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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (Add), and depression.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading by Francis Spufford,

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell,

Sharing Nature with Children, 20th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Cornell,

Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities -- From the Very Start by Magda Gerber

Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Salman Rushdie