National Play Outside Day
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Today, Saturday, November 6th, we celebrate National Play Outside Day, a day where we focus on how we can enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it be by playing tag with friends, walking through the park with family, or even just reading a good book alone in a treehouse, we can find several ways to enjoy a day outside. Our compilation of books for this day presents us with activities, nature, and diverse backgrounds. We hope you find your adventure in one of these books and celebrate a fun day outdoors!
101 Things to Do Outside by Creative Team of Weldon Owen (Quarto Group) — Fiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, Science, Series, ages 0-3.
Experience Nature: How Time Outside Makes You Feel by Jean C. Lawler (Red Chair Press) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Science, ages 7-12.
Get Outside Creativity Book by National Geographic Kids (National Geographic Kids) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, Science, ages 7-12.
Going Outside: Listen written and illustrated by Amy Huntington (Kane Miller) — Fiction, Board Book, Science, How-to / Activity, Series, ages 0-3.
Going Outside: Look written and illustrated by Amy Huntington (Kane Miller) — Fiction, Board Book, Science, How-to / Activity, Series, ages 0-3.
Great Things to Do Outside by DK (DK Publishing, Inc.) — Nonfiction, Board Book, How-to / Activity, Science ages 4-6.
Let’s Go Outside written and illustrated by Katja Spitzer (Flying Eye Books) — Nonfiction, Board Book, How-to / Activity, ages 4-6.
Lumberjanes Vol 1: Beware The Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis; illus. Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Studios) — Fiction, Graphic Novel, Action / Adventure, Sci-fi / Fantasy, Series, ages 7-12.
Outside by Deirdre Gill (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, Science, ages 4-6.
Outside My Window by Linda Ashman; illus. Jamey Christoph (Eerdmans Books) — Fiction, Picture Book, Background / Culture, Diversity, ages 4-6.
Outside, Inside written and illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Macmillan) — Fiction, Picture Book, Health, ages 4-6.
Happy National Play Outside Day!
List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer. Check out other diverse book lists on our blog and from our Inclusivity Resources list.