Episode 29: Outdoor adventuring

March 29, 2023

In episode 029 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Outdoor Adventuring

This week’s episode is all about books about outdoor adventuring. Megan and Allison discuss books that support outdoor activities, as well as book that encourage kids to get into nature. Plus, tips for nature journaling and choosing authors for your Book Week 2022 visits – which are booking out already.

Also? Megan talks about The Beekeeper’s collection of antique honey jars and tins – photo below of a very small section of his collection.

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Goodnight Toes’ by Justine Adams. Illustrated by Camille Manley

‘Babies at the Billabong’ by Maura Finn. Illustrated by Cate James

‘Jumping Joeys’ by Sarah Allen

‘Somebody’s Land’ by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing. Illustrated by David Hardy 

‘Bluey: Sleepytime’ by  Joe Brumm 

‘Just Pretend’ by Tori Sharp 

Bingo Question

Megan talks at length about Wildlings Forest School, and now she has booked all the holiday workshops she needs, you feel free to book away – they book out super fast!

‘Lets Eat Weeds’ by Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb. Illustrated by Evie Barrow

 ‘The Australia Survival Guide’ by George Ivanoff 

The Royal Flying Doctor’s Adventure series by George Ivanoff 

‘The Grand Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler’ by Lisa Shannahan

‘Landing with Wings’ by Trace Balla 

‘The Last Wild’ trilogy by Piers Torday 

‘Searching for Cicadas’ by Lesley Gibbes. Illustrated by Judy Watson

 ‘National Geographic Camping and Outdoor Family Activity Guide’  by Catherine Proctor

 ‘The Knot Book’ by Geoffrey Budworth  

 ‘50 Things to do With a Pen Knife’ by Matt Collins  

 ‘Forest School Activity Cards’ 

‘Play the Forest School Way’  by Peter Houghton and, Jane Worroll

 ‘The Great Outdoors Activity Book’ by DK Australia

 ‘The Usborne Outdoor Book’ by Jerome Martin 

 ‘The Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids’ by Justin Miles

 ‘The Last Child in the Woods’ by Richard Louv 

‘The Book of Australian Trees’ by Inga Simpson. Illustrated by Alicia Rogerson

‘Rewilding Kids Australia’ by Melissa Mylchreest

‘Twitch’ by M.G. Leonard

‘Your Wild Journal’ by Wild Kindy

Quick tips

 Nature Journalling with Trace Balla

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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.