Books for Forest School Leaders

A Listmania! list by Louise Ambrose (Norfolk, UK)
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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
1.  Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
The list author says:
  "Summarises research on why children need natural play"
Used & New from: £1.74
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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How Children Learn: From Montessori to Vygotsky - Educational Theories and Approaches Made Easy
2.  How Children Learn: From Montessori to Vygotsky - Educational Theories and Approaches Made Easy by Linda Pound
The list author says:
  "This summarises all the common educational theories and puts them together in an easily readable format. She's got 2 more books too..."
£16.55   Used & New from: £9.39
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sharing Nature With Children: 20th Anniversay Edtion: The Classic Parents' and Teachers' Nature Awareness Guidebook Revised & Expanded
3.  Sharing Nature With Children: 20th Anniversay Edtion: The Classic Parents' and Teachers' Nature Awareness Guidebook Revised & Expanded by Joseph Cornell
The list author says:
  "Classic, essential book for anyone working outdoors with children! There is a second book too.."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.68
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Woodlands
4.  Woodlands by Oliver Rackham
The list author says:
  "The definitive, albeit rather heavy tome about British woodlands!"
Used & New from: £73.05
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget and Vygotsky
5.  Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erickson, Piaget and Vygotsky by Carol Garhart Mooney
The list author says:
  "5 Key Learning theorists all in one book!"
Used & New from: £8.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Children to get Outdoors: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Your Children to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
6.  Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Children to get Outdoors: Activities, Crafts and Games to Encourage Your Children to Enjoy the Great Outdoors by Fiona Danks
The list author says:
  "Nice activities, same authors have written similar books 'go wild' and 'make it wild'"
£16.99   Used & New from: £5.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Essential Bushcraft
7.  Essential Bushcraft by Ray Mears
The list author says:
  "Essential bushcraft skills - like it says!"
£11.89   Used & New from: £5.77
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children
8.  Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature and Survival for Children by Tom, Jr. Brown
The list author says:
  "More serious bushcraft for children."
£9.97   Used & New from: £4.80
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Tree Wisdom: The definitive guidebook to the myth, folklore and healing power of Trees
9.  Tree Wisdom: The definitive guidebook to the myth, folklore and healing power of Trees by Jacqueline Memory Paterson
The list author says:
  "Learn about the magic, mysteries, folklore and healing of trees. Same authour does an Animal wisdom book too."
£11.38   Used & New from: £4.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Celtic Wisdom of Trees: Mysteries, Magic and Medicine
10.  The Celtic Wisdom of Trees: Mysteries, Magic and Medicine by Jane Gifford
The list author says:
  "More tree wisdom - beautiful photos in this one"
Used & New from: £7.86
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle (Picture Puffin)
11.  Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle (Picture Puffin) by Susan Jeffers
The list author says:
  "Beautifully illustrated story book based on Chief Seattles speech - strong ecological message!"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Keepers of the Earth
12.  Keepers of the Earth by Michael J. Caduto
The list author says:
  "A collection of Native American stories with related activities, there are 2 other books by same author one with plant stories and one with animal stories too."
Used & New from: £2.76

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Swedish Folk Tales
13.  Swedish Folk Tales by Polly Lawson
The list author says:
  "A collection of swedish folktales - lovely illustrations."
£13.48   Used & New from: £9.07
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale
14.  Mother Earth and Her Children: A Quilted Fairy Tale by Sibylle Von Olfers
The list author says:
  "The story of the changing seasons personified."
£12.95   Used & New from: £7.20
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Spirit of the Forest: Tree Tales from Around the World
15.  Spirit of the Forest: Tree Tales from Around the World by Eric Maddern
The list author says:
  "Collection of tree stories from around the world"
Used & New from: £10.70
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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A Forest of Stories: Magical Tree Tales from Around the World
16.  A Forest of Stories: Magical Tree Tales from Around the World by Rina Singh
The list author says:
  "More tree stories from around the world"
Used & New from: £0.05
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Spring Nature Activities for Children (Nature Activites for Children)
17.  Spring Nature Activities for Children (Nature Activites for Children) by Irmgard Kutsch
The list author says:
  "One of a series of 4 seasonal books containing infomation and activity ideas f"
£12.99   Used & New from: £6.73
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It
18.  Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It by Sue Palmer
The list author says:
  "A summary of what's going wrong for children in our modern society."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Excellence of Play
19.  The Excellence of Play by Janet Moyles
The list author says:
  "Why play is essential to children."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Starting from the Child: Teaching and Learning from 3 to 8
20.  Starting from the Child: Teaching and Learning from 3 to 8 by Julie Fisher
The list author says:
  "Designed more for Early years practitioners in a setting, however has useful information about child led learning"
Used & New from: £9.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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I Love My World
21.  I Love My World by Chris Holland
The list author says:
  "Written by a Forest School leader - about facilitating childrens play in Nature"
£15.95   Used & New from: £11.81
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society
22.  No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society by Tim Gill
The list author says:
  "How a cotton-wool society may be damaging our children..."
£5.85   Used & New from: £3.04
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

What Every Parent Needs to Know: The incredible effects of love, nurture and play on your child's development
23.  What Every Parent Needs to Know: The incredible effects of love, nurture and play on your child's development by Margot Sunderland
The list author says:
  "Neural development, well presented"
£10.49   Used & New from: £4.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain
24.  Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's Brain by Sue Gerhardt
The list author says:
  "Lots on neural development and attachment theory"
Used & New from: £11.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

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Woodlands: A Practical Handbook
25.  Woodlands: A Practical Handbook by Elizabeth Agate
The list author says:
  "Handbook all about the history and managing woodlands"
Used & New from: £12.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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