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Every age and stage of a child’s growth has its own innate urge for discovery. If you have children of any age, our books will serve as guides in providing creative outlets for their growing curiosity about the world, so that you can confidently lead them through outdoor adventures, experiments with language and art, the joy of handmade crafts, and so much more.

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  1. We Love Nature!

    We Love Nature!

    A Keepsake Journal for Families Who Love to Explore the Outdoors

    • by
    • Stacy Tornio,
    • Ken Keffer
    As simple as stargazing, as challenging as a wilderness hike, as wild as a snowy sled ride, as creative as making a nature collage—discover (and rediscover) nature with these 52 family activities! A child’s discovery of the outdoors is filled with awe, wonder, and delight. In this interactive journal, parents and kids have opportunities to spark curiosity about nature and are given space to record their discoveries. Part keepsake… Read More

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    $16.95
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  2. Compost

    Compost

    A Family Guide to Making Soil from Scraps

    • by
    • Ben Raskin
    What happens to the food we don’t eat—all those discarded apple cores and rejected Brussels sprouts? Did you know that there are as many living organisms in a teaspoon of soil as there are people in the whole world? And that wriggly worms are our cool, earthy friends? In Compost, Ben Raskin shares his expert knowledge, answering these questions and many more, through a whole heap of engaging… Read More

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    $16.95
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  3. Touch a Butterfly

    Touch a Butterfly

    Wildlife Gardening with Kids

    • by
    • April Pulley Sayre
    Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies, and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart. Gardening with children is a pleasure in itself, but when you learn to include wildlife in your plans, gardening becomes an even more joyful family experience. Creating a garden that invites wildlife opens up a wider world of nature for investigation, inspiration, and delight. Begin… Read More

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    $19.95
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  4. The Artful Parent

    The Artful Parent

    Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity

    • by
    • Jean Van't Hul
    Bring out your children’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids’ art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children’s creativity through art.… Read More

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    $21.95
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  5. Imagine Childhood

    Imagine Childhood

    Exploring the World through Nature, Imagination, and Play

    • by
    • Sarah Olmsted
    For children, potential is limitless, curiosity is an electrical current, and every moment is open to the possibility of the unexpected. Day-to-day life is filled with adventure. Road blocks are invitations to try new routes. And the world is vast and expansive. This book is a celebration of childhood through the crafts and activities that invite wonder and play. The twenty-five projects and activities in this book are meant to… Read More

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    $19.95
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  6. Side by Side

    Side by Side

    20 Collaborative Projects for Crafting with Your Kids

    • by
    • Tsia Carson
    Crafting is always more fun and more meaningful when it’s shared with those you love. Discover the joy of working alongside your child while creating arts and crafts that inspire. With these twenty whimsical projects in a variety of mediums, you and your child will find fun ways to work collaboratively and independently—together on the same project, or side by side on related projects. Create Giant Newspaper Snowflakes that… Read More

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    $19.95
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  7. The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids

    The Down and Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids

    How to Plan Memorable Family Adventures and Connect Kids to Nature

    • by
    • Helen Olsson
    Plan your family camping adventure! Whether you’re a first-time camper or a veteran backpacker befuddled by the challenges of carting a brood—and all the requisite gear—into the great outdoors, here you’ll find all the tips and tools you need to plan the perfect nature adventure with your family. Humorous and irreverent, yet always authoritative, this guide to camping with kids, from babies through pre-teens, is filled with checklists,… Read More

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    $17.95
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  8. Made to Play!

    Made to Play!

    Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations

    • by
    • Joel Henriques
    Delight young children and encourage play through unique handmade toys. From sewn and stuffed musical instruments to interlocking paper building blocks and wooden animal figurines, the projects in this book are meant to encourage open-ended play. Organized by kid-loving subjects, the toys here follow the themes of Zoo; House; Blocks, Cars & Trucks; Dress-Up; Music; and Art. Overall, the projects here are meant to stimulate imagination, build confidence through success… Read More

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    $18.95
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  9. Playful Learning

    Playful Learning

    Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder

    • by
    • Mariah Bruehl
    Children are natural scientists, artists, mathematicians, authors, and scholars. From the time they are born they seek out information about the world around them in an effort to construct meaning and further their development. While children have an inherent drive to make sense of their reality, parents have a unique opportunity to harness their children’s curiosity and channel it into a love of learning. Playful learning is the magic… Read More

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    $22.95
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  10. It's a Jungle Out There!

    It's a Jungle Out There!

    52 Nature Adventures for City Kids

    • by
    • Jennifer Ward
    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… Read More

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    $14.00
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