5 Books to Get Your 5-Year-Old Outdoors

Written by Pat O’Neill

As your kindergartener begins to explore outside their immediate surroundings through the magic of books, they begin to ask important questions about plants and animals in the natural world.

Pint-sized picture book-devourers will be entranced by these wild tales, both fiction and nonfiction, about the Great Outdoors.

Oh No, Astro!, by Matt Roeser

Asteroids! Planets! Satellites! In this charming debut picture book, a grumpy asteroid named Astro (what else?) is knocked out of orbit by a mischievous satellite and forced to go on an epic space adventure! Filled with playful illustrations and tons of cool facts about space, this picture book is a must-have for all the future astronauts who are ready to journey through the galaxy.

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Actual Size, by Steve Jenkins

Did you ever look a giant squid in the eye? Have you been face to face with a tiger? All the animals in this stunning picture book are their actual size. Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins illustrates animals both large and larger in this stunning picture book of close encounters. An awe-inspiring look at some of the world’s endangered species.

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Cloud Chaser, by Anne-Fleur Drillon

Emery has his head in the clouds with dreams of flying. His notebooks are filled with doodles of flying machines. With the long summer months ahead he can devote himself entirely to his winged invention. When a mysterious stranger shows up with all the ingredients to make the perfect flying machine, Emery’s dreams may finally come true. Learn the power of perseverance and the comedy of failure in this beautifully illustrated French tale by Anne-Fleur Drillon.

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The Storm Whale in Winter, by Benji Davies

This is the story of a boy named Noi and his aquatic best friend, a rescued whale. When Noi’s fisherman father goes missing in icy winter waters, the storm whale shows up in the nick of time to help. Celebrated illustrator Benji Davies reminds us the power of good deeds can come full circle.

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Color & Pop-Up Dinosaurs, by Elizabeth Golding & Elisa Paganelli

Finally, what we’ve all been waiting for: coloring and pop-ups together! This activity book is perfect for hands-on learners who love arts and crafts. It’s also a colorful introduction to the art of bookmaking that can be enjoyed around the campfire and at the pool. It’s time to think outside the box, and off the page. Get cracking, young book lovers. This one really pops.

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