Collecting Nature Books

These well-written, beautifully illustrated books were created by Lois Jackson Hussey and Catherine Pessino and are packed with information and activities for young zoologists.

Collecting Cocoons, illustrated by Isabel Sherwin Harris
Collecting for the City Naturalist, illustrated by Barbara Neill
Collecting Small Fossils, illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss

City Naturalist is entirely appropriate for children living in small towns or in the country. The only real basis for that title is that it's limited to animals that can be found in cities--and are therefore easily found throughout North America.