Have you read any good books lately? We like to share reviews on books that our members have read that are hiking or outdoors related. From infants board books to adult page-turners, we love to hear about what you are reading! Share a review with us on this form and we may feature it in an upcoming blog post!


Brandi Akerberg, from the Fredericksburg, VA branch, has reviewed these six children’s books for us!

Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd

This enchanting picture book explores the question, “What is wild”? With bright and lively illustrations, the author takes us on a journey of all things wild and entices us to find it for ourselves. This book is perfect to bring on any outdoor exploration of your own with your little wild-lings.

A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton

This delightful picture book takes us on two tales from slightly different points of view. A little girl takes a walk in the woods to discover a small beast who she rescues and takes home. The beast is not happy and escapes back to the deep dark woods. Vibrant illustrations make this a great read aloud for any storytime hike and teaches a little lesson about seeing something from BOTH sides.

The River: An Epic Journey to the Sea by Hanako Clulow

Stunning artwork in this picture book allows children to follow a little fish’s journey down river. This book features a migration story through snow-capped mountains, frozen rivers, woodland forests to reach the sea. Follow the magical holographic fish on every page until he reaches his destination. Allows children to explore how migration works and what other animals migrate. Perfect for a hike along a river!

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

This adorable question and answer themed book shows us all the things even a Princess can do! Join the little Princess and her family on a camping adventure. Fun, whimsical illustrations with easy to read aloud text. Great for a quick pre-hike story or picnic at the park.

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

A high-spirited little girl asks her mother about what it means to be a Princess. A question and answer themed picture book with vivid and fun illustrations leads us to beg the question, “Do Princesses seem at all like me?”….”Look inside yourself and see…” The last page of the book encourages your little reader to look into the mirror to find their inner Princess.

Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire! by Jane O’Connor

Join the fanciest girl around Fancy Nancy and her friend in this explorers guide to all things nature. Written more like a child’s nature scrapbook intertwined with the story of how or IF they are going to allow new members join their explorers club. Fun bite-sized facts and projects are inserted within the story. Makes for a fun book to read together on a rainy day!

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