Check Out These Nature Books for Children!

Education // April 15, 2020

Exploring the natural world with a child is as rewarding for you as it is for them. The same is true for reading to children. Reading books about nature with children will encourage them to pay more attention to the wonders of nature around them, and create excitement for both of you the next time you head into the Wissahickon or other natural environment together.

Below is a list of recommended children’s books about nature from FOW’s Executive Director Ruffian Tittmann and Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist at the Wissahickon Environmental Center. Before your next visit to the Wissahickon, why not read one of these with a child in your life? Good Night Wissahickon is great to read before and after a hike in the park!

  • Backyard Books Series by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries
  • Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool by Doug Wechsler
  • Good Night Wissahickon Valley Park (of course!) by Friends of the Wissahickon
  • In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • The Salamander Room  by Anne Mazer
  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  • Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. Sams
  • Under one Rock, Bugs, Slugs and other Ughs by Anthony D. Fredericks
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle