Atlas of Adventures: A collection of natural wonders, exciting experiences and fun festivities from the four corners of the globeAges 7-10 years 1 of 11
For the young armchair adventurer in your family, "Atlas of Adventures" will excite and inspire. This book takes kids on an adventurous trip around the world, from canoeing down the Zambezi River in Africa to visiting with penguins in Antarctica. For the kid who dreams of adventures near and far, this book belongs on the bookshelf.
Our Great Big BackyardAges 4-8 years 2 of 11
Former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager cowrote this book that celebrates the importance of our national parks. Protagonist Jane is excited to spend the summer playing video games, but her plans are dashed when she finds out her parents are taking the family on a trip to visit national parks. As Jane travels the parks, she learns to love the gifts of nature and understand the special experience of spending time outdoors.
My Side of the MountainAges 8-12 years 3 of 11
Unhappy in his tiny apartment in the bustling city, Sam runs away to the mountains to find solitude and natural beauty. Life-changing adventures soon follow, and Sam learns about the responsibilities and rewards of living close to nature. "My Side of the Mountain" is a classic young adult novel about survival and stewardship, perfect for any pre-teen who loves the outdoors.
Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness SurvivalAges 9-12 4 of 11
For the child that likes to test their meddle in the outdoors, "Survivor Kid" teaches the skills that one needs to survive in the wild. From how to find food and water, build a fire or shelter and signal for help, this book is a fun and practical guide to wilderness survival.
The Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Novel: EverestAges 10-15 5 of 11
In this interactive book, readers decide how to survive a climb up Mount Everest. Will your young adventurer make the right choice and find themselves on the top of Mount Everest, or will they make devastating choices they have to live with on the mountain? Based on real-life mountain climbing and survival skills, this book appeals to the choose-your-own adventurer in all of us.
Brave Little CamperAges 18 months and up 6 of 11
Little Camper is spending the night in the forest for the very first time. The night sounds are scary, but little camper learns to adapt and appreciate the darkness and the animals and sounds that go with it. This interactive board book (there's a button to push that makes forest sounds) is perfect for the toddler who will one day brave the outdoors.
The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to do in Nature Before You Grow UpAges 8-12 7 of 11
A book that will keep kids engaged in nature year-round, "The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book" is filled with activities, projects and games for kids to do outside. From making bird feeders out of pine cones and peanut butter to playing in the freshly fallen snow, there's an activity to suit any kind of day and type of weather.
MapsAges 7 and up 8 of 11
For the child seeking a visual representation of his place in the world, "Maps" is a stunningly illustrated book of borders, cities, rivers and mountains, as well as animals and cultures around the world. Sure to inspire curiosity, this book teaches kids not only about life outside of their front door, but also about life on the other side of the globe.
The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnAges 13 and up 9 of 11
A timeless classic about one young boy's adventure down the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is on its surface an American story of adventure, brimming with respect for the natural world. Below the surface, however, there is much more to the story. The classic is a must-read for every teenager.
S is for S'Mores: A Camping AlphabetAges 6-9 years 10 of 11
Ripe with beautiful illustrations of camping, this book takes readers on an outdoor adventure through the alphabet. Filled with tips and advice about camping, it's great for younger kids just learning the alphabet and older kids learning about the intricacies of camping and the great outdoors.