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16 Best nature books for children (and adults too)

Learning about nature early on instigates children’s curiosity by encouraging them to want to go out and explore. More than developing the senses, a child who grows with a lot of contact with nature is also less likely to develop depression and obesity, thus more likely to be healthy and happy.

I grew up free and always loved to play outdoors, so I truly believe nature is the best playground and school there is. I find it very difficult to choose books for Maya. So, as I am a designer, I first choose by the cover, and then I search the reviews on Instagram and Amazon. In my searches on the web, I came across beautiful and interesting books that instigated my curiosity as well. It would be great at age 32 to learn the basics of camping in a simple and didactic way, for example.

So let’s go to my top 10 nature books for children with great Amazon reviews and beautiful covers that I want to buy for Maya and would be useful for me too.

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🌱I am the Seed that Grew the Tree:

Learn about nature with poems! I see this as a double learning, and the illustrations are super cute.

🌱Sunflower Shoots and Muddy Boots

This one is to teach your little one all about gardening!
Important to understand the value of caring and nurturing to flourish with life, health and beauty 😀

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🌱Animals at Night

To understand the typical animals of each region of the world. The illustrations make you feel like you are in the African savannah or in a South American rainforest.

🌱The Big Book of Birds

Knowing how other animals behave makes us learn and rethink a lot our own behavior. Birds particularly interest me for their lightness and freedom. And, of course, the illustrations are stunning!


That was the only one that got me more for the title than the cover. It is very important for our little humans to know early on that bees are fundamental to nature’s cycle. Without them, we simply can’t exist. A great book for children to learn in a playful and intelligent way why we shouldn’t kill bees.

🌱The Lost Book of Adventure

This is definitely one I’m going to buy for Maya (she’s only 3 months old so she still has only a few picture books). I always feel stupid when I reflect that 500 years ago people were guided by the stars, and today we don’t even know how to make fire with natural elements. I found this book more than an adventure book, but an excellent ¨ learn the basics of survival without technology and everything ready in your hands and be a more humble, creative and intelligent human being¨.

🌱Curious Kids Nature Guide

I found this great for a program in nature with your little one. Take the book, comfortable clothes, and your kid and take a trip to the northwest Pacific to identify the elements and animals in the book together. Your child will feel like a real explorer, and we know that learning from practice is always better.

🌱Wild World

Another 2 in one, to learn about nature with poems about the biome and the natural world.

🌱 A Year of Nature Poems

Yep, poems and pretty illustrations again!
I believe that the musicality of the poem makes reading more dynamic, interactive and interesting for children.

🌱Encyclopedia of Strangely Named Animals

It reminded me a lot of the kind of books Harry Potter would have to buy for Herbology class, and the names of the animals themselves all seem to come out of the book. I love Harry Potter and strange things and that’s why I really want this book.

🌱 Adventures with Barefoot Critters

Alphabet books are always important, and this one caught my attention because the alphabet is not only attached to figures but rather inserted in a story about nature. I don’t even need to talk about the illustrations…

🌱Natures Day

Come one, look at this cover, is so pretty! And the Instagram definition below made me very curious.

🌱 Beautiful Birds

Alphabet and birds illustrations again…with neon colors!


The simplicity of the name and the cover illustration. This is not only about nature, but also about friendship.

🌱World Of Oceans

When I was a teenager, before I became a designer, I wanted to be a diver and find lost treasures in the sea. In my head, the ocean was much more important than the continent, since the planet was more made of water than of land, so I had the dream of exploring this mysterious and wet world and living among the fishes. I do not know if Maya is going to have that mermaid spirit like me, but I see this book as a beautiful way to show her the richness and diversity of the oceans so she understands the importance of preserving this biodiversity.

🌱A Girls Guide to the Wild

This is a brand new book I accidentally found on Instagram. I loved the cover and the author’s definition about inspiring girls to be brave, inquisitive and adventurous

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When I search for baby girl nursery ideas on the internet, most of the results I get are in pink and grey colors. Well, I got nothing against pink! To be honest I love pink and I usually buy a lot of pink clothes and stuff for Maya. But I also have a hard time finding stuff that is feminine but not pink when I search for baby girl nursery ideas. So, this selection of products is dedicated to adventurous or animal lovers moms who want to get away from the pink but still give a delicate and feminine tone in the decoration of the baby’s bedroom.

Here is my favorite and beautiful items with animals and forest elements like foxes, bears, and deer, but instead of the traditional brown and green tones, I chose more pastel, colorful, cute and delicate tones.

Montessori Bed – There are millions of Montessori beds to choose from around the web. These ones particularly got my attention on Pinterest for the cute fence that somehow evokes a nature mood and for the natural and light wood colors (they are the same bed, only changing the lightness of the wood). Altho Montessori beds are usually used for toddlers, I bought one for my baby girl since she was a Newborn, and she loves sleeping in there inside a baby nest.

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Woodland Baby Nests – Nests are great for babies, especially when they are newborns! They feel safe, cozy and comfortable, just like when they were in the womb. In the first days, your newborn baby probably won’t sleep in the bed or crib if he or she is not in a nest.

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Pixie Fox Items: I fell in love with this print, the colors and the cuteness of the fox. The fox pillow is part of a 4 pieces set and caught my attention first, but browsing the related products there are also other pretty useful for nursery items with the same print.

Darkening window curtain / Darkening Valance / Throw Sherpa / 4 pieces set

Play Gym / Mobile: Important for baby development, focus and to give mamma some extra time to do something else. I love these: simple, neutral and woodland inspired.

Grey and Yellow Wooden baby Gym / Dear and Bear Baby Play gym / Enchanted Forest Mobile / Felt Forest Mobile

For the Wall: Whenever I look for nursery decor ideas for Maya, I wonder how her imagination and creativity can be stimulated. A scenery of mountains, small and sweet illustrations of camping that tell a story or a beautiful and didactic alphabet like the ideas below are things that definitely get my attention.

Wall Decal Camping Adventure / Woodland Alphabet / Mountains Wallpaper Mural /

Crib Sheet and activity mat: one more time, the mat tells a story and makes the kid play with their imagination. The sheet is just super cute and I love super cute stuff.

Woodland Play Mat / Bed Sheet