Have you got a budding naturalist in your home? You know, a kid with a rock collection. A leaf collection. A seashell collection. An insect collection. Well then, Clare Walker Leslie's The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms is for you. The book is neatly organized by month and includes outdoor activities for families to do together. Leslie instructs kids what to pack in an "outdoor adventure kit", explains phenomena such as moon phases, eclipses, tides, and the summer solstice. There is even an activity in the book that involves hunting for animal tracks. It is called a "workbook", but is not the fill-in-the-blank kind. It is more of an outdoor journal, complete with ample sketching space. This book is the best naturalist book for children that I have come across. Grab this book and get out there!