Nature

Busy Buzzers: Bees in your Backyard

By Nancy Loewen

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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of honeybees.

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The Raft

By Jim LaMarche

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Reluctant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks. 

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Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems

By Joyce Sidman

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A collection of poems that provide a look at some of the animals, insects, and plants that are found in ponds, with accompanying information about each.

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My Spring Robin

By Anne Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell (illustrators)

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Before finding the robin she is searching for, a child discovers other interesting fauna and flora in her backyard.

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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August Is National Parks Month

Camping, fishing, hiking, history, grand vistas, and horseback riding--there are so many possibilities in our national parks.