In college, I took a class on outdoor literature and loved it. Part of the class was getting out and exploring areas in the great outdoors. There are lots of great books on the outdoors. Which is perfect for this months Poppins Book Nook Theme: The Great Outdoors.
In the class I learned lots of fun ways to put writing in with hiking and exploring. There were many different stages in the class. The final project was a backpacking trip. We read several books in the class. My two favorite books were Walden and Desert Solitaire.
I have started reading some of Walden with my girls plus I’ve read a few other kids books about Walden Pond with them: If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond (Christy Ottaviano Books), Henry Builds a Cabin, The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond and Henry David’s House. The girls love reading each of the books.
I’ve been looking forward to this theme for months! I have a hard time picking just one book that we will explore. I know the girls want to do the Walden Pond books again. So we may be doing that again. But there are many different books to explore when you talk about the great outdoors. I love that there are kids books on the National Parks. I love getting out and exploring a few of the parks.
Here are are few Great Outdoors books that we will be reading. Yes, there are some older books in this list.
This is most likely my favorite theme of the year!
If you’re interested in joining this month’s Poppin Nook Book club, here’s what you need to do…
- Comment below and let us know that you are joining in!
- Pick your favorite The Great Outdoors book (or a new one you want to check out) and read it with your child or class.
- Create an activity, project, craft, cooking project, etc. related to the book and do it.
- Come back and share it with us as part of a big The Great Outdoors blog hop on Monday, June 30th! The linky will be live for 3 weeks, so if you aren’t ready to post on the 30th… just join in when you can!
Here are some of the people joining in the link up this month.
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~ Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ Laugh and Learn ~ A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~ Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~ Where Imagination Grows ~ Lextin Academy ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am ~ eLeMeNo-P Kids ~ Simple Living Mama
May’s Theme was Folktales: Wheat Stalk Fork Painting.
June’s author is The Great Outdoors. (May 26th is the link up).
You can see the dates to link up below for the upcoming themes:
- July 28th – Ye Old Pirates!
- August 25th – What Will I Be When I Grow Up?
- September 29th – The Wild West
- October 27th – Beyond Our Planet
- November 29th – To the Kitchen
- December – No Book Club
- January – To The Laboratory
- February 23 – Poetry
Don’t forget to check out the lap book that Enchanted Homeschooling Mom put together for this month theme!
I hope that you can join up with us! I love looking at all the different ideas! And like me this month find a new book to possibly fall in love with!
Do you have a favorite Great Outdoor Book? If so comment and let me know!
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com