“Wake me when September ends" might be the title of a popular Green Day song, but there is no way that I would sleep through the month of September. I love September; what an awesome month of the year it is for those of us who live in the Midwest!
So far this month, we’ve gotten to enjoy some of the warmth of summer. We’ve also gotten to experience the slightly cooler beginning of fall and the start of the leaves changing colors. The weather and scenery are both so gorgeous in September, it’s a perfect month for going out into and enjoying nature!
In honor of this beautiful month, I am going to spotlight some of my family's favorite children's nature books. There are so many wonderful children's books that deal with the subject of nature, and I know that we haven't even read tons of them yet. But we have read a lot of them, and somehow my kids and I have narrowed down our favorite dozen – one for every month of the year!
My kids are 5 and 2 1/2 years old, so I know that these books are great for those ages (especially the 5 year old). I think that these titles are all wonderful for any child in the preschool and early grade-school years. Most of these titles have an age range of 4 to 8 listed on Amazon.
I'm going to split our favorite dozen into two blog posts, to make each blog post a little shorter and easier to read. Here is our first half-dozen: