The 5 Best Books to Explore Nature with Your Baby

Written by Pat O’Neill

The world is so much more beautiful with your little one in it. Now it’s time to get exploring. These five extraordinary books take kiddos deep into ocean, high in the sky, and out into their own backyards.

You’re never too little to learn how to make a big difference for the beautiful planet we call home.

Pouch!by Betty Ann Schwartz

Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein’s delightful tale of a baby kangaroo’s first hops toward independence is the perfect board book for babies eager to take their first steps (and the parents eager to help them). Joey wants to go exploring, but at first he isn’t sure he’s ready to leave Mama’s safe, warm pouch. Touching on a universal childhood experience, this sweet tale celebrates trying new things. Exploring is a rite of passage!

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Hello, World! Dinosaurs, by Jill McDonald

Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth? And that paleontologists work to fit dinosaur bones back together like a puzzle? This is how we know some dinosaurs were gigantic, like the Apatosaurus, who ate from the treetops. And how the small and speedy Velociraptor had feathers. It’s true! More amazing facts await in this fun (and toothy) title. 

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Color Me: Who’s in the Rain Forest?, by Surya Sajnani

Lots of creatures call the rainforest home: monkeys, sloths, jaguars and even chameleons (if you can spot them!). Splish and splash in the bath and bring black-and-white scenes to colorful life just by wetting the pages of this bath book. Spending time in the tub has never been more fun. 

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Big and Small, Room for All, by Jo Ellen Bogart


The sky is pretty big, so big it’s hard to imagine anything bigger. How about something smaller like a mountain or a tree? The otherworldly illustrations in this beautiful book will inspire children to think about their size in relation to the world around them. From the Earth to a mountain, a kitten to a mouse, explore how humanity fits in with the rest of creation. In this one-of-a-kind world of ours, there’s room for all.

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Hello, World! Backyard Bugs, by Jill McDonald

Some kids love to look at bugs. Others would rather learn about them in a book. Now here’s a board book that teaches babies and toddlers all about the insects in their backyards—with colors, sounds, sizes, and super-simple facts.

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