Books for Spring Time Fun!

Books for Spring Time Fun

Happy Spring! 

 

Spring Time is one of the best times of the year in Idaho, but it can be hard to decide on your outdoor activities.

We have some books with great recommendations on what you can do. 

Take advantage of the great weather and have some fun!

 

The Outdoor Scientist by Temple Grandin book cover

The Outdoor Scientist by Temple Grandin, Ph.D

 

First up is a perfect pick for the curious child in your life. Full of interesting science experiments, they can make the most of their outside experience and work their minds and bodies at the same time. 

 

The Animal Adventurer's Guide by Susie Spikol book cover

The Animal Adventurer's Guide by Susie Spikol

 

Let your animal enthusiast go wild with this guide to interacting and learning about animals outside. There are so many animals and insects living in just your backyard, so this guide is sure to keep them busy all year long!

This book covers a wide variety of outdoor animal activities like tracking nearby wildlife or making your own scat collection. 

 

Lonely Planet's Create Your Own Camping Activities

Lonely Planet's Create Your Own Camping Activities by Laura Baker

 

Camping can be so fun, but what do you do after setting up your tent? So many things!

This book is great to come up with fun activities by yourself or with the whole group. Make the most out of your camping trips and find more ways to interact with the great outdoors with this awesome guide. 

 

The 30-Minute Gardener by Greg Loades book cover

The 30-Minute Gardener by Greg Loades

 

Reading this book, and you will want to be outside every day no matter the weather. The essays are relaxing to read, and the photos are inspiring, and being in the garden makes your life better. I am glad I read this book.

— Laura D.

 

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables by Lorane Edwards Forkner book cover

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Great Vegetables by Lorene Edwards Forkner

 

Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to create a thriving garden, from facts about soil and sun to tips on fertilizing, mulching, and watering. Regional planting charts show what to plant when, and a month-by-month planner takes you from January through December.

Profiles of popular edibles explain exactly how to plant, care for, and harvest your bounty. Whether your garden grows in the ground, on a balcony, or in containers on a sunny patio, this is your guide to grow-your-own success.

Your backyard bounty awaits!

 

Urban Trails Boise: City Parks, Foothills, Reserves by Lana Weber book cover

Urban Trails: Boise - City Parks, Foothills, Reserves by Lana Weber

Visit all the local trails Boise has to offer with this great trail guide. Boise and the surrounding area has so many great outdoor spaces to enjoy. This book can help you make the most of it!

 

The Hiker's Guide: Treasure Valley Dog Hikes & Walks by Matt Clark and Diana Burrell book cover

The Hiker's Guide: Treasure Valley Dog Hikes and Walks by Matt Clark and Diana Burrell

 

It's always fun to take your canine companion with you on the trails, but which ones are the best for dogs?

Grab a copy of this hiker's guide to help you learn great dog-friendly trails, and then head outside!

 

 

Find these books and many more on your next trip to the bookstore!