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Outdoor Explorers: Take A Hike

Outdoor Explorers: Take A Hike

By Carmen Crowe, Illustrated by Katie Melrose, and Edited by Cottage Door Press


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Attention, Outdoor Explorers: Let's take a hike! Explore the magic of nature on the trail, in the trees, at the pond ... and maybe right in your own backyard. With this book you'll discover interesting facts about nature all around you, and you can use it to record what you see in the book's observation logs — just like a real explorer! Designed for kids to take out into nature and explore firsthand, the book includes interesting facts, observation logs, reflection prompts, activities, games, crafts, and more! Also includes a magnifying glass and stickers to use while exploring.

  • Discover interesting information about the nature around you, including what's in your own backyard! This exciting book is designed to go take on the trail with you as well as help you explore what's in your own neighborhood and backyard!
  • Loaded with fun activities: Scavenger hunts, hiking and observation logs, learn to draw animals, crafting with nature such as building a bird house, reflective journaling, bird bingo, and more!
  • Fun facts and activities about flowers, trees, insects, birds, amphibians, and animals are included.
  • Spiral-bound to lay flat and so notes and drawings can be entered with ease.
  • Includes stickers to help complete tasks and a magnifying glass to deeper explore nature!

About the contributor(s)

Carmen Crowe wrote her first book when she was four years old. It was about a crow named Carmen that had a fast red car. Carmen's mom still has the book. And Carmen's mom has all the real books that Carmen has written, too!

Guess what Carmen likes to do when she's not writing children's books? She's tinkering under the hood of a vintage Corvette. Guess what color. Carmen lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with a professional mechanic and a talking myna bird who says "Vroom vroom go faster!"

(psssst! Carmen Crowe is actually a pen name for the Cottage Door Press team who worked on this book.)

About Katie Melrose - I was born and raised along the Southern Californian coast where my love for art and reading was cultivated at a young age by my parents. I eventually graduated with a BFA in illustration from California State University of Fullerton and quickly delved into the book illustration world. Being able to freelance from my home studio, I have had the opportunities to work with clients on children's books, children's products and commissioned artworks. With a background in graphic design and hand lettering, I also create greeting cards, stationary products and enamel pins. I am extremely bookish and finish over 100 books a year (shout out to audio books) while I work. When the brush is not in hand, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm and pretending I'm a chef, which is perhaps my second greatest passion in life next to illustration.

Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children's books. Our books are designed to spark curiosity in the littlest readers and fan the flames of lifelong learning. We understand children deserve our respect. That's why we always select artwork and stories that encourage caregivers to "read up" to their little ones--exploring interests together, learning together, and giving their young minds room to grow.

We also believe in creating stories that reflect the boundless possibilities of all children. We hope to create books that inspire little ones to connect, encourage them to dream, give them cause to celebrate, and allow them to see themselves beautifully reflected in the stories they read.

To bring these beautiful stories to life, our diverse and talented staff collaborates with authors and illustrators from all backgrounds and nationalities. We have also partnered with multicultural brands and literacy organizations to make sure our books reflect and reach as many little ones as possible.

Book details

ISBN: 9781646389070
Publisher: Cottage Door Press
Date published:
Page count: 80
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Science & Nature / Environment, Juvenile Fiction / Activity Books, and Juvenile Fiction / Interactive Adventures
Ages: 6 to 9

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