Marshy Point Nature Center
Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading


The Bay Journal

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay
by William W. Warner

Chesapeake: A Novel
by James A. Michener

Chesapeake: Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith
by John Page Williams

Chesapeake Bay: Nature of the Estuary, A Field Guide
by Christopher P. White

Life in the Chesapeake Bay
by Alice Jane Lippson and Robert L. Lippson

Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on Chesapeake Bay, 1610-1807
by Donald G. Shomette

Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills
edited by David Wescott

Primitive Technology II: Ancestral Skills
edited by David Wescott

The Sibley Guide to Birds
by David Allen Sibley

For Kids

Ages 14+

  • The Sense of Wonder, by Rachel Carson
  • Journey to the Heart of Nature, by Joseph Cornell
  • A Child’s Garden, by Molly Dannenmaier

Ages 6-14

  • The Secret Garden, by Corinne Demas Bliss (ages 6-10)
  • Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen (ages 10-14)
  • My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George (ages 10-14)
  • Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George (ages 10+)
  • The Magic School Bus (series), by Joanna Cole (ages 6-10)
  • The River Ran Wild, Lynne Cherry (ages 8-14)

Ages 3-8

  • Baby Animals, by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Susan Jeffers (ages 3-6)
  • The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss (ages 6-8)
  • A Very Busy Spider, by Eric Carle (ages 4-8)
  • Welcome to the Greenhouse, by Jane Yolen (ages 4-8)
  • Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert (ages 3-6)
  • The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter (ages 3-7)

Magazines and Websites

Books Available at the Baltimore County Public Library