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Back-to-Nature Books for Independent Readers

Celebrate the great outdoors with these outdoor-themed books.
 
Big Bug Surprise
Big Bug Surprise
by Julia Gran Illustrated by Julia Gran

Think DIARY OF A WORM meets OLIVIA....

Introducing Prunella — an irresistibly irrepressible, independent, bug-loving little girl, sure to create quite a buzz!

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Insects
Insects
by Tedd Arnold Illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Learn all about insects with Fly Guy and Buzz!

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Paperback Book: $3.19

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Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams

American prose stylist E.B. White presents one of the best-loved stories of all time. And a heartwarming portrait of one of the best-loved pigs of all time.

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Paperback Book: $7.19

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Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems
Song of the Water Boatman & Other Pond Poems
by Joyce Sidman Illustrated by Beckie Prange
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The Magic School Bus Presents Insects
The Magic School Bus Presents Insects
by Tom Jackson Illustrated by Carolyn Bracken

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS INSECTS is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE A BEEHIVE.

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Paperback Book: $5.59

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Wind in the Willows
Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame Illustrated by Tim Raglin

When Mole and Rat visit Badger in the Wild Wood, they tell Badger about Toad's problem with buying and smashing up cars. After Badger decides the friends must lock Toad in his room, an adventure begins for Toad that should change his ways for sure.

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Scary Snakes
Scary Snakes
by Laaren Brown

This child-centered Reader features all the weird, crazy, and gross things you could ever want to know about snakes, plus stickers!


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Paperback Book: $3.99

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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
by Sharon Lovejoy
Plant a pumpkinseed with a child, and cultivate wonder. This simple act of reconnecting with children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy's purpose and joy and gift.
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The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett Illustrated by Jason Cockcroft

After the sudden death of her parents in India, Mary Lennox is sent 'home' to England, and the Yorkshire estate of a distant relative. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident.

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Paperback Book: $6.29

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100 Most Feared Creatures on the Planet
100 Most Feared Creatures on the Planet
by Anna Claybourne

The next book in the successful 100 MOST series, 100 Most Feared Creatures features the scariest beasts in the animal kingdom!

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Paperback Book: $6.39

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Busy Butterflies
Busy Butterflies
by Gail Tuchman

Butterflies come alive in this SCHOLASTIC DISCOVER MORE READER.

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Paperback Book: $3.19

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The Burgess Bird Book for Children
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess Illustrated by Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Renowned naturalist and author of children's books on wildlife successfully blends information and entertainment in his book about birds, among them saucy Jenny Wren, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, Creaker the Purple Grackle, Downy the Woodpecker, and other feathered friends.
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The Big Bug Book
The Big Bug Book
by Barbara Taylor , John Farndon , Jen Green
Stunning picture sequences zoom in even closer revealing the metamorphosis of a butterfly, how a spider spins its web, and a wasp community building their nest.
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Three Rotten Eggs
Three Rotten Eggs
by Gregory Maguire

Spring has come to sleepy Hamlet, Vermont, and trouble is in the air. The students in Miss Earth's class are supposed to be concentrating on the charity egg hunt, but instead they're fighting with each other. The hunt is a near disaster.

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Icky Sticky: Brilliant Bats
Icky Sticky: Brilliant Bats
by Laaren Brown

Explore everything awesome about bats in a fun, accessible, and laugh-out-loud format! Find out which is the biggest bat, and which is as tiny as a bumblebee. Learn the secrets of these shy mammals that hide by day and fly at night. Can you hear as well as a bat can?

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Paperback Book: $3.99

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Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow
by Joyce Sidman Illustrated by Beth Krommes
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Fun With Nature
Fun With Nature
by Mel Boring
"Fun With Nature" helps kids discover the incredible world in their backyards.
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Sketching Outdoors in Spring
Sketching Outdoors in Spring
by Jim Arnosky
Another lovely book in which the artist-naturalist shares his pleasure in sketching the world around him.
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Bird Songs
Bird Songs
by Les Beletsky

Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birds including the rediscovered Ivory-billed Woodpecker in a stunning new format.

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A Kid's Spring Ecojournal
A Kid's Spring Ecojournal
by Toni Albert Illustrated by Margaret Brandt
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My Encyclopedia of Insects and Bugs
My Encyclopedia of Insects and Bugs
Series: My Encyclopedia
by Antoine Brin , Lionel Valladares
From the creepiest crawliest spider to the most stunning butterfly, My Encyclopedia of Insects and Bugs offers insight into the world of the tiny creatures that surrounds us. Kids will also meet the people whose livelihoods — and lives — depend upon the insect world.
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Hardcover Book: $15.40

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My Encyclopedia of the Forest
My Encyclopedia of the Forest
Series: My Encyclopedia
by Alain Pontoppidan
From the verdant undergrowth to the lush treetops, My Encyclopedia of the Forest explores all the mysteries of the forest. Kids will learn about the cycles of the forest as the seasons pass, as well as the wildlife that make their homes in and among the trees.
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Hardcover Book: $15.40

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