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Get Out!: 5 Books Your Outdoorsy Child Will Love 

Published October 20, 2015 at 12:03 p.m.

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click to enlarge "What's in the Woods?" by Charlie Harper & Zoe Burke
  • "What's in the Woods?" by Charlie Harper & Zoe Burke

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, by D.B. Johnson
This book shares the philosophy of Henry David Thoreau in a way that children will appreciate by telling the tale of two friends, both bears, who take different approaches to reaching their destination. The book encourages young hikers to marvel at the natural world around them, and shows that long walks offer many rewards.  

What's in the Woods?, by Charley Harper and Zoe Burke
Remarkable illustrations encourage young children to look at the animals and plants around them while walking in the forest. The book ends with a pull-out, full-page illustration showing all of the animals and plants the reader came across in the book, with a key to help identify them.
  
And here's a sixth book to get you ready for winter fun with your kids!

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen
A lovable canine-human pair give skiing a try and find adventure in the process, including a run-in with a? moose. The illustrations are gorgeous and show a magical scene full of winter beauty, from snow-white rabbits to bright red berries.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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