2021 Nature Study Book List to Supplement No Sweat Nature Study LIVE Lessons

We are having so much fun learning science in the No Sweat Nature Study LIVE membership! If you haven’t joined us there yet, it’s never too late. Live classes take place twice a month and previously recorded lessons are waiting for you right now!

Learn science through nature study, create notebooking pages, and have FUN in No Sweat Nature Study LIVE classes. This nature study booklist goes along with the lessons!

What is No Sweat Nature Study LIVE?

Twice a month, 1st-8th graders can take part in fun, interactive, LIVE science lessons with a nature study twist. Within each 30-45 minute lesson, your students learn scientific concepts and vocabulary, while creating incredible nature journal pages.

Learn science through nature study, create notebooking pages, and have FUN in No Sweat Nature Study LIVE classes.

Can’t commit to LIVE lessons? No worries! Members get 24/7 access to a video library of every single previously recorded lesson – all of which can be viewed at your convenience.

I haven’t even mentioned the downloadable supplementary materials, free curriculum, bonus video lessons, and store discounts that come along with membership! It’s very much worth every penny!!

Every single No Sweat Nature Study LIVE class includes nature journaling. Every 1st-8th grader can participate no matter their skill level!!

Feel free to check out a sample lesson to see what No Sweat Nature Study LIVE is all about!

2021 Supplementary Nature Study Books

For each and every No Sweat Nature Study LIVE lesson during 2021, at least one helpful book is added to this (soon to be giant) list of living books and nature guides that parents and teachers can use to add even more learning to the LIVE lessons.

If you’re looking for the 2019-20 book list, click here.

If you aren’t a member yet, these books will be great reads in your homeschool or classroom. However, your students will get a TON more benefit using these alongside the LIVE lessons.


Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals)Raising Reindeer (Unusual Farm Animals)Caribou (Animals That Live in the Tundra)Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series)The Wild Christmas Reindeer


Predators and Prey

Ultimate Predatorpedia: The Most Complete Predator Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)Tooth & Claw: The Wild World of Big PredatorsA Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of PredatorsPredator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse



Gregor Mendel: The Friar Who Grew PeasThe Farm That Feeds Us: A year in the life of an organic farmBefore We Eat: From Farm to TableThe Vegetables We EatJim and the Beanstalk


Ox-Cart Man

Ox-Cart ManSheep (Animals That Live on the Farm (Paperback))Charlie Needs a CloakThe Tortilla FactoryPancakes, Pancakes!



Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers)Absolute Expert: Volcanoes (National Geographic Kids: Absolute Expert)Pop-Up Volcano!The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top: A Book About Volcanoes (Magic School Bus)Volcano Dreams: A Story of YellowstonePompeii -- Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)Vacation Under The Volcano


Carnivorous Plants

Hungry Plants (Step-into-Reading, Step 4)Eaten Alive by Carnivorous Plants: Color Photo Edition - Kids' Natural Science Book about Meat-Eating Plants (Carnivorous Plant Natural Science Juvenile Literature)DK Readers: Plants Bite Back! (Level 3: Reading Alone) (DK Readers Level 3)Venus Flytrap - A Science Guide for Kids & Teachers: Carnivorous Plant Juvenile Literature, Natural History, Growing Tips, School Project Suggestions ... Plant Natural Science Juvenile Literature)



OwlsNational Geographic Readers: OwlsOwling: Enter the World of the Mysterious Birds of the NightOwl BabiesThe Barn OwlsOwl Moon



Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback))U.S. Landforms: What You Need to Know (Fact Files)What Are Landforms? (My World)Investigating Landforms: Earth and Space Science (Science Readers)



It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing...)Are You A Ladybug? (Avenues)A Ladybug's Life (Nature Upclose)


Henry David Thoreau

If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond (Christy Ottaviano Books)



Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Anansi the Trickster)


Forest Fires

Charcoal Forest, the: How Fire Helps Animals and PlantsWildfiresNational Geographic Readers: WildfiresBlaze and the Forest Fire: Billy and Blaze Spread the Alarm



Fish EverywhereFreaky, Funky Fish: Odd Facts about Fascinating FishThe Rainbow FishFish is FishSwimmyA Fish Out of Water (Beginner Books)


Monocots & Dicots

A Seed Is Sleepy: (Nature Books for Kids, Environmental Science for Kids)The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds (Explore!)From Seed to PlantTrees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom (Smithsonian)



National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles: Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and FunVerdiAll About TurtlesSlither and Crawl: Eye to Eye with ReptilesJoan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles



The Magic School Bus on the Ocean FloorThe Ocean Book: Explore the Hidden Depth of Our Blue Planet (Lonely Planet Kids)Children's Encyclopedia of Ocean Life (Arcturus Children's Reference Library)National Geographic Readers: In the Ocean (L1/Co-reader)Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist (Women in Science Books, Marine Biology for Kids, Shark Gifts)The Rainbow Fish


Pond Insects

Are You a Dragonfly? (Backyard Books)PondSmall Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of InsectsOver and Under the Pond: (Environment and Ecology Books for Kids, Nature Books, Children's Oceanography Books, Animal Books for Kids)Butternut Hollow Pond (Millbrook Picture Books)



The Year of Miss Agnes (Aladdin Historical Fiction)Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story



Billy And BlazeFritz and the Beautiful Horses (Sandpiper Books)Misty of ChincoteagueThe Everything Book of Horses and Ponies (Everything About Pets)The Usborne Complete Book of Riding & Pony Care (Complete Book of Riding and Pony Care)Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids: Grooming, Feeding, Behavior, Stable & Pasture, Health Care, Handling & Safety, Enjoying


Food Chains

Pass the Energy, Please!: Learn the Basics of the Food Chain and the Transfer of Energy with an Upbeat Rhyming StoryWho Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)How Does the Food Chain Work? - Science Book for Kids 9-12 | Children's Science & Nature BooksWhat Eats That?: Predators, Prey, and the Food Chain (Wildlife Picture Books)What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem (Food Chain Reactions)What Are Food Chains and Webs? (Science of Living Things (Paperback))The Food Chain vs. The Food Web - From Simple to Complex Systems | Children's Nature Books



Plants That Never Ever BloomHumongous FungusFungarium: Welcome to the MuseumRead About Fungi - Reading Fun for Kids (Read About Books) (Volume 4)


Rivers & Brooks

Over in a River: Flowing Out to the SeaThree Days on a River in a Red Canoe (Reading Rainbow Books)River



Desert Giant: The World of the Saguaro Cactus (Tree Tales)Cactus Hotel (Rise and Shine)Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in NatureBlockhead: The Life of FibonacciRabbits Rabbits Everywhere: A Fibonacci Tale (Charlesbridge Math Adventures)



Ducks Don't Get WetCanada Goose at Cattail Lane - a Smithsonian's Backyard Book (Mini book)The Story about PingMake Way for DucklingsThe Trumpet of the Swan: Full Color Edition



The Magic School Bus Meets The Rot Squad: A Book About DecompositionSophie's SquashPumpkin JackThe Street Beneath My Feet (Look Closer)



Exploring the World of FoxesNational Geographic Readers: Foxes (L2)The Adventures of Reddy Fox (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)


Geothermal Features

Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure (National Geographic Kids)


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