November 16, 2020
Holiday Book Giveaway
Wildlife abounds in these 5 books for young readers.

To celebrate the holidays we’re giving away 5 nature-focused books through Instagram. From the wilds of Alabama through the wood wide network of forests and on down below into the depths of our oceans – color, journal and discover nature's wild wonders. Read the rules for entry at the end of the post or under 'Announcements.'

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The Wild Wonders of Alabama

The Wild Wonders of Alabama
by C. E. Moore • 48 pages • paperback • ages 9 to 12

The Wild Wonders of Alabama is a captivating adventure through unique habitats with the incredible native species that live there. Celebrate the wild things through vibrant illustrations and fun, engaging activities. Learn through informative graphics about ecology levels, ecosystem interactions, and biological classification. Inquiring minds from ages 9 to 12 and beyond will have a better understanding of the important role native plants and animals have in ecosystems.  An entertaining and fresh non-fiction read, curious-minded readers will be inspired by and appreciate our natural wonders in this perfect introduction to Alabama’s amazing natural heritage.

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest
by Peter Wohlleben • 84 pages • hardcover • ages 8 to 10

Take a stroll through the forest with author Peter Wohlleben as he explains that the forest is like a vast internet (the wood wide web) that constantly sends out news bulletins as a means to communicate and help each other. A very informative read, each section of the book is made up of playful questions like ‘Do Some Trees Prefer to be Alone’ and ‘Who’s the Best Forest Detective?' Wohlleben does a great job of creating wonder through numerous activities like how to take a birch log and blow bubbles through it! There are also interactive quizzes throughout to engage readers and stimulate interest. As the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Can You Hear the Trees Talking? makes an excellent companion piece for both parent and child to discover the mysteries of the forest.

Exploring Nature Journal for Kids
by Kim Andrews • 100 pages • paperback • ages 5 to 12 

So much about getting kids to appreciate nature is to help them practice their observation skills. This nature journal by author Kim Andrews provides practical guidance on how to observe with our senses, how to write with descriptive words, and how to document both the sky above and earth below. An excellent motivator to getting kids outside and discovering the natural world around them!

The National Parks Coloring Book
by Jen Racine • 104 pages • paperback • all skill levels

This nicely illustrated coloring book features 24 national parks found throughout the United States. I love that it has a wildflower color key at the beginning to aid kids in not only using the correct color, but to encourage learning about the flower. Definitely a must for all the young explorers who dream of seeing the stunning beauty of our national parks!

Atlas of Ocean Adventures
by Emily Hawkins and illustrated by Lucy Letherland • 96 pages • hardback • ages 7+

We can’t talk about nature without diving deep into the depths of the ocean and exploring the incredible species that live there! You’ll travel the world in this stunningly illustrated book that covers the world’s five oceans. Each location from Hawaii to the Canary Islands features a zoomed-in map and an in-depth look at the creatures residing below the surface. From the acrobatics of spinner-nose dolphins to the gathering of hammerhead sharks, young readers will be captivated by each vignette revisiting time and again the remarkable habitats of our earth’s oceans.


Within Instagram, find the post with the giveaway:

  1. Like the photo and follow @discoverwild50
  2. Tag 2 friends in a comment.
  3. Extra entry: post a photo of your favorite place to spend time in nature and tell us why to #wild50readers

Terms & Conditions: Giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram • U.S. residents only • Must be 18+ to enter • Shipping included • One winner will be randomly selected and notified by DM • Winner must respond with a mailing address within 24 hours of notification or the next winner will be drawn • Ends 12/3/20 at 11:59 pm EST with winner announced on 12/4/20. Good luck and happy reading!

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July 8, 2021
Congratulations to Dawn K. of Houston, TX for winning a copy of Wild Wonders of Maryland in our Goodreads giveaway!

May 25, 2021 - Our new book, Wild Wonders of Maryland, is available for purchase!

May 5, 2021 - We changed our name! This gives us the opportunity to expand our content and explore even more of Earth's wild places. We may have a different name, but our vision remains the same -- to learn about and celebrate this beautiful planet.