NB Public Library recommends these titles about getting outside:


"Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here"

By Nancy Wayson Dinan

Drought-ravaged central Texas has been newly inundated with rain, and flash floods across the state have begun to sweep away people, cars, and entire houses as every river breaks its banks. In the midst of the rising waters, Boyd sets out across the ravaged back country to rescue her missing friend with her neighbors. Boyd, Carla and Lucy Maud know the land well. They’ve lived in central Texas for their entire lives. But they have no way of knowing the fissure the storm has opened along the back roads, no way of knowing what has been erased — and what has resurfaced. As they each travel through the newly unfamiliar landscape, they discover the ghosts of Texas’ past and present.

"See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors"

By Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi

Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi were stressed out, sleep-deprived and near the end of their rope with infant twins. They had no idea how they could travel with a growing family and full-time jobs. Then they bought a pop-up camper, and their lives changed forever. Their book will show readers how the open road could be the ticket to a happier, healthier family. From cabin camping to RVs to tents, and from national parks to private campgrounds, the authors explore the ins and outs of road trips, camping, and enjoying adventurous, exciting family trips that don’t break the budget but leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.


"Be Not Far from Me"

By Mindy McGinnis

Ashley Hawkins goes camping in the Great Smoky Mountains with a group of friends. After spotting her boyfriend cheating on her with one of their friends on the camping trip, Ashley furiously takes off on a hike of her own — after all, she’s an experienced hiker. She’s had wilderness training. What could go wrong? Her anger causes her to lose herself, and she slips and falls into a deep ravine, badly injuring her leg. When morning breaks, she realizes that she’s far from her friend group and is completely alone without water or supplies. She must fight through the pain and fear if she wants to make it back home, especially when she fears her leg is becoming infected. This book isn’t for the faint of heart, but those who love survival stories or movies like 127 Hours will enjoy this exciting tale.


"Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature"

By Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Taking time to rest is not only important for people but for many living things in the natural world. During times when food, water, or other resources may be scare, some living things slow down and go dormant to survive. Dormancy takes different forms if you are a plant, insect, reptile, bird or mammal. During dormancy, the smallest amounts of energy are used to survive. With flowing text and beautiful photographs, this non-fiction book gives children an inside peek into the different ways nature takes a pause. Additional resources in the back include a glossary, book list for additional reading and more.

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Eveline Marge

I like this list of books. I definitely add them to my reading list. I also want to add that everyone should read The Crucible by Arthur Miller as it's fascinating and worth spending some time on it. I've needed to read it for my college and write a report, so to find more materials and analysis, I use this resource for students. To my mind, it reflects a lot of problems of modern society. Actually, reading is always interesting activity, and I try to find some time to read every day.

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