Book Category: Urban Environment

  • Old Turtle
    Non-FictionWood, D. 1992. Pfeifer-Hamiliton. Category(ies): Natural Resources & Land Use, Pond/Lake, River/Riparian, Urban Environment, Water Quailty, Wetlands – Keywords: Watersheds
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • There’s a Bat in the Attic and a Woodchuck in the Garden
    Non-FictionPatterson, R.A. 1985. Indian Creek Nature Center. Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Mammals, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: Bats, gardens, woodchucks
    Age Group: Parents & educators

  • Attracting Backyard Wildlife
    Non-FictionIowa Department of Natural Resources. 2001. Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Natural Resources & Land Use, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: urban wildlife
    Age Group: Parents & educators

  • What is a Watershed?
    Non-FictionPex, D.R. 1994. America Clean Water Foundation. Category(ies): Natural Resources & Land Use, Pond/Lake, River/Riparian, Urban Environment, Water Quailty, Wetlands – Keywords: watershed
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Wild in the City
    Fiction

    Thornhill, J. 1996. Sierra Club Books for Children.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: frogs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Empty Lot
    Fiction

    Fife, D. 1996. Sagebrush Education Resources.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: Earth Day, 0
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • In My Backyard
    Fiction

    Giogas, V. 2007. Sylvan Dell Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: frogs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Living Town
    Non-Fiction

    Hester, N. 2004. Watts Pub Group.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: city wildlife
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Urban Wildlife: An Introduction to Familiar Species (North American Nature Guides)
    Non-Fiction

    Kavanagh, J. and R. Leung. 2001. Waterford Press.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: urban wildlife
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Animals in Cities and Parks
    Non-Fiction

    Raintree Steck-Vaughn. 1987. Steck-Vaughn.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: frogs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • One Very Small Square: Nighttime in My Backyard
    Non-Fiction

    Silver, D.M. 1994. W. H. Freeman Company.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: nocturnal
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Baby Einstein: Neighborhood Animals
    Non-Fiction

    Singer, M., J. Aigner-Clark, and N. Zaidi. 2001. Hyperion Books for Children.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: urban wildlife
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Little Toad And The Big Flood
    Non-Fiction

    Bourgeois, P. 2004. Garbage Collectors. San Val.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment – Keywords: garbage
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • All the Way to the Ocean
    Fiction

    Harper, J. 2006. Freedom Three Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Water Quailty – Keywords: garbage
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Little Toad And The Big Flood
    Non-Fiction

    Johnson, J., and B. Johnson. 2011. Two Peas Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Weather – Keywords: floods
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Bugs for Dinner?: The Eating Habits of Neighborhood Creatures
    Non-Fiction

    Epstein, S. 1989. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: neighborhood animals
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The City Kid’s Field Guide
    Non-Fiction

    Herberman, E. 1989. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: city field guide
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Quiet Way Home
    Fiction

    Becker, B. and B. Huang. 1995. Holt, Henry, and Company

    Category(ies): Senses, Urban Environment – Keywords: listening
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Secret Place
    Fiction

    Bunting, E. 1996. Clarion Books.

    Category(ies): Seasons, Urban Environment – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • In My Backyard
    Fiction

    Ruurs, M. 2007. Tundra.

    Category(ies): Nature Exploration, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: wildlife watching
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Flying Squirrel at Acorn Place
    Non-Fiction

    Winkelman, B.G., and K. Kest. 1998. Soundprints.

    Category(ies): Nature Exploration, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: flying squirrels
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • A Naturalist Indoors: Observing the World of Nature Inside Your Home
    Non-Fiction

    Lawrence, G. and A.M. Tyrol. 2001. iUniverse, Inc.

    Category(ies): Nature Exploration, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: indoor nature
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Did You Ever Wonder about Things You Find in Your Backyard?
    Non-Fiction

    Capogna, V.V. 1999. Marshall Cavendish Inc.

    Category(ies): Nature, Nature Exploration, Urban Environment – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • One Small Square: Backyard
    Non-Fiction

    Silver, D.M. 1997. McGraw-Hill Companies.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Nature Exploration, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Nature in the Neighborhood
    Non-Fiction

    Morrison, G. 2004. Houghton Mifflin Company.

    Category(ies): Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: neighborhood nature
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Cottontail at Clover Crescent
    Fiction

    Lamm, C.D., and A. Davis. 2003. Soundprints.

    Category(ies): Mammals, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: cottontail
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Woodchuck at Blackberry Road
    Fiction

    Lamm, C.D., and A. Davis. 1993. Soundprints.

    Category(ies): Mammals, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: woodchucks
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Opossum at Sycamore Road
    Non-Fiction

    Walker, S.M. 1997. Soundprints.

    Category(ies): Mammals, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: nocturnal/opossum
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Deer, Moose, Elk, and Caribou (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series)
    Non-Fiction

    Hodge, D. and P. Stephens. 1999. Kids Can Press, Limited.

    Category(ies): Mammals, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: deer
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Ant Cities
    Non-Fiction

    Dorros, A. 1988. Harper Collins Publishers.

    Category(ies): Insects & Inverts, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: ants
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Backyard Bugs
    Non-Fiction

    DK Publishing. 2007. DK Publishing, Inc.

    Category(ies): Insects & Inverts, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: bugs
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife
    Non-Fiction

    Landry, S.B. and R.T. Peterson. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: urban wildlife
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • City Park
    Non-Fiction

    Davis, W. 1998. Scholastic Library Publishing.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: city park
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Where Once There Was a Wood
    Fiction

    Fleming, D. 2000. Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Urban Environment – Keywords:
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Crawdad Creek
    Fiction

    Sanders, S. 2002. National Geographic.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, River/Riparian, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: aquatic habitats, creek
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Groundhog at Evergreen Road
    Fiction

    Korman. S., and H. Bond. 2003. Soundprints.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Mammals, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: groundhog
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • The Forest Where Ashley Lives
    Fiction

    Vitosh, M. and Vitosh, A. 2000. Ames: Iowa State University Extension.

    Category(ies): Forest/Trees, Habitats & Ecosystems, Plants, Seasons, Urban Environment – Keywords: fall
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • City Green
    Fiction

    Di Salvo-Ryan, D. 1994. HarperCollins Publishers.

    Category(ies): Environmental Issues, Plants, Urban Environment – Keywords: city green
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Make Way for Ducklings
    Fiction

    McCloskey, R. 1941. Viking Children’s Books.

    Category(ies): Birds, Urban Environment – Keywords: wetlands
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Robin at Hickory Street
    Non-Fiction

    Rau, D.M., and J. Snyder. 1995. Soundprints.

    Category(ies): Birds, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: robins
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Backyard Birds (Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists)
    Non-Fiction

    Latimer, J. et al. 1999. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Category(ies): Birds, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: birds
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Our Yard Is Full of Birds
    Non-Fiction

    Rockwell, A.F. 1992. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

    Category(ies): Birds, Nature Exploration, Urban Environment, Wildlife – Keywords: backyard birds
    Age Group: Pre K-2nd grade

  • Discover Nature Close to Home: Things to Know and Things to Do
    Non-Fiction

    Lawlor, E.P. 1993. Stackpole Books.

    Category(ies): Nature, Nature Exploration, Urban Environment – Keywords: nature
    Age Group: Parents & educators

  • Kids’ Easy-to-Create Wildlife Habitats: For Small Spaces in City-Suburbs-Countryside
    Non-Fiction

    Stetson, E. 2004. Williamson Books.

    Category(ies): Habitats & Ecosystems, Urban Environment – Keywords:
    Age Group: Parents & educators