Embrace the Outdoors!

Books to help you escape from screens and enjoy the fresh air
| Category: Body, Mind & Spirit | Nature/Outdoors | Travel

Do you ever feel as if you spend your life bouncing from one screen to another? If so, you’re not alone—between smartphones at home, computers at work, and even good old-fashioned television, it’s easy nowadays to get caught in a screen rut. But if all that screen activity is making you feel a little frazzled, some fresh air could be just the thing you need. As spring approaches and the weather gets warmer, it’s a great time to think about ways to get out of the house and unplug for awhile. Here are some recent and upcoming titles from Sasquatch Books and Little Bigfoot that will make it easier for the whole family to get outdoors.


To encourage your budding naturalist:


Curious Kids Nature Guide (out May 2 from Little Bigfoot)

Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.


Will it Blow?: Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens (updated edition out April 4 from Little Bigfoot)

Learn how to be a volcano detective, sifting through the evidence, searching for clues, and solving real-life cases. This book is the perfect accompaniment to a family day trip to Mount St. Helens.


Easy hikes for all ages:

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The Creaky Knees Guide series

The Creaky Knees Guide series offers scenic and undemanding trail options to make the joys of hiking accessible to everyone, from the youngest members of your hiking party all the way up to older adults.


For the seasoned outdoor adventurer:

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The Day Hike! series

Perhaps you’re a more experienced hiker, but your free time is limited. Never fear—we can still help you escape from the screen rut! The Day Hike! series highlights trails of all difficulty levels that you’ll be able to tackle on your day off, from start to finish.


A Woman’s Guide to the Wild

For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors.

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  1. It’s especially easy to get stuck in a screen rut during the cold, dark winter months. This is great inspiration for spring!

    Posted by Kristen Steele