100 Awesome Nature Books For Kids

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Nature Books For Kids – The best fiction and nonfiction books for kids that will help them have fun learning about nature.

I love these nature books for kids! If you want to help you kids learn to love nature then check out these fun reading books that they will love. Ideas for forest life, bug books, birds, mountain life and more! #homeschooling #kidsbooks #naturestudy

Do your kids love stories about animals?

If they are anything like my kids they sure do! Since my children were little we’ve enjoyed reading natures stories together.

Reading great books about nature is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the wonders of life all around them or to take them on an imaginary journey to around the world to learn about creatures that live far away.

Whether you’re looking for books about forest animals, trees, bugs, or birds I’ve rounded up our favourite fiction and non-fiction nature books for kids for you to enjoy!

The Best Nature Books For Kids

1. Giant: A Panda of the Enchanted Forest

Giant: A Panda of the Enchanted ForestGiant: A Panda of the Enchanted ForestGiant: A Panda of the Enchanted Forest

 

Giant: A Panda of the Enchanted Forest by Xuan Loc Xuan

2. Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature

Outside Your Window: A First Book of NatureOutside Your Window: A First Book of NatureOutside Your Window: A First Book of Nature

 

Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies

3. Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific NorthwestCurious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific NorthwestCurious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest

 

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest by Fiona Cohen

4. Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World (Julia Rothman)

 

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman

5. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)

 

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs by Catherine D. Hughes

6. The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature

The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)

 

The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature by Brooklyn Botanic Garden Educators

7. The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-UpsThe Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-UpsThe Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups

 

The Tree Book for Kids and Their Grown-Ups by Gina Ingoglia

8. Birds, Nests & Eggs

Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)

 

Birds, Nests & Eggs by Mel Boring

9. Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide

Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)

 

Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring

10. Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide

Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides)

 

Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide by Mel Boring

11. Flamingos, Loons & Pelicans: Take Along Guides

Flamingos, Loons & Pelicans (Take Along Guides)Flamingos, Loons & Pelicans (Take Along Guides)Flamingos, Loons & Pelicans (Take Along Guides)

 

Flamingos, Loons & Pelicans: Take Along Guides by Mel Boring

12. Tall Tall Tree

Tall Tall TreeTall Tall TreeTall Tall Tree

 

Tall Tall Tree by Anthony D Fredericks

13. Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)

 

Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever by Darlyne Murawski

14. The Everything Kids’ Nature Book: Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More!

The Everything Kids' Nature Book: Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More! (Everything® Kids)The Everything Kids’ Nature Book: Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More! (Everything® Kids)The Everything Kids' Nature Book: Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More! (Everything® Kids)

 

The Everything Kids’ Nature Book: Create Clouds, Make Waves, Defy Gravity and Much More! by Kathiann M Kowalski

15. Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the Forest

Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the Forest (Wheels of Wonder)Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the Forest (Wheels of Wonder)Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the Forest (Wheels of Wonder)

 

Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the Forest by Jaye Garnett

16. Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?

Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?

 

Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find? by Storey Publishing

17. First Nature Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)

First Nature Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)First Nature Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)First Nature Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)

 

First Nature Encyclopedia by DK

18. The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and ClassroomsThe Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and ClassroomsThe Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms

 

The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms by Clare Walker Leslie

19. Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture BookMoon: A Peek-Through Picture BookMoon: A Peek-Through Picture Book

 

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

20. Welcome to the Neighborwood

Welcome to the NeighborwoodWelcome to the NeighborwoodWelcome to the Neighborwood

 

Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy

21. Snowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains

Snowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains (Happy Fox Books) A Heartwarming Children's Picture Book about Friendship & Courage that Teaches Respect for Animals and Helps Kids to Get in Touch with NatureSnowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains (Happy Fox Books) A Heartwarming Children’s Picture Book about Friendship & Courage that Teaches Respect for Animals and Helps Kids to Get in Touch with NatureSnowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains (Happy Fox Books) A Heartwarming Children's Picture Book about Friendship & Courage that Teaches Respect for Animals and Helps Kids to Get in Touch with Nature

 

Snowy: A Leopard of the High Mountains by Milisava Petkovic

22. Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids

Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for KidsTell Me, Tree: All About Trees for KidsTell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids

 

Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids by Gail Gibbons

23. The Pumpkin Book

The Pumpkin BookThe Pumpkin BookThe Pumpkin Book

 

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

24. Bats

BatsBatsBats

 

Bats by Gail Gibbons

25. Spiders

SpidersSpidersSpiders

 

Spiders by Gail Gibbons

26. Owls

OwlsOwlsOwls

 

Owls by Gail Gibbons

27. The Moon Book

The Moon BookThe Moon BookThe Moon Book

 

The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons

28. The Reasons for Seasons

The Reasons for SeasonsThe Reasons for SeasonsThe Reasons for Seasons

 

The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons

29. Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book

Bee: A Peek-Through Picture BookBee: A Peek-Through Picture BookBee: A Peek-Through Picture Book

 

Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup

30. Worm Weather

Worm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)Worm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)Worm Weather (Penguin Core Concepts)

 

Worm Weather by Jean Taft

31. Hello, World! Backyard Bugs

Hello, World! Backyard BugsHello, World! Backyard BugsHello, World! Backyard Bugs

 

Hello, World! Backyard Bugs by Jill McDonald

32. A Walk Through the Woods

A Walk Through the WoodsA Walk Through the WoodsA Walk Through the Woods

 

A Walk Through the Woods by Louise Greig

33. The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the WhaleThe Snail and the WhaleThe Snail and the Whale

 

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

34. Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for SalBlueberries for SalBlueberries for Sal

 

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

35. Make Way for Ducklings

Make Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary EditionMake Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary EditionMake Way for Ducklings 75th Anniversary Edition

 

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

36. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, Hello AutumnGoodbye Summer, Hello AutumnGoodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

 

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

37. Forest Life and Woodland Creatures

Forest Life and Woodland CreaturesForest Life and Woodland CreaturesForest Life and Woodland Creatures

 

Forest Life and Woodland Creatures by DK

38. Trees, Leaves & Bark (Take Along Guides)

Trees, Leaves & Bark (Take Along Guides)Trees, Leaves & Bark (Take Along Guides)Trees, Leaves & Bark (Take Along Guides)

 

Trees, Leaves & Bark (Take Along Guides) by Diane Burns

39. Berries, Nuts, And Seeds (Take Along Guides)

Berries, Nuts, And Seeds (Take Along Guides)Berries, Nuts, And Seeds (Take Along Guides)Berries, Nuts, And Seeds (Take Along Guides)

 

Berries, Nuts, And Seeds (Take Along Guides) by Diane Burns

40. Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide

Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides)Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides)

 

Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide by Diane Burns

41. Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms (Take Along Guides)

Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms (Take Along Guides)Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms (Take Along Guides)Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms (Take Along Guides)

 

Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms by Diane Burns

42. Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards (Take Along Guides)

Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards (Take Along Guides)Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards (Take Along Guides)Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards (Take Along Guides)

 

Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards by Diane Burns

43. The Island and the Bear

The Island and the Bear (Picture Kelpies)The Island and the Bear (Picture Kelpies)The Island and the Bear (Picture Kelpies)

 

The Island and the Bear by Louise Greig

44. When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone

When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in YellowstoneWhen the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in YellowstoneWhen the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

 

When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

45. Birds: Nature’s Magnificent Flying Machines

Birds: Nature's Magnificent Flying MachinesBirds: Nature’s Magnificent Flying MachinesBirds: Nature's Magnificent Flying Machines

 

Birds: Nature’s Magnificent Flying Machines by Caroline Arnold

46. Big Blue Whale: Read and Wonder

Big Blue Whale: Read and WonderBig Blue Whale: Read and WonderBig Blue Whale: Read and Wonder

 

Big Blue Whale: Read and Wonder by Nicola Davies

47. A Butterfly Is Patient

A Butterfly Is Patient (Nature Books)A Butterfly Is Patient (Nature Books)A Butterfly Is Patient (Nature Books)

 

A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston

48. Dirty Rats?

Dirty Rats?Dirty Rats?Dirty Rats?

 

Dirty Rats? by Darrin Lunde

49. Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book)

Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book)Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book)Wonders of Nature (Little Golden Book)

 

Wonders of Nature by Jane Werner Watson

50. Big Blue

Big BlueBig BlueBig Blue

 

Big Blue by Shelley Gill

51. The Very Busy Spider

The Very Busy SpiderThe Very Busy SpiderThe Very Busy Spider

 

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

52. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

53. Snail Trail

Snail TrailSnail TrailSnail Trail

 

Snail Trail by Ruth Brown

54. Children of the Forest

Children of the Forest: Mini EditionChildren of the Forest: Mini EditionChildren of the Forest: Mini Edition

 

Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow

55. The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

The Big Alfie Out of Doors StorybookThe Big Alfie Out of Doors StorybookThe Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook

 

The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook by Shirley Hughes

56. Tops & Bottoms

Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)

 

Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens

57. The Storm (The Lighthouse Family)

The Storm (The Lighthouse Family)The Storm (The Lighthouse Family)The Storm (The Lighthouse Family)

 

The Storm by Cynthia Rylant

58. Because of an Acorn

Because of an AcornBecause of an AcornBecause of an Acorn

 

Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer

59. In My Tree

In My TreeIn My TreeIn My Tree

 

In My Tree by Sara Gillingham

60. Who’s in the Forest?

Who's in the Forest?Who’s in the Forest?Who's in the Forest?

 

Who’s in the Forest? by Bearfoot Books

61. Miss Suzy

Miss SuzyMiss SuzyMiss Suzy

 

Miss Suzy by Miriam Young

62. Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors

Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of ColorsButterfly Butterfly: A Book of ColorsButterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors

 

Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors by Petr Horacek

63. The Busy Tree

The Busy TreeThe Busy TreeThe Busy Tree

 

The Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward

64. Grandpa’s Garden

Grandpa's Garden PBGrandpa’s Garden PBGrandpa's Garden PB

 

Grandpa’s Garden by Stella Fry

65. One Small Place in a Tree

One Small Place in a Tree (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)One Small Place in a Tree (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)One Small Place in a Tree (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)

 

One Small Place in a Tree by Barbara Brenner

66. Quiet in the Garden

Quiet in the GardenQuiet in the GardenQuiet in the Garden

 

Quiet in the Garden by Aliki

67. Forest Bright, Forest Night

Forest Bright, Forest NightForest Bright, Forest NightForest Bright, Forest Night

 

Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward

68. The Little Yellow Leaf

The Little Yellow LeafThe Little Yellow LeafThe Little Yellow Leaf

 

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

69. A Seed Is Sleepy

A Seed Is Sleepy (Nature Books)A Seed Is Sleepy (Nature Books)A Seed Is Sleepy (Nature Books)

 

A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Aston

70. An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet (Nature Books)An Egg Is Quiet (Nature Books)An Egg Is Quiet (Nature Books)

 

An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston

71. A Beetle Is Shy

A Beetle Is Shy (Nature Books)A Beetle Is Shy (Nature Books)A Beetle Is Shy (Nature Books)

 

A Beetle Is Shy by Dianna Aston

72. A Rock Is Lively

A Rock Is Lively (Nature Books)A Rock Is Lively (Nature Books)A Rock Is Lively (Nature Books)

 

A Rock Is Lively by Dianna Aston

73. Snow Bunny the Deer

Snow Bunny the DeerSnow Bunny the DeerSnow Bunny the Deer

 

Snow Bunny the Deer by Mark A. Schneider

74. The Tin Forest

The Tin Forest (Rise and Shine)The Tin Forest (Rise and Shine)The Tin Forest (Rise and Shine)

 

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

75. Oliver’s Vegetables

Oliver's VegetablesOliver’s VegetablesOliver's Vegetables

 

Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French

76. I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees

I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

 

I Can Name 50 Trees Today! by Bonnie Worth

77. All the World

All the World (Classic Board Books)All the World (Classic Board Books)All the World (Classic Board Books)

 

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

78. A Little Guide to Trees

A Little Guide to Trees (Eden Project)A Little Guide to Trees (Eden Project)A Little Guide to Trees (Eden Project)

 

A Little Guide to Trees by Charlotte Voake

79. Flower Garden

Flower GardenFlower GardenFlower Garden

 

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

80. In a Nutshell

In a NutshellIn a NutshellIn a Nutshell

 

In a Nutshell by Joseph Anthony

81. Babies in the Forest

Babies in the Forest: Lift-a-Flap Children's Board Book (Babies Love)Babies in the Forest: Lift-a-Flap Children’s Board Book (Babies Love)Babies in the Forest: Lift-a-Flap Children's Board Book (Babies Love)

 

Babies in the Forest by Ginger Swift

82. A Tree Is Nice

A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine)A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine)A Tree Is Nice (Rise and Shine)

 

A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry

83. Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna

Over in the Grasslands: On an African SavannaOver in the Grasslands: On an African SavannaOver in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna

 

Over in the Grasslands: On an African Savanna by Marianne Berkes

84. Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

Going Home: The Mystery of Animal MigrationGoing Home: The Mystery of Animal MigrationGoing Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

 

Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration by Marianne Berkes

85. Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under

Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down UnderOver in Australia: Amazing Animals Down UnderOver in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under

 

Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes

86. Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek

Over in the Forest: Come and Take a PeekOver in the Forest: Come and Take a PeekOver in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek

 

Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes

87. Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral ReefOver in the Ocean: In a Coral ReefOver in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

 

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes

88. Over in the River: Flowing Out to the Sea

Over in a River: Flowing Out to the SeaOver in a River: Flowing Out to the SeaOver in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea

 

Over in the River: Flowing Out to the Sea by Marianne Berkes

89. Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow

Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds BlowOver in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds BlowOver in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow

 

Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow by Marianne Berkes

90. Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme

Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest RhymeOver in the Jungle: A Rainforest RhymeOver in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme

 

Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes

91. Seashells by the Seashore

Seashells by the SeashoreSeashells by the SeashoreSeashells by the Seashore

 

Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes

92. Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World

Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the WorldOver on a Mountain: Somewhere in the WorldOver on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World

 

Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World by Marianne Berkes

93. Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young

Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their YoungBaby on Board: How Animals Carry Their YoungBaby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young

 

Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young by Marianne Berkes

94. The Swamp Where Gator Hides

The Swamp Where Gator HidesThe Swamp Where Gator HidesThe Swamp Where Gator Hides

 

The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes

95. Marsh Music

Marsh MusicMarsh MusicMarsh Music

 

Marsh Music by Marianne Berkes

96. Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the WorldOver on a Desert: Somewhere in the WorldOver on a Desert: Somewhere in the World

 

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World by Marianne Berkes

97. The Bog Baby

The Bog BabyThe Bog BabyThe Bog Baby

 

The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis

98. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Fletcher and the Falling LeavesFletcher and the Falling LeavesFletcher and the Falling Leaves

 

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

99. A Log’s Life

A Log's LifeA Log’s LifeA Log's Life

 

A Log’s Life by Wendy Pfeffer

100. Foggy, Foggy Forest

The Foggy, Foggy ForestThe Foggy, Foggy ForestThe Foggy, Foggy Forest

 

I hope you enjoyed my list of the best nature books for kids! Our family has loved reading these books over the years.

Do you have a favourite nature book to read with your kids?

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