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Author Isaacs, Kathleen T, author.

Title Bugs, bogs, bats, and books : sharing nature with children through reading / Kathleen T. Isaacs.

Publication Info. Chicago : Huron Street Press, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Reference    J REF 028.55 ISA    Available
Description xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note "With more than 300 recommended books and activities"--Cover.
Summary Pairing a book with such activities as a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs spotlights recent informational and picture books appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage children's wonder and enthusiasm for nature. Themed chapters such as Backyard and Garden, From the Earth to the Sky and Beyond, Plants and Trees, Animals in Captivity, and Children's Songs and Traditional Tales identify titles on nature-related subjects that kids love, while also offering supplemental activities that adults and children can do together, such as a backyard bird count and things to look for at an aquarium. The hundreds of quality books listed and annotated in this resource will enrich the joy and excitement of nature for readers of all ages.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Why nature books? -- Choosing good nature books -- Nature encounters -- Backyard and garden -- From the Earth to the sky and beyond -- Naturalists -- Habitats -- Plants and trees -- Animals -- More animals -- Poetry -- Biography -- Children's songs and traditional tales -- Books for babies and toddlers -- Books for adults.
Subject Nature -- Juvenile literature -- Bibliography.
Natural history -- Juvenile literature -- Bibliography.
Nature stories -- Bibliography.
Children -- Books and reading -- United States.
Nature study -- Activity programs.
Outdoor recreation for children.
Best books.
ISBN 9781937589585 (paperback ; alk. paper)
1937589587 (paperback ; alk. paper)

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