Outside: Exploring Nature

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Pub Date 05 Jul 2018 | Archive Date 20 Aug 2018

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Description

What are stars made of?
Why is the ocean blue?
How are rainbows created?

Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It's time to jump off the couch and discover the world that awaits you on your doorstep. Learn about the formation of the Earth, how the weather works, and what causes volcanoes and earthquakes with this comprehensive book, created in collaboration with a team of experts.

​Suggestions for activities and many illustrations to help the whole family get started, leave the house, and go out to discover – or simply admire – the amazing world that exists outside.

What are stars made of?
Why is the ocean blue?
How are rainbows created?

Whether you live in the country or the city, nature is still all around you, so what are we waiting for? It's time to jump...


Marketing Plan

Campaign Focus:
We will focus on Millennial parents who are interested in activities with their kids and grandparents who want to encourage less screen time. This is a follow-up to 2016’s Outside.

Key Campaign Activity


 Pre-publication:
Wide-ranging email pitch to parenting and media who are interested in health and active living.
Announcement/press release as soon as materials become available.
Hand-pitch to media who are interested in activities for kids.

Trade: 
We will ship copies to Publishers Weekly, ALA Booklist, School Library Journal, New York Times Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book Magazine, BookPage, Library Media Connection, Shelf Awareness, and Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

School/Library: 
This is a great book to get kids excited about getting outside during the Summer. We will look into creating a library guide for using the book to help kids plan outings.

Retail: 
Online partnerships with media and bloggers who are interested in improving fitness levels for kids and reducing the use of screen time for entertainment.

Consumer:
This is a younger audience than June's Bug Lab for Kids (9781631593543), but we will cross-promote both books as options for siblings and educational groups.

Publicity/Media:
We will pitch to those who were interested in Outside: Imagination Soup (270,000), Geo Librarian, Crayons and Croissants blog, Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas blog, Rockin' Book Reviews blog (18,000), Jinxy Kids (25,000), Globetrotting Mommy, and Chickdeelit.

Campaign Focus:
We will focus on Millennial parents who are interested in activities with their kids and grandparents who want to encourage less screen time. This is a follow-up to 2016’s Outside.

Key...


Available Editions

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ISBN 9781786031617
PRICE $16.99 (USD)

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Featured Reviews

This was a really fun book to read through. I loved the many different facets of nature that were discussed and illustrated in this book. I have shared this with my kids, and they really enjoyed it as well. For kids ages 5 and up, this is the perfect gateway into understanding nature and getting to know the many different aspects that make up what we view in the natural world. Get ready for a fun-filled adventure and enjoyable time reading with your kids.

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Fantastic information with the best way to present it -- it is well designed making it a wonderful resource!

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I have been having my children summer read these books! So far they have loved everyone one of them. I t is nice to see them read outside their usual comfort zone!

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OUTSIDE EXPLORING NATURE is a great book to put the fire under little and big fannies to get out and explore, especially during the summer. Offers ideas for family activities and many illustrations for discovering the world outside. Readers will learn about the Earth’s formation, how weather works, and about the causes of earthquakes and volcanoes in this fun, comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide. 5/5 Thanks to the author, Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Childrens, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #Outside:exploringNature #NetGalley

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This fun and info-packed book offers beautiful illustrations and loads of ideas for learning about the outdoors. A terrific resource with activities for families, especially those with digitally-addicted members who need fresh air and the healthy benefits of nature. Readers also learn about the Earth’s origin, weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. 5/5 Grateful to the Quarto Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children’s and NetGalley for the early copy, in exchange for my true review. #Outside:exploringNature #NetGalley

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I really enjoyed this book as it reintroduced me to a number of concepts that I had learned while in school, but hadn't really thought about or explored more since then. For learning about nature, I tend towards children'ts books because they are generally written in a clear and concise manner without any judgement and this book definitely fulfills those categories. I also really enjoyed the artwork that went along with the different pages and can see how it would appeal even more to a younger reader. Favorite fact learned is that daisies are actually comprised of more than one flower, you just have to look closely :) I received this book in exchange for a review, but the opinions are my own.

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eBooks through Netgalley thanks to publishers in exchange for an honest review. Images are simply to show off the eBook I have and may not be 100% accurate to what they published. Informative and illustrative love the contrast of black and the blues. Overall: This is a great resource for in the classroom or in the family bookshelf. Amazon lists this as a K-3 resource. It could be to explore imagery or work through the text. But to me this feels and reads for more 3rd and up? I could be wrong and it depends on your younging. But it's a good group/family read ..to go along with exploring the outside world.

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I thought this book is was lovely. I like being outdoors and i think all children should enjoy being outdoorz and enjoy nature. A great addition to any library collection.

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I have been trying to fill my "outside activity" shelf with books for a couple years. I do have quite a few. This book will make a great addition. The pictures are interesting. The activities are fun and educational. I would definitely be able to recommend this book to parents.

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I like the simplicity of this book. It is a book that makes you feel like you can breathe deeper and take in all the world that surrounds you through all your awakened senses; like how you feel and hear everything so much better immediately following a spring rainfall. Don't get me wrong, I use the word simplicity to describe the tone of the book; to indicate that it is uncluttered, with just enough text and images. All the words and descriptions are chosen in a precise and detailed manner to enhance the feel of the book and its messages., You feel like the book is a mere guide to something more. That the book is meant as a launching board for you to discover your own individualized personal experience of the world around you and its abundance of wonder. To sit still, peacefully, for awhile. A lovely book. I do confess, however, that I am not a fan of the style of illustration/art used, and yet I think it was wisely chosen this way, so that it aids us in not dwelling on the image in the book, but rather look outside at the world it is directing us to see and "know" through our senses. An unusual find. Recommended.

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Outside: Exploring Nature takes a look at the great outdoors via weather, and land formations. There was a neat section on oceans, and another on planets and stars. The artwork reminded me a great deal of that found in Shel Silverstein's books, the drawings simple yet useful. I found everything to be very informative and science-oriented, and there are activities to try scattered throughout. My cubs and I read the together and we all enjoyed it. This is perfect for nature and outdoors oriented kids. ***Many thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Outside is great book for getting children excited about going out and exploring nature. The illustrations are beautiful, and there are lots of practical ideas. My full review can be found on Weekendnotes.

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