All Natural

This month we’ve asked our librarians to share their favorite books with nature on the cover. Check out their responses here:


The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher
A Gift for a Ghost by Borja González
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll


Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins: Anything illustrated by Steve Jenkins is a treat! His collage illustrations are magical in their depictions of life in nature. His unique perspective adds to uncommon ways of looking at life.

Winter Bees by Joyce Sidman: The poet Joyce Sidman has written a series of poetry volumes for children about animals, bugs, birds and natural environments. Beautiful to read and beautiful to look at.

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner: Kate Messner looks at what we don’t always see in Nature. Great illustrations show what’s happening above the ground while simultaneously viewing the under world.

A Log’s Life by Wendy Pfeffer: More amazing illustrations show the life of a “very tall tree” that falls down during a storm in the forest. Throughout the next few years, we see it slowly decompose and view the life that springs anew. Fabulous collage illustrations.


State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
The Swallows by Lisa Lutz
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
The Way Home by Mark Boyle
Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay


Do Animals Fall in Love? by Katharina von der Gathen
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep by Allan Wolf
When Elephants Listen with Their Feet by Emmanuelle Grundmann
111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh
The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor by Amy Alznauer


Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
Snapdragon by Kay Leyh
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
Hey, Dog by Tony Johnston
The Girl In Red by Christina Henry
Sea Sirens by Amy Chu
The Sleeper and The Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Nation by Terry Pratchett


The Low Low Woods – Carmen Maria Machado
The Song of Aglaia – Anne Simon
Electric Arches – Eve Ewing
Through the Woods – Emily Carroll
Zombies Hate Stuff – Greg Stones
War of the Foxes – Richard Siken
Survivor – Octavia Butler
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Hyperion – Dan Simmons


First, Become Ashes by K.M. Szpara
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight
The Nation of Plants by Stefano Mancuso
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
The Devourers by Indra Das
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
The Wilds by Vita Ayala
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Semiosis by Sue Burke
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer


Ever After by Olivia Vieweg
Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire
Snapdragon by Kat Leyh
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag


Picture Books:
And Then the Seed Grew by Marianne Dubuc
Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman

Chapter Books:
Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway
Chirp by Kate Messner
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Joy McCullough


What are your favorite books with nature on the cover? Let us know in the comments!

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