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9 Nature Books for Kids That Make Perfect Gifts

Share your love of the outdoors with educational nature books for kids about birds, gardening and wildlife that will excite learners of all ages.

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Budding Artists

Celebrate one of the most important figures in birding with this “Little Naturalists” book. John James Audubon Painted Birds uses delightful illustrations in this nature book for kids to show his love of birds and art.

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Psst—here’s how to get kids excited about birding.

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Little Explorers

Join a little boy in A Backyard Birding Adventure and discover the wonders of your own garden. Download the free app to your phone or tablet and listen to the birds in the book.

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Follow this guide to learn the best gardening tasks for kids of every age.

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Bug Buffs

Play trivia, cut out and wear an insect mask, peek at a bug cafe menu and learn why pollinators are important with Bees, Bugs & Butterflies.

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Young Scientists

Explore the world of birds in Fly With Me. Jam-packed with interesting facts and educational pages—plus beautiful photography and illustrations, engaging stories and poems—it’s a must for eager learners.

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These are the top-rated binoculars for every kind of birdwatcher—even kids!

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Growing Gardeners

Teach kids or grandkids about the joy of gardening with this interactive board book, I Can Grow a Flower. It’s full of simple projects to try at home.

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Hummingbird Lovers

In My Tiny Life By Ruby T. Hummingbird, young readers will learn about a year in the life of a ruby-throated hummingbird, from a tiny egg to migration. This nature book for kids includes a recipe for sugar-water and recommendations for flowers to attract hummingbirds.

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Nature Play

Inspire little ones to love the outdoors with the Nature Play Workshop for Families. This nature book for kids features educational activities you can do with your children or grandchildren in every season.

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Check out 13 gift ideas for kids who love birds and nature.

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Unplugged Families

Turn off the electronic devices and opt outside for a fun adventure—even just for an hour or two! Kids will never get bored again with all of these creative activities, crafts and recipes in the Unplugged Family Activity Book.

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All About Animals

Animal-loving kids will adore this book. The Secret Lives of Animals is packed full of fun and quirky facts about all kinds of critters, from birds and butterflies to badgers.

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Lori Vanover
Lori Vanover is the senior digital editor for Birds & Blooms. She has a bachelor's degree in agricultural and environmental communications from the University of Illinois. Lori enjoys growing vegetables and flowers for pollinators in her backyard gardens. She also is an avid bird-watcher.

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