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What could be better than combining our love for literature and nature than a GIANT list of books about nature for kids?

You know you’ll need this at some point. Maybe you’ve got a gift-giving holiday or a kid’s birthday coming up. Maybe it’s too cold out right now, but you’re dying to get some outdoor time in, even if that’s in the form of a read-aloud. (But in case you thought there’s no good activities to do outdoors in the winter, you better check back in a few days for my latest article and think again!) Maybe you’re hoping to build up your homeschool library. (If that’s you, I put in a special section for reference books that I don’t usually see in these kinds of lists.) Or maybe you just need a good checklist for your family’s next trip to the library.

Whatever your reason, I’ve got you covered! There are so many books about nature for kids, so I’ve broken them all down by type: picture books, chapter books, biographies (both for kids ages 6-9 and 10-17), reference books, and crafty/journal-type books.

So don’t be shy! Check them out, pin for later, and then get outside!

50+ nature books for kids

Picture Books about Nature for Kids

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Chapter Books about Nature for Kids

Biographies about Natural Scientists (Ages 6-9)

Biographies about Natural Scientists (Ages 10-17)

50+ books about nature for kids

Reference Books about Nature for Kids

Art, Journal, and Creative Books about Nature for Kids

50+ nature books for kids

And finally, as a bonus, one book for YOU about raising children with a touch of nature in mind:

Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life. 500 Ways to Enrich the Health and Happiness of your Family and Community

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