Resource CenterC&NN has compiled the following library of resources for use by movement leaders, network members, and supporters.
book: Make Way for DucklingsRobert McCloskey
Watch how the mallard family makes a home in the city of Boston.
book: Miss RumphiusBarbara Cooney
Pursue big adventures around the world, but don’t forget to make your own neighborhood a little more beautiful.
book: Mouse’s First FallLauren Thompson
Come out with Mouse and enjoy the simple pleasures of a leaf tumble.
book: Mr. Gumpy’s OutingJohn Burningham
Next time you go boating, you might want to leave your chickens, goat, and cow on land!
book: My Side of the MountainJean Craighead George
Sam runs away and makes a new home in the Catskill Mountains of New York with his two companions, a falcon and a weasel. Classic adventure tale told with captivating details and gentle humor.
Fifth-grader Ben moves from Arizona to Massachusetts and develops an unlikely friendship with his science teacher, who introduces him to local wildlife, including the elusive spadefoot toad.
book: Odd and the Frost GiantsNeil Gaiman
A lively tale about a crippled Viking boy named Odd who ventures into the forest and befriends a fox, a bear, and an eagle—really three Norse gods in disguise—and helps them with their plight.
book: Ollie’s Ski TripElsa Beskow
Six-year-old Ollie sets off on his first pair of skis to visit the palace of King Winter, meeting other winter folk along the way.
Enchanting images and lulling words celebrate the reader’s arrival in the world.
book: One Dark NightLisa Wheeler
Mole and Mouse (and the reader) will be a little bit scared on this nighttime trek, but all’s well that ends well.
book: One Hot Summer DayNina Crews
A city girl refuses to stay indoors on the hottest of summer days.
book: Owl BabiesMartin Waddell
How long can three baby owls sit and wait for their mother to come home without losing hope? Just long enough.
book: Owl MoonJane Yolen
Follow a girl and her father as they trek through the winter night searching for a great horned owl.
book: Owls in the FamilyFarley Mowat
While it’s no longer legal to own a pet owl, Farley Mowat’s vintage story will be sure to charm you and your kids alike.
book: Paddle to the SeaHolling C. Holling
A young Indian boy longs to travel from his home to the Atlantic Ocean. He sends his carved toy instead, and we get to watch the adventure!
book: Paint the WindPam Munoz Ryan
A story for horse lovers set in the Wyoming wilderness.
book: Planting a RainbowLois Ehlert
Why just plant a garden when you can plant a whole rainbow?
book: PouchDavid Ezra Stein
Your youngest explorers may well relate to a little kangaroo venturing from his mama’s pouch for the first time.
book: Rabbits and RaindropsJim Arnosky
Watch bunnies and other creatures duck out of the rain.
book: Ring of Endless LightMadeleine L'Engle
Fifteen-year-old Vicky spends the summer with her grandfather on a New England island, sorting out her relationships with three boys and honing a newly discovered talent for communicating with dolphins.
book: RoxaboxenAlice McLerran
Build a fort and maybe you’ll find you’ve built a whole town.
book: Sally Goes to the beachStephen Huneck
Join the big black Labrador Sally on her trip to the seashore.
book: Same Stuff as StarsKatherine Paterson
Angel and her little brother have endured grim childhoods with an erratic mother who finally deposits them at their great-grandmother’s house in rural Vermont. There Angel befriends a neighbor she calls the “star man” and begins to get perspective on her life by looking at the night sky.
book: Secret PlaceEve Bunting
A young boy discovers a secret place in the city where nature thrives.
— 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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