You don’t have to spend too much time around here to know that we love books and we love exploring nature. I’m sure you can imagine how much we also love when these things come together!
One of our favorite ways to bring these things together is through the Nature Book Club.
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Not familiar with our Nature Book Club? It’s a monthly book club devoted to connecting children to nature. Through this book club, several of my blogging friends and I share nature book and activity-related links that center around our chosen monthly topics.
To give you an idea of what this looks like, here are a few of my favorite Nature Book Club highlights from 2018.
- Mixed Media Birds Nest Art
- Miss Rumphius Mixed Media Art
- Exploring Pond Life with Over and Under the Pond
- Nature-Themed Beach Scavenger Hunt
2019 Nature Book Club Themes
We’ve just chosen our 2019 themes and I’m excited to share this little sneak peek with you today!
January – Winter Wildlife
Here’s my January Nature Book Club reading list:
February – Sky and Space
Here are the books we’re reading with our Sky and Space theme:
March – Life Cycles
There are lots of options for learning about life cycles, but these are the books I’m looking at right now.
- A Butterfly Is Patient
- The Girl Who Drew Butterflies
- Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer
- The Dandelion Seed
April – Migration
I’ve got butterflies on my mind for our migration theme also.
- When Butterflies Cross the Sky
- Hurry and the Monarch
- Great Migrations Butterflies
- Flight of the Butterflies
May – Amphibians and Reptiles
Here’s what’s on my reading list for May:
June – Gardens
I really loved sharing our Nature Hunt in the City inspired by The Curious Garden, so I’m super excited that we’ll be exploring gardens again in 2019. Here are the books I’m considering for June:
July – Pollinators
Here’s what’s on my reading list for our pollinators theme:
August – Habitats, Ecosystems, & Biomes
There are lots of interesting options to explore with this theme. Here are some good reading options:
- What If There Were No Bees?
- Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
- What If There Were No Sea Otters?
- Kids Easy-to-Create Wildlife Habitats
September – Rocks, Gems, & Fossils
Here’s what I’m considering for our September theme:
October – Weather
Our October theme leaves lots of room for exploration. This will be a great way to follow up the weather unit I’m planning for my kiddos in the summer.
November – Birds of Prey
Birds make me a little twitchy, so it’s probably going to be a bit before I’m motivated to nail down reading options and an activity for November. 😉
December – Animal Tracks
Our December theme also looks to be super interesting! Here’s what’s on my reading list for our animal tracks month:
As you can see, we’ve got lots of good stuff in store for 2019! I look forward to sharing our favorite books about these nature topics with you, but I also look forward to seeing what my other Nature Book Club co-hosts are sharing.
As always, we welcome your nature-related links each month on the 20th!