OptOutside!

(Additional resources for parents/caregivers are listed in my post: the elixir of outdoor play)

 Here are picture books celebrating unstructured outdoor play, nature investigations, adventuring, all linked to my reviews.

Alfie Outdoors
Alfie Weather
Audrey’s Tree House
Beach
Becky’s Birthday
The Better Tree Fort
The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook
Blueberries for Sal
Camping: A Mr. & Mrs. Green Adventure
The Camping Trip
Captain Jack and the Pirates
Christina Katerina & the Box

City Moon
Come Home Already
The Crack-of-Dawn Walkers
Cycle City
The Ditch Picnic
Doing the Garden
Dragonfly Kites
D.W. All Wet
Eddie’s Tent and How to Go Camping
Everything You Need for a Treehouse
Fall Ball
Finding Wild
Fishing With Grandma
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries
Flo and Wendell Explore

Follow Me
Fort-Building Time
The Golden Glow
A Good Night Walk
Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail
Grandma Summer
Greetings from Sandy Beach
hello? hello?
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night
The High Hills
I Wanna Be a Cowgirl
The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!
If You Want to See a Caribou
In the Canyon

Into the Outdoors
Into the Snow
Island Summer
Jabari Jumps
King Jack and the Dragon
Lines
Lucy and Tom at the Seaside
Me All Alone at the End of the World
Midnight Snowman
Monsoon Afternoon
Monster & Mouse Go Camping
The Moon Jumpers
Mr. Gumpy’s Outing
Mr. Putter and Tabby Hit the Slope
Mr. Putter and Tabby See the Stars

Mrs. Armitage on Wheels
Mud
The Mud Book
Mud Pies and Other Recipes
My Bike
My Old Tree
My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure
Nature’s Art Box
Nature’s Day: Discover the World of Wonder on Your Doorstep
Nic of the Woods
No Yeti Yet
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

On Sand Island
On the Pampas
One Frozen Lake
One Morning in Maine
Out and About: A First Book of Poems
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
Owl Moon
Pool
Rain
The Reader
Red Sled
Run Wild
Sadie Braves the Wilderness
Sand Cake

Secret Tree Fort
Snow (Rylant)
Snow (Usher)
Snow Happy
The Snowy Day
Sophie’s Bucket
Sophie’s Knapsack
Splash, Anna Hibsicus!
Step Gently Out
A Stick is An Excellent Thing
Stina
The Summerfolk
Swimming, Swimming

The Swing
Tek the Modern Cave Boy
That Neighbor Kid
That’s Papa’s Way
This Beautiful Day
This Place in the Snow
Those Summers
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe
Time of Wonder
Tom and Pippo and the Bicycle
Tom and Pippo on the Beach
Tomorrow on Rocky Pond

Up North at the Cabin
Wating for High Tide
Wake Up
Wake Up, Island
A Walk in the Forest
The Washout
Watch Out for the Crocodile
Wave
The Way Home in the Night
We Are Brothers
We Were Tired of Living in a House
Wheels
When the Moon Comes
When the Snow Falls

Wild Berries
Will Goes to the Beach
Windows
Winter is Coming

Outdoor adventures in chapter-length fiction:

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea
Mokie & Bik
Astrid the Unstoppable
Audrey of the Outback
The Big Six
Canoeing with the Cree
Chomp
Coot Club
An Episode of Sparrows
Gone-Away Lake
Great Northern?
The Hollow Land
Kildee House

The Midnight Fox
Minnow on the Say
Miracles on Maple Hill
Misty of Chincoteague
My Side of the Mountain
Owls in the Family
The Picts and the Martyrs
Pigeon Post
Pinky Pye
The Secret Garden
Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea
Swallowdale
Swallows and Amazons

Terrible, Horrible Edie
Twelve Kinds of Ice
We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea
Wild Wings
Winter Holiday