Have you been reading any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that are hiking- or outdoors-related. From infant board books to adult page-turners, we love to hear about what you are reading! I’ll include a review of my own in each blog post, but Hike it Baby would love to hear from you! Share a book review with us on this form and we may feature it in an upcoming blog post!

What are you reading? Book Reviews August 2017 by Jessica Nave for Hike it Baby

Take a Seasonal Journey with Maple

Maple by Lori Nichols

Meet Maple. She is a spirited girl named after a tree. Maple’s parents plant a tree before she is born, and the tree becomes inspiration for her name when she enters the world. Maple shares many adventures with her tree, which vary depending on the season. As Maple grows, so does her tree. Seasons go by. Maple is presented with a surprise. Her life is enriched by its new addition and Maple uses her tree to practice sharing.

Maple is a great book that connects childhood to becoming an older sibling. Try reading the book and planting a tree and observing its growth to bring the book to life!

Hike it Baby Community Book Reviews

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A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature by Asia Citro

Need inspiration to go play outside or to get your little ones excited about a hike? Try an activity from this awesome book! From mud faces to rain drums, this book provides easy, inexpensive and fun activities to do with your kids in nature. One thing I love about this resource is that they offer simple ideas (great for toddler and preschoolers) with ways to add on to the activity for older kids. Additionally, we’ve used this resource for our Hike it Baby hikes. We have also found fun ways to explore our own backyard.

Rain! by Linda Ashman

In this charming and colorful book about the rain, we’re reminded that our positive attitudes (about the weather – and anything in life) can have a big impact on others. This is a fun book to read before you go out and play in the rain – something we do a lot of in the Pacific Northwest.


The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor

There is a necessary and beautiful conversation that takes place between a girl and her family. She insists that her parents need to make more money. Her parents inform her that they are “paid” in other ways, and they would never dream of giving up their millions of “dollars” in mountains and oceans and freedoms for a few thousand paper notes. The illustrations are unique and blend beautifully not only with the story but with the page as well. Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall are a classic children’s book team. Anyone who loves nature can appreciate this book.

Hike it Baby now has a Goodreads Group! Join today and add books to our bookshelf! Looking for more member reviews? Search our blog for other Book Review posts! Want to share a book that you love about the outdoors? Submit your review here to be included in an upcoming blog post! 


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