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You are Never Alone

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By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781771473156
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Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2019

This was a "found on the shelves" title for me that demanded my immediate attention. The words so beautifully illustrate our dependence on the Earth and the interconnectedness of creatures great and small. Soyeon Kim's illustrations, with gorgeous colors and amazing cutouts, really add dimension and make this a book worth treasuring.

Stacey


Legends of a Common Stream

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$22.95
ISBN: 9781625345813
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Published: Bright Leaf - April 30th, 2021

 

Mitchell returns to Beaver Brook and the environs of Scratch Flat, the setting for several of his earlier, perhaps best-known works, musing about the myths and legends from a wide range of global traditions that have connected peoples with the land. In passages of pure poetry he once again shows us we need look no further than our own backyard to rekindle that relationship with the natural world.

 

Dale


World of Wonders

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

I initially picked up this book because of the cover, I admit it.  What I found was not one of those ubiquitous books "about nature". In these 20 essays, the author writes about the more unusual forms flora and fauna all around us from the perspective of herself as a young girl and then as an adult. Each story is a carefully crafted gem in which the personal and the natural history are woven together, to create a loving portrait of her family.  Makes a great gift!!

Ellen


Becoming A Good Creature

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By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358252108
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Clarion Books - September 29th, 2020

This beautiful book is perfect for the young one in your life who loves animals! Sy's story is about following your dreams, and being open to learning the life lessons that teachers of all shapes and sizes can offer. Rebecca Green's illustrations are wonderfully rich and full of discovery. A gift for every good creature.

Leila


Earth Almanac

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By Ken Keffer, Jeremy Collins (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781680512823
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Published: Skipstone Press - March 23rd, 2020

I've been reading this day-by-day since it came out in April. Each season, month, and day offers its own small but fascinating insight into the natural world. It's been such a balm to be able to mark 2020 in moments of wonder instead of just dates. Plus, it's full of beautiful illustrations by Jeremy Collins, one of my favorite artists to follow (@jer.collins on instagram!). A great gift for the nature-lover in your life!

Kate


A Year in Nature

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781733653435
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Published: Green Writers Press - May 7th, 2020

 

Cambridge resident Clare Walker Leslie’s latest book is a selection from the nature journals she has kept for many years arranged to follow our year-long journey around our Sun. With her keen eye for observation and delightful sketches and watercolors she inspires us to slow down enough to savor the world around us.

 

Dale


Two Trees Make a Forest

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Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220007
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Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

 

The best nonfiction doesn't just illuminate unfamiliar places and ideas in beautiful prose, doesn't just pose questions to the reader about family, identity, & culture while leading them towards possible answers. It also presents the reader with a path towards their own discovery. Lee's new book does all of the above as she tries to understand her place in the world by understanding her relationship to Taiwan, while also guiding the reader towards the question: What if I explored my home as if it were a foreign country?

Josh 


All Creatures Great and Small

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All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World's Most Beloved Animal Doctor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250057839
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 6th, 2014

 

If you have never read a James Herriot story about his life as a country veterinarian in England, an authentic, uplifting happiness awaits you. I have been going back to them in the stress of pandemic paralysis. I read them before bedtime and always go to sleep with a smile on my face. Like eating the best bread ever, you think how can this simple fare make me feel so satisfied and happy? These are also perfect for reading with younger family members. This is book 1 of a 5 book series.

Molly


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