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Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children Through Reading
Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children Through Reading

Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children Through Reading



272 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9781937589585

Rights: WOR

Huron Street Press (May 2014)

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Reading a book before or after a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs spotlights recent titles appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage children's wonder and enthusiasm for nature. Themed chapters such as "Nature Encounters," "Backyard and Garden," "From the Earth to the Sky and Beyond," "Naturalists," "Habitats," "Plants and Trees," "Animals," and "Books for Babies and Toddlers" identify picture books on nature-related subjects that kids love. Isaacs also offers supplemental science activities that adults and children can do together, such as a backyard bird count and hands-on projects with leaves and flowers. The hundreds of picture books listed and annotated in this resource will enrich the joy and excitement of nature for readers of all ages.


"This title can be helpful to adults interested in enriching the lives of children through literature and nature." —Robin Spano, Catholic Library World

Author Biography

Kathleen T. Isaacs teaches children’s literature in the education program at Towson University and spent many years teaching in the United States and China. She worked as a librarian and has chaired selection committees for the Association for Library Service to Children’s Sibert Award and twice served as a member of their Newbery Award committee. She is the author of Picturing the World: Informational Picture Books for Children. She lives in Towson, Maryland.

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