Creating a Nature Library
Dr. Seuss once said, “Fill your house with stacks of BOOKS, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” While we might not need to fill all the nooks and crannies, having access to great nature books enhances our nature study. Here are several ways to add to a home nature library.
Use the library to preview books. The library is a great place to check out books for the first time. Once I realize I check a book out many times, I usually buy the book to have as part of our nature library.
Join a book club. I organize a monthly nature book group at our local nature center. Each month I get a new book to read and add it to our nature library. If it’s not a “keeper”, I can sell it back or pass it along to someone else who might like it.
Find favorite authors. I love nature books for preschoolers by April Pulley-Sayre and Denise Fleming. I always check out new books by these authors. April’s most recent book, Woodpecker Wham! certainly delivered!