Recommended Reading from the Children & Nature Network

12 Aug

On Friday, CNN posted this list of books devoted to the children and nature movement in honor of book lover’s day.   Check it out…

Recommended Reading

The number of titles devoted to the children and nature movement, like the movement itself, continues to grow. C&NN has compiled a list of reading recommendations that includes recent and not-so-recent contributions.

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv.
In his new book published in May 2011, Richard Louv makes a convincing case that through a nature-balanced existence—driven by sound economic, social, and environmental solutions—the human race can and will thrive. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

by Richard Louv.
This expanded and updated edition includes new research, a progress report on the Leave No Child Inside movement, an added Field Guide with 100 actions for families and communities, and 35 discussion points for book groups, classrooms, families and communities.

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One Response to “Recommended Reading from the Children & Nature Network”

  1. sansley August 15, 2013 at 11:03 PM #

    I like this post, and linking gardening and reading/writing. Two kids’ garden-related books I like: the Curious Garden by Peter Brown (inspired by the High Line) and Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener (a Caldecott Award winner, also set in NYC). Vising Giverny with the kids also got me thinking about art and gardening, the idea of focusing on a natural place and how it changes over time. I want to host some kids of painting activity around the garden this fall. We’ll see if I can make it happen. Esp given how un-artistic I am.

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