New Fall Wildlife Books
My first-grader is required to read every night for school the next day, so I am on the hunt for new books he might enjoy reading (or having me read to him). Three new children’s books that focus on wildlife and exploring nature fit the bill — and his interests.
Over in a River Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes caught our attention because it pictures a great blue heron on the cover. Great blue herons are common where we live in Florida, and other parts of the country. This counting book couples colorful, bold illustrations of wildlife with rhymes about major rivers in the United States, including manatees in the St. Johns River in Florida. It’s a super cute book to read with little ones.
Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods by Mary Quattlebaum is one in the Jo MacDonald series and is a take-off the familiar nursery rhyme Old MacDonald. Each time Jo notices a creature in the woods, readers get to see and hear the animals doing their thing … E-I-E-I-O.
Then learn about frogs and toads of all kinds and the specific sounds they make in the Noisy Frog Sing-Along by John Himmelman. Kids will like making amphibian sounds along with the pages, often at the top of their lungs!
As a bonus, the publisher has fun educational downloads related to each of these books (and others). Find bookmarks, science experiments, activities, games, maps and more to expand on the books’ topics.
Does your family have a favorite wildlife or nature book?
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Dawn Publications provided books for review purposes. Opinions are my own.