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Make Winter Art With Your Kids

2/1/2010 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Winter has always seemed like an especially creative time.  Tromping outdoors, I can feel the earth’s quieter energy.  The sky is a nuanced gray, the trees a tangle of black branches, the sparrows brown and fluffed against the cold.  It might be […] Read more >

Celebrating Solstice

12/14/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum knows how to have a Green Hour even at the the darkest time of the year. Read more >

School Daze and Frog Craze

11/9/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum shares a favorite book about a scientist whose career resulted from a childhood love of frogs. Read more >

Big As The Whole Outdoors

10/22/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reviews the book Ladybug Girl, which celebrates a child’s creative can-do spirit. Read more >

Exploring New Places

9/9/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum picks some great books about nature that’s not necessarily in your backyard. Read more >

Your Child’s “Happy Place”

8/18/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

How often do you visit your “happy place?” It’s that spot in which you feel safe, centered, joyous, soothed–and it’s all in your mind. For many adults, it’s a place from childhood associated with the natural world: the beach, a […] Read more >

Facebook Fans Love to Read!

7/13/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Our fans on Facebook share their favorite children’s books about the outdoors. Read more >

A Green-Read Hour

7/8/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Green Hour readers share their favorite kids’ books about the outdoors with Mary Quattlebaum. Read more >

Growing Green and Going Wild

6/9/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum wants to know your favorite outdoor kids’ books. Read more >

Tending To Trees

5/13/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

‘Tis the season for greening, growing, budding and blooming. The trees in my neighborhood now sport tufts of tender leaves like bright spring hairdos. Yup, May is the month for digging, planting and tending new life. Are you and your […] Read more >