14 Delightful Books for Nature-Loving Kids

Many winter days in Vermont are beautiful, sunny opportunities to head outside and enjoying all nature has to offer when the ground is packed with snow. But every now and then, the weather can be absolutely dreary—cold and damp, a constant drizzle of rain that discourages even the hardiest kid from heading outside. These are the best days to relax by a fire and explore the great outdoors curled up on the couch with a good book. Here are just a few of the nature-inspired children's books that we love. Add your own recommendations in the comments section below!

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces by Julia Rothman
The Salamander Room  by Anne Mazer
The Curious Garden  by Peter Brown
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
Owl Babies by Marin Waddell
Manfish. A Story of Jacques Costeau  by Jennifer Berne
Paleo Sharks Survival of the Strangest  by Timothy Bradley
Animal Eyes  by Mary Holland
Any of the Golden Books Nature guides
Wump World by Bill Peet
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Stella, Queen of the Snow by Mary-Louise Gay
Water is Water by Miranda Paul