Some of you met our friend Sarah–and her dog, Mabel–on last week’s tracking virtual field trip. Sarah is not only an excellent dog walker, tracker, and nature artist. She is also the youth librarian at the Glouster library, here in Athens County.
“Darcy, I know how you and the young naturalists love nature,” Sarah said to me. “There are so many great nature books here at the library. Would you like me to share them with you?”
Of course, I said YES! After a nice hike (like on virtual field trips), I love to look at books to learn more about what I saw.
Are you still excited about animal tracks? If so, try some of these book recommendations! They are all available at Athens County Public Libraries. Check your local library if you live elsewhere.
- Tracks in the wild, Betsy Bowen.
- Wild tracks! : a guide to nature’s footprints, Jim Arnosky.
- Darcy says: This is one of my favorites!
- Nature detectives, written by K.C. Kelley.
- Whose track is that? by Stan Tekiela; illustrations by Julie Martinez, Bruce Wilson, and Jonahan Poppele.
- How to track a coyote, Norman D. Graubart.
- How to track a turkey, Norman D. Graubart.
- How to track a deer, Norman D. Graubart.
- Dinosaur tracks, by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld ; illustrated by Lucia Washburn.
- Out of sight, Pittau & Gervais.
- Animal tracks of Ohio, Tamara Eder, with contributions from Ian Sheldon.
- The SAS guide to tracking, Bob Carss with Stewart Birch; illustrations by Roy Thomasson.
- The science and art of tracking, Tom Brown, Jr.; photos by Debbie Brown; illustrations by Nancy Klein.
- Trackards for North American mammals, by David Brown.
Sarah will be sharing book recommendations twice a month, whenever Program To-Go bags are available at the library.