Picture Books that will encourage kids to get outside this summer

Picture Books that will encourage kids to get outside this summer

From the highest mountain peaks to the tiniest garden critters, these stories are filled to the brim with the beauty of nature! Any reader will be encouraged to get outside and explore after picking up these books.

On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment by Dr. Jillian Roberts and Jane Heinrichs

Paperback edition releasing in September!

On Our Nature Walk tackles the questions that children may have when observing pollution in nature using age-appropriate language and tone that will help them shape their understanding of the natural world and how they can participate in protecting it. 

Be a Good Ancestor by Leona Prince, Gabrielle Prince and Carla Joseph

Rooted in Indigenous teachings, this stunning picture book encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors.

Treasure by Mireille Messier and Irene Luxbacher

Also available in French!

Told exclusively in dialogue, this beautifully illustrated picture book exudes a sense of wonder at the natural world. It follows two siblings on a treasure hunt through the forest in search of something magnificent.

Who’s Looking? How Animals See the World by Carol Matas and Cornelia Li

In this nonfiction book, two sisters go on an outdoor adventure and explore the world around them. As they encounter animals along the way, the text and illustrations show that the way the animals view the girls is very different from how the girls see each other.

The Invisible Garden by Valérie Picard and Marianne Ferrer

In this beautifully illustrated story, Arianne becomes bored while attending her grandmother’s birthday party in the countryside. She is encouraged to explore the garden and finds a magical and wondrous world beyond her wildest dreams.

Toucania by Marianne Ferrer and Valérie Picard

In this delightful tale, intrepid adventurer Amelia follows in her grandfather’s footsteps to the legendary island of Toucania, a place filled with magical animals that she’s only ever heard about in bedtime stories.

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