Selected books about nature for children:
- Creekfinding by Jackie Briggs Martin, illustrated by Claudia McGehee (2017). Restoration of a prairie spring-fed creek and the return of creatures to the creek.
- Big Belching Bog by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (2010). Exploration of a Minnesota peat bog.
- Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow (2006) by Joyce Sidman (illustrated by Beth Krommes). Poems, some descriptive, some written as riddles that explore the creatures of the meadow.
- The Gardener by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small (2007) Bringing nature to the city.
- Look Up Bird Watching in Your Own Back Yard by Annette LeBlanc Cate. A friendly kids’ guide to bird-watching. (2013)
- No Monkeys, No Chocolate by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Allen Young (2013) explains where chocolate comes from.
- Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Kate Kiesler (1998) short poems celebrate trees and the many ways they touch our lives.
- One North Star by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (2016) recent appreciation of regional nature.
- Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Betsy Bowen (2014) Lilting description of prairie plants, with encouragement to start a patch of prairie.
Other Books about nature by Claudia McGehee and Jacqueline Briggs Martin
- My Wilderness: an Alaskan Adventure (2015) Rockwell Kent’s son’s winter with his father on an Alaskan island.
- A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet (2004) an alphabetic look at prairie plants and creatures.
- A Woodland Counting Book (2006) A year-long counting of creatures and plants found in woodlands.
- Where Do Birds Live (2010) Fourteen habitats each with a signature bird.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin
- Chiru of High Tibet (2010) Illustrated by Linda Wingerter. A look at an endangered species in Tibet and the men who worked to save them.
- Snowflake Bentley (1998) illustrated by Mary Azarian. A biography of a man who loved snow crystals and took 5000 photos of them in his lifetime.