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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 …
Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum knows how to have a Green Hour even at the the darkest time of the year.
Mary Quattlebaum shares a favorite book about a scientist whose career resulted from a childhood love of frogs.
Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum reviews the book Ladybug Girl, which celebrates a child’s creative can-do spirit.
Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum picks some great books about nature that’s not necessarily in your backyard.
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 …
Green Hour readers share their favorite kids’ books about the outdoors with Mary Quattlebaum.
Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum wants to know your favorite outdoor kids’ books.
‘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 …