Mary Quattlebaum’s Archive

Little Boy Bundled Upon Playground

Make Winter Art With Your Kids

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 …

Celebrating Solstice

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

School Daze and Frog Craze

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

Big As The Whole Outdoors

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

Exploring New Places

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

Your Child’s “Happy Place”

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 …

Facebook Fans Love to Read!

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

A Green-Read Hour

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

Growing Green and Going Wild

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

Tending To Trees

‘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 …

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