If your kids are anything like mine, they devour books. Rarely do we read a book just once. We read them over and over again until the words are memorized and the pictures are etched in our minds. My son loves silly books that make him laugh. My daughter loves sing-songy books that rhyme. And I love nature books that teach the kids about the wonder and beauty of the outdoors. One thing we all agree on, the more beautiful the illustrations, the better.

We’ve put together a list of more than thirty of the most beautiful children’s picture books about nature. This list was curated from our personal favorites and those of a number of family, friends and fellow nature mamas. These books will inspire, educate and help your children develop a deep sense of love for nature and the outdoors. They have beautiful pictures and beautiful words. They teach lessons about nurturing, love and compassion. This list is perfect if you’re looking to add some beautiful books to your shelves at home, give as a gift or add to your library wishlist.

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  1. Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies
  2. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  3. You Belong Here by M.H. Clark
  4. Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup
  5. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
  6. Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
  7. Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth
  8. Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin
  9. Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More! by Carole Gerber and Eugene Yelchin
  10. The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook by Shirley Hughes
  11. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
  12. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
  13. An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston (also, A Seed Is SleepyA Butterfly Is Patient, A Nest Is Noisy, and A Rock Is Lively)
  14. The Big Book of Bugs by Yuval Zommer
  15. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  16. Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler
  17. The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
  18. This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers (also, Here We Are and Stuck)
  19. The Road Home by Katie Cotton and Sarah Jacoby
  20. The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom
  21. Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman
  22. Strange Trees by Bernadette Porquie
  23. Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
  24. The Little Gardner by Emily Hughes
  25. The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi
  26. A Walk in the Forest by Maria Dek
  27. When the World Is Dreaming by Rita Gray (also, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? and Flowers are Calling)
  28. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano and Julie Morstad
  29. The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
  30. A River by Marc Martin
  31. Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
  32. The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits by Ulf Stark and Eva Eriksson
  33. The Night Gardener by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
  34. Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey by Emily Winfield Martin
  35. The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell
  36. The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins and Jill McElmurry

What’s your favorite children’s book about nature?