Resource CenterC&NN has compiled the following library of resources for use by movement leaders, network members, and supporters.
book: Fancy NancyJane O'Connor
Fans of Fancy Nancy will enjoy her introduction to backyard nature exploration.
book: Farmer BoyLaura Ingalls Wilder
Almanzo tends crops, trains oxen, and even harvests ice in this incredible story of life on a 19th-century farm.
What do woodland animal youngsters make of autumn’s falling leaves? Fletcher the fox is terribly concerned!
Gorgeous watercolors accompany this light-hearted tale of a little fox’s confusion over a squall of spring blossoms.
book: FrederickLeo Lionni
Frederick the mouse knows that storytelling can help sustain us through the cold dark days of winter.
book: Garmann’s SummerStian Hole
Captivating text and pictures suggest the ways a boy reaps understanding from summer days spent in the company of three elderly aunts.
book: Gifts from the SeaNatalie Kinsey-Warnock
Quila, the motherless daughter of a Maine lighthouse keeper, finds a baby washed ashore after a ship sinks just off the coast.
book: GnomesWil Huygen
The definitive, enchantingly illustrated guide to gnomes of the forest, field, and more.
book: HatchetGary Paulsen
When the small plane he’s riding in goes down in the Canadian wilderness, 13-year-old Brian fends for himself with little more than clothing and a hatchet.
book: HeidiJohanna Spyri
Who loves being outside in the mountains more than a young girl named Heidi? Maybe your kids will—take them hiking and find out!
Henry and his big dog Mudge go camping with Henry’s parents.
book: Henry Builds a CabinD. B. Johnson
Henry the bear (aka Henry David Thoreau) builds a cabin, which is only too small if you forget that you can spend much of your day living outside!
book: Henry Hikes to FitchburgD. B. Johnson
Join Henry the bear (a stand-in for Henry David Thoreau) as he finds satisfaction in a long day’s hike.
book: Henry’s NightD. B. Johnson
Henry the bear (a stand-in for Henry David Thoreau) can’t sleep, so he sets out exploring the sights and sounds of the night.
book: Hooray for FallKazuo Iwamura
Three little squirrels don their new red sweaters and set out to see the changing colors of fall.
Lovely invitation to join the moon for a nighttime walk.
book: Ice DriftTheodore Taylor
A gripping arctic adventure involving two Inuit boys stranded for months on an ice floe.
book: Incident at Hawk’s HillAllan Eckert
A little boy wanders into the prairie and is protected by a wild mother badger.
Fictional account of the Chumash woman who survived for years on an otherwise uninhabited island off the coast of California.
book: Jacob Have I LovedKatherine Paterson
Raw and affecting novel about sibling rivalry, set in the crabbing communities of the Chesapeake Bay.
book: Julie of the WolvesJean Craighead George
An Eskimo girl runs away from her forced marriage and finds herself alone on the Alaskan tundra with only a pack of wolves for company.
book: Leaf ManLois Ehlert
The text and pictures are sure to inspire a leaf hunt and some beautiful leaf collages!
book: LeavesDavid Ezra Stein
Charming and simple story of a bear befriending the autumn leaves.
book: Lord of the FliesWilliam Golding
Not the prettiest story about boys surviving on a deserted island, but sure to captivate teenage readers.
— Bill Schneider, NewWest.Net
— Washington Post
– Cheryl Charles
— Orion magazine
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C&NN PublicationsAs part of our ongoing efforts to build the movement, the Children & Nature Network has published these resources for leaders, organizers, and participants at the local, national, and international levels:
2010 C&NN Report
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Children and Nature 2009: A Report on the Movement to Reconnect Children to the Natural World
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C&NN Community Action Guide: Building the Children & Nature Movement from the Ground Up
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