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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 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0399252517/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_xdSEub1Q38299

The Child That Books Built: A Life in Reading by Francis Spufford,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312421842/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5404sb1JA9HAPR19

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien http://www.amazon.com/dp/061870986X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_iC8iwb097MWHD

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0310329329/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_R.jQsb0SYC17PZFG

Sharing Nature with Children, 20th Anniversary Edition by Joseph Cornell,http://www.amazon.com/dp/1883220734/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_QAeutb14K9RGPW0A

Your Self-Confident Baby: How to Encourage Your Child's Natural Abilities -- From the Very Start by Magda Gerber http://www.amazon.com/dp/1118158792/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_3IOIub06DHCX2

Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Salman Rushdie http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812976533/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_fSD5vb0QKE8GT