Kids Outdoor Adventure Book

Author: Stacy Tornio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762793174
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Nature

Nature is a destination, but you don’t have to travel anywhere to find it. Just open the door and step outside. A fun, hands on approach to getting involved in nature, The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book is a year-round how-to activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature, be it catching fireflies in the cool summer evenings; making birdfeeders in the fall from peanut butter, pine cones, and seed; building a snowman in 3 feet of fresh winter snow; or playing duck, duck, goose with friends in a meadow on a warm spring day. The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages--more than one activity for every single day of the year. Each of the year's four seasons includes fifty checklist items, fifty challenge items, three each of projects, destinations, garden recipes, and outdoor games. Throughout the book, you'll also find fascinating facts, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources to turn to. Complete with whimsical, vibrant illustrations, this book is a must for parents and their kids.

The Kids Ultimate Animal Adventure Book

Author: Stacy Tornio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493029730
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Kids’ Ultimate Animal Activity Book takes the best animal material from Stacy and Ken’s previous titles and puts it in a single book that kids will love and come back to time and again. Organized in a see, learn, do (interact) format, the book first lays the groundwork for observing and learning about the animals—from their behavior and habitat to the truths and myths about them—and then jumps into lots of animal-related activities (like finding caterpillars or inspecting lizards).

Camp Out

Author: Lynn Brunelle
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761141227
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides information and advice on camping gear, setting up camp, food, useful wilderness skills, weather, exploring nature, crafts, games, and other topics for a safe, environmentally sound, and entertaining camping experience.

Kids Camp

Author: Laurie M. Carlson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781556522376
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Intended for inexperienced campers, this guide provides directions for making camping equipment, projects, outdoor games, and snacks and meals, and offers safety tips

101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children

Author: Fiona Bird
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 1782495789
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

A practical, dip-in guide, packed with over 100 outdoor activities for children. In an era when the iPad is often more appealing than the park, it can be difficult to encourage kids to get off the couch and spend time outside. In this inspirational book, with ideas for children of all ages, there are over 100 imaginative ways for children to keep busy and have fun outdoors. They can enjoy outdoor crafts such as making leaf art bunting, a dream catcher, or their own toy raft, or get physical and burn off some energy with beach hopscotch, animal tracking, and developing their hunting and gathering skills. Or perhaps they would like to relax and enjoy some star-gazing or pond-dipping instead. There are fun activities to help kids get up close and personal with nature by making a wormery and a bug attractor, doing some investigative ant experiments, and putting on their own gastropod race! The book includes handy reference pics to help children identify plants, flowers, and wildlife, so as well as enjoying the great outdoors, they learn to understand and appreciate their surroundings too.

Trekking on a Trail

Author: Linda White
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 0879059419
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses various aspects of hiking, including warming up, gear, packing, safety, map reading, food, topography, and more.

The Secret Lives of Animals

Author: Stacy Tornio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493014538
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Nature

The Secret Lives of Animals is the perfect mix of field guide know-how and armchair entertainment. In addition to the standard field guide notes and range maps, the meat of the book will offer up “spark moments” in nature—something fascinating or memorable that catches your attention and sets you on a path of lifelong learning. The Secret Lives of Animals will feature more than 100 North American animals and over 1,000 tidbits in a fun, colorful, illustrated format.

I Love Dirt

Author: Jennifer Ward
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834822393
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Family & Relationships

I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location—from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country—each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's sense of wonder. To learn more about the author, Jennifer Ward, visit her website at jenniferwardbooks.com and to learn more about the illustrator, Susie Ghahremani, visit her website at boygirlparty.com.

Rainy Day Kids Adventure Book

Author: Steph Scott
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781849944847
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A practical companion to help kids enjoy outdoor activities and adventures even when it's rainy, snowy or windy. As the weather turns into autumn and the kids start watching more television and stare at the computer, how can you get them out and about to enjoy the cooler months? Outdoor enthusiasts Steph and Katie are teachers and mothers and have years of experience of finding new and novel ways to get kids to enjoy the great outdoors, whatever the weather. This great little tome is packed with ideas for games, activities and nature crafts that are perfectly suited to the autumnal and winter months of rain and wind. Activities range from puddle painting and making your own nature paint brushes, to making wind spinners from golden leaves and feathers. Why not try puddle pouncing or raindrop racing, or create a pool and spa for an elf? Or make a leafy woven kite, windmill or nature parachute for the windy weather? Nature offers loads of autumnal bits and bobs just waiting for a creative hand. And if you don't want to stay out for too long, the book lists things to collect outdoors for taking home and used for stay-at-home projects. The book encourages youngsters to see the excitement of wind, snow, rain and to enjoy the elements with fun projects that excite the imagination.

The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids

Author: Helen Olsson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781590309551
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Family & Relationships

Outlines economical options for family camping vacations, sharing irreverent, anecdotal and practical guidelines for families with very young children while explaining how to select gear and address needs with a minimum of stress. Original.

It s a Jungle Out There

Author: Jennifer Ward
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834827448
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can't enjoy nature. This compact guide offers 52 nature-focused explorations, adventures, observations, and games that can help you and your child connect to nature while living in the city. While it may be hard to see nature through the traffic, buildings, and busyness of the city, there is still much of the natural world to explore when you turn your gaze to the cracks in the sidewalk, the trees on the street, or the green spaces that your city offers. Become an urban birder, make your own man vs. wild observations, and discover the not-so-hidden pockets of nature in your neighborhood. For children ages 4 to 8. Jennifer Ward is the author of I Love Dirt!, Let’s Go Outside!, and numerous children’s books, all of which present nature to kids. Learn more about her at jenniferwardbooks.com.

Survivor Kid

Author: Denise Long
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569768792
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signaling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how to navigate, and avoiding injuries. Practice projects are included to hone survival skills--such as starting a fire with a reflective surface, casting animal tracks, or using a treasure hunt to test navigational aptitude. Making a strong argument for danger prevention, each lesson is coupled with simple instructions and diagrams that will reassure and empower young adventurers.

A Publication History of the Rival Transcriptions of Montaigne s Essays

Author: Ken Keffer
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 0773475893
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

This publication history is based on a peculiar historic event: the systematic recopying or transcription of Montaigne's extensive marginal notes by secretaries, librarians, and paleographers in the last years of the 19th century at the Bordeaux City Library. Those transcriptions proved to be a necessary condition (and quid pro quo) for the publication (from 1906-1933) of the first critical editions of Montaigne's complete Essays. It is also, indirectly, a case study of how a literary bureaucracy treats subaltern personnel like sub-librarians and paleographers and how it construes their intellectual property rights.

Get Outside Creativity Book

Author: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN: 1426323263
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This big, bright sprial-bound activity book encourages kids to get outside and play! It's chock full of stencils, stickers, stickers, pull-outs, games, trivia, puzzles, and cutouts that encourage exploration and learning in the great outdoors. It's the perfect gift for any parent wanting to foster creativity and imagination, while encouraging kids to unplug, get off the couch, and get to know the world around them. The format dazzles readers with a combination of fun and whimsical design and National Geographic's world-famous photography.

Plants That Can Kill

Author: Stacy Tornio
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781510726796
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Gardening

Following the success of Plants You Can’t Kill, Tornio now takes a look at those plants that can actually kill you if you’re not careful. This book will offer up information to gardening enthusiasts of all levels about common plants that are toxic, poisonous, and even deadly. While the level of toxicity varies from each plant, all are considered deadly in one way or another to wild animals, family pets, and even humans. With its colorful, easy-to-read format, Plants That Can’t Kill will introduce readers to what these plants look like, smell like, feel like, and sometimes even taste like. Fun facts, interesting tidbits, and history will combine to teach gardeners where these types of plants can be found, how poisonous each one is, and whether these plants are still okay to have in their gardens or if they should be gotten rid of immediately. Plants featured include many common and attractive species you may receive in bouquets or even decorate your homes with, including daffodils, irises, tulips, jasmine, witch hazel, mistletoe, poinsettias, buttercups, marigolds, and even fruits and vegetables like cherries, rhubarb, and some tomatoes.