Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

By Caroline O'Connor | May 12 2022 | AdultsChildren'sGeneralAllGift

Time to get outside to enjoy this beautiful weather and take advantage of the longer days! Get cookin’ in your backyard, beautify your outdoor space, go exploring with family and friends!

We have a book for everyone–nature-lovers, parents, chefs, those of the adventurous spirit, and books for the armchair travelers as well. Take a look at our below lists comprising of: hiking or travel guides, gorgeous photography books, delicious cookbooks, fun outdoor activities & projects, and some very adorable children’s books for the budding outdoor enthusiasts.

 

The Great Outdoors

Gifts for Nature-Lovers

Birding

Outdoor Cooking & Activities 

Home Décor: Living with Nature

Children’s Outdoor

 


OUTDOOR AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS:

 


Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, writer, wild foods enthusiast, and television and podcast personality who is a passionate advocate for conservation and the protection of public lands. The host of the television show and podcast MeatEater, his most recent book is the New York Times bestseller The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival. His writing has appeared in many publications, including OutsideField & Stream, and The New Yorker. Rinella lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife and their three kids.

Image © Garret Smith.


 

The Bucket List: North America
1,000 Adventures Big and Small
978-0-7893-4102-0
With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it is never too soon or too late to discover new sights and novel experiences throughout North America.  
$35.00 US
Nov 23, 2021
6-5/8 x 8-7/8
Hardcover
416 Pages
Universe

Women Making Waves
Trailblazing Surfers In and Out of the Water
978-1-9848-5979-2
A visually stunning journey across the world's oceans, featuring soulful surfers living with purpose
$35.00 US
Jun 28, 2022
8 x 11
Hardcover
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Camping Games and Activities
50 Ideas for Outdoor Family Fun
DK
978-0-7440-5807-9
A book-and-card collection of 50 fun outdoor challenges to make any family camping trip one to remember, whatever the weather.
$19.99 US
Jun 07, 2022
4-5/8 x 6-5/8
Cards
96 Pages
DK

Coastlines
At the Water's Edge
978-1-9848-5834-4
A stunning, wanderlust-inspiring collection of travel photography focused on water and coastlines from the premier online curator of travel photography, Tiny Atlas Quarterly.
$35.00 US
May 24, 2022
9 x 11
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Bushcraft Kid
Survive in the Wild and Have Fun Doing It!
978-0-7440-5383-8
A comprehensive bushcraft skills guide for kids that includes everything they’ll need to know to survive in the wild and become a true bushcrafter!
$16.99 US
May 24, 2022
5-13/16 x 7-9/16
Paperback
208 Pages
Alpha
Age 10 and up

The Rugged Life
The Modern Guide to Self-Reliance
978-0-593-23519-5
A modern guide to self-sufficiency, homesteading, and building an independent life, from New York Times bestselling author, retired Navy SEAL, and survival skills expert Clint Emerson.
$20.00 US
May 10, 2022
7-3/8 x 9-1/8
Paperback
272 Pages
Rodale Books

Outdoor Kids in an Inside World
Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature
978-0-593-12966-1
The indispensable case for parenting tough, curious, and competent kids who feel at home in the outdoors, from the New York Times bestselling author and host of the TV series and podcast MeatEater
$26.00 US
May 03, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
Random House

DK Eyewitness Southwest USA and National Parks

Wild Child
Adventure Cooking With Kids
978-3-7913-8720-8
This evocative cookbook invites kids of all ages to the table for more mouthwatering innovative outdoor fare put together by the James Beard Award-nominated author of Wild: Adventure Cooking.
$25.00 US
May 04, 2021
7-1/2 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
144 Pages
Prestel

National Parks Postcards
100 Illustrations That Celebrate America's Natural Wonders
978-0-593-23295-8
An homage to the unique beauty of our public lands, these 100 beautifully illustrated postcards feature timeless designs of all 63 of America’s national parks.
$20.00 US
Apr 27, 2021
4-1/2 x 6-1/4
Cards
100 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Get Outside
A Journal for Refreshing Your Spirit in Nature
978-0-525-65407-0
For nature lovers seeking a greater appreciation of God's creation comes a guided journal featuring inspirational quotes, thoughtful journaling prompts, and valuable information to enhance every outdoor adventure.
$15.00 US
Mar 02, 2021
5 x 7
Stationery & Accessories
224 Pages
Ink & Willow

Coastlines
50 Postcards from Around the World
978-0-525-57551-1
From the creator of Tiny Atlas Quarterly comes a set of 50 stunning coastal- and water-themed postcards that are perfect for sending, framing, and inspiring wanderlust.
$18.99 US
Mar 23, 2021
4-5/8 x 5-1/2
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Subpar Parks
America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors
978-0-593-18554-4
From the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account SUBPAR PARKS, which has almost 300K followers and has been embraced by parks and park rangers across the country, comes a book, with more than 50 percent new material, which is equal parts humor and love for the national parks and the great outdoors.
$22.00 US
Jul 13, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
224 Pages
Plume

Things You Can Do
How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste
978-1-9848-5966-2
Learn what you can do right now to reduce your carbon footprint with this inspiring, accessible, stunningly illustrated book based on Eduardo Garcia's popular New York Times column.
$19.99 US
Apr 19, 2022
6 x 8
Paperback
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Our Earth, Our Home
The Essential Japanese Green Living Handbook for Kids
978-1-952692-11-6
Beautifully illustrated, energetic guide from Japan for forward-thinking kids and parents on how to live in harmony with our earth—contains sections on DIY crafts, design thinking, mindfulness, gardening, eating, permaculture, and more
$23.95 US
May 03, 2022
7-1/4 x 9-1/2
Paperback
144 Pages
Plum Blossom
Age 8-12 years

The Backyard BBQ Bible
100+ Recipes for Outdoor Grilling
978-1-922417-60-2
It’s time to fire-up the grill and cook some fire-licking good food.  
$29.95 US
May 10, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
192 Pages
Smith Street Books

Foraging
Explore Nature's Bounty and Turn Your Foraged Finds Into Flavorful Feasts
978-0-7440-5144-5
Examine your world to find fresh and tasty wild foods!
$21.99 US
May 03, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
Alpha

Bludso's BBQ Cookbook
A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul
978-1-9848-5955-6
A deep look at family, community, and Texas BBQ through 90 recipes and stories from the famous pitmaster and restaurateur behind Bludso's BBQ.
$29.99 US
Apr 12, 2022
7-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
288 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Life of Fire
Mastering the Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, the Grill, and the Smokehouse: A Cookbook
978-1-9848-2612-1
From one of the South's most acclaimed pitmasters comes the definitive guide to open-fire cooking, from grilling over wild, young flames, to low-and-slow barbecue over mature coals and cold smoking bacon and hams with dying embers.  
$35.00 US
Mar 15, 2022
8 x 10
Hardcover
320 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Outdoor Kitchen
Live-Fire Cooking from the Grill [A Cookbook]
978-0-399-58237-0
Anyone can learn to cook outside over a fire with this dazzling guide to setting up an outdoor kitchen, featuring practical tips and 80 recipes from the award-winning chef of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico.
$35.00 US
Mar 24, 2020
7-5/8 x 10
Hardcover
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Food52 Any Night Grilling
60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More) [A Cookbook]
978-1-5247-5896-7
This innovative collection of recipes will have you grilling deeply flavorful dishes for lunch, dinner, or any time--and loving every second.
$24.99 US
Mar 27, 2018
7-1/4 x 9
Hardcover
224 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Obsessive About Octopuses
978-1-912497-78-2
Perfect for quarantine reading with your children! Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? And that they are particularly intelligent, with some being known to use tools?
$19.99 US
Apr 07, 2020
9 x 11-3/8
Hardcover
40 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 5-9 years

Hike
978-1-5362-0157-4
Take to the trails for a celebration of nature — and a day spent with dad.In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they’re going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play a small role in the survival of the forest. By the time they return home, they feel alive — and closer than ever — as they document their hike and take their place in family history. In detail-rich panels and textured panoramas, Pete Oswald perfectly paces this nearly wordless adventure, allowing readers to pause for subtle wonders and marvel at the views. A touching tribute to the bond between father and child, with resonant themes for Earth Day, Hike is a breath of fresh air.
$18.99 US
Mar 17, 2020
8-1/4 x 11-5/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Amazon River
978-1-912497-75-1
It is the widest, largest river on planet Earth, surrounded by deep rainforest and home to an incredible array of wildlife. Welcome to the Amazon.
$19.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
9-5/8 x 12
Hardcover
80 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 8-12 years

Summer Camp Critter Jitters
978-0-593-11098-0
The beloved critters are nervous about going off to camp in this hilarious and reassuring companion book to New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo's First Day Critter Jitters.
$17.99 US
Jun 01, 2021
9-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Dial Books
Age 4-8 years