Want inspiration to get the family outdoors? Boroondara Wild has a passport for young, brave explorers to explore, unwind, create and discover. 

We have also created a reading list to help support families to experience nature here in their Boroondara backyard. 

Enjoy picture book titles like A walk in the bush by Gwyn Perkins and Perfect by Danny Parker. Independent readers will enjoy the beautiful illustrations in Rockhopping by Trace Balla and exploring backyard bugs with Violet Mackerel in Violet Mackerel’s natural habitat by Anna Branford.

Picture books to promote nature play

Books to inspire outdoor activities and craft

Junior fiction that explores nature 

Junior fact books about nature

Books for parents

Reserve a book on the list

To reserve a book, click on the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. 

More recommended reading

To view booklists on a variety of subjects, visit Booklists from our librarians.