Want inspiration to get the family outdoors? Even in rainy weather? The Boroondara Wild initiative has created a passport for young, brave explorers to explore, unwind, create and discover. 

The library has created a reading list to help support families to unplug and experience nature; here in their Boroondara backyard. 

The list contains some classics like We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen (no bears in Boroondara but the hunt will be just as fun!) as well as Australian titles like A walk in the bush by Gwyn Perkins and Puddle hunters by Kirsty Murray. The illustrations in Rain fish by Lois Ehlert were created by collecting leaves and little bits of scrap materials on a walk after a rainy day. Try creating your own nature collage!

Visit the Boroondara Wild website to find other activities.

Picture books to promote nature play

Books to inspire outdoor activities and craft

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.

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