating, close-up photos illuminate the engaging text, making this both a superb classroom resource and a strong choice for young browsers."
Publishers Weekly

 

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