Children's Books for the Outdoors

Title Author



The Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids Justin Miles


QED Publishing

Amazing Family Adventures Jen & Sim Benson


National Trust

Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers Alastair Humphreys & Kevin Ward


Hawthorn Press

365 Outdoor Activities You Have to Try RSPB


Sarah Larter

The Usbourne Outdoor Activity Book Usbourne



Up and Down – A Walk in the Countryside Rosalind Beardshaw


National Trust / Nosy Crow

Roxaboxen Alice McLerran


Baker & Taylor (for 2009 edition)

My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George

E. P. Dutton

The Puddle David McPhail


Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransome


Red Fox (2001)

Wild Woods Simon James


Walker Books

Eddie’s Tent Sarah Garland


Frances Lincoln

Stanley’s Stick John Hegley


Hodder Children’s Books

Not A Stick Antoinette Portis



The Night Swimmers Betsy Byars

Open Road Media Teen & Tween (2013)

The Explorer Katherine Randell



Handa’s Surprise Eileen Browne


Walker Books

Dear Greenpeace Simon James


Walker Books

Touching the Void Joe Simpson


Johnathon Cape

Life of Pi Yann Martel



Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat Chris Stewart


Sort of Books

A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson


Penguin Random House

Reissued by Black Swan 2015

The Wilderness War Julia Green


Oxford University Press

Fishboy Chloe Daykin



On a Magical Do Nothing Day Beatrice Alemagna


Harper Collins

50 Things to do before you are 11 ¾ National Trust


Weslandia Paul R. Fleischman


Walker Books

Cat Learns to Listen at Midnight School Simon Puttock


Nosy Crow

The High Hills Jill Barklem


Harper Collins/

Philomel Books

Voyageur: Across the Rocky Mountains in a Birchbark Canoe Robert Twigger


Weildenfeld & Nicolson/ Pheonix

Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl


Penguin Books

Dreaming the Bear

Coyote Summer

Mimi Thebo


Oxford University Press

Coot Club Arthur Ransome


Johnathon Cape / Red Fox

The Big Six Arthur Ransome


Johnathon Cape/ Red Fox

Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson


Macmillan Children’s Books

The Lost Words Rob Macfarlane/Jackie Morris

@RobGMacfarlane/ @JackieMorrisArt

Hamish Hamilton

Not For Parents: How to be a World Explorer Lonely Planet

@lpkids/ @lonelyplanet

Lonely Planet

Hatchett Gary Paulsen


Macmillan Children’s Books

Wild Animals of the North/Wild Animals of the South Dieter Braun


Flying Eye books

Minnow on the Say Philippa Pearce


Oxford University Press

Clouds from Both Sides Julie Tullis


Quest for Adventure Christ Bonington


National Geographic Adventure Press

Go Wild in the Woods: An Adventure Handbook Goldie Hawk


National Trust/ Nosy Crows

How to be an Explore of the World Keri Smith


Penguin Books

The Natural Storyteller Georgiana Keable


Hawthorn Press

Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers Alastair Humphrey


Templar Publishing

The Lost Book of Adventure Unknown Adventurer & Teddy Keen


Lincoln Children's Books

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