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A CHC Reading List

Posted Sunday, June 6, 2021
— Connections 2021 Spring

Books, articles, poetry, etc. -- related to our work, for all ages! 

Subjects include forests, wildlife, stewardship practices, land conservation, environmental justice, Vermont history, community building, indigenous stories, maple sugaring, climate change, and more!



  • Griffith, Cary J.: Lost in the Wild
  • Mosher, Howard Frank:  A Stranger in the Kingdom (Author is from the Northeast Kingdom)
  • Powers, Richard: Overstory
  • Proulx, Annie: Barkskins
  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage


  • Brinkley, Douglas:  The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom 1879–1960
  • Cronon, William: Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England
  • Cronon, William: The Trouble with Wilderness
  • Dagget, Dan:  Beyond the Rangeland Conflict
  • Dillard, Annie: Teaching a Stone to Talk
  • Ehrlich, Paul and Michael Charles Tobias:  Hope on Earth: A Conversation
  • Elder, John:  Reading the Mountains of Home
  • Evans, Trevor: ForestTrees of Vermont
  • Finney, Carolyn: Black Faces, White Spaces
  • Fleming, David: Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy
  • Goldfarb, Ben. Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
  • Holland, Mary:  Naturally Curious
  • Jacobsen, Rowan:  The Living Shore: Rediscovering a Lost World
  • Jans, Nick: A Wolf Called Romeo
  • Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth and Katherine K. Wilkinson (editors): All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. 
  • Johnson, Charles: The Nature of Vermont
  • Kimmerer, Robin Wall: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
  • Kolbert, Elizabeth:  The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • Long, Stephen: More Than a Woodlot
  • Raworth, Kate:  Doughnut Economics
  • Roman, Joe: Listed: Dispatches from America‘s Endangered Species Act
  • Safina, Carl:  The View From Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World
  • Schwartz, Judith: The Reindeer Chronicles
  • Snyder, Michael: Woods Wise, An Exploration of Forests and Forestry
  • Tallamy, Doug:  Nature’s Best Hope
  • Tallamy, Doug:  The Nature of Oaks
  • Thompson, Sorenson, and Zaino:  Wetland, Woodland, Wildland
  • Trouet, Valerie:  Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings
  • Wessels, Tom: Reading the Forested Landscape
  • Wilson, E. O.: Half Earth:  Our Planet’s Fight For Life
  • Wojtech, Michael: Bark


  • Delanty, Greg: No More Time 
  • Dickinson, Emily: A Spicing of Birds
  • Dungy, Camille  2009: Black Nature:  Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry.
  • Felstiner, John: Can Poetry Save the Earth?
  • Fisher-Wirth, Ann and Laura-Gray Street: The Ecopoetry Anthology.
  • Goyne, Jenny (CHC Board Member): A Springtime Reflection, in 2020 
  • Oliver, Mary: too many to choose from!

Young Adult


  • Budbill, David: The Bones on Black Spruce Mountain
  • Craighead George, Jean:  Julie of the Wolves, My Side of the Mountain, and One Day in the… (Series)
  • Sears, George (Nessmuk): Woodcraft and Camping



  • Blades, Anne:  Mary of Mile 18
  • Citro, Asia:  Zoe and Sassafras (Series)
  • Gray, Rita and Kenard Pak:  Have You Heard the Nesting Bird?
  • Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie:  The Fiddler of the Northern Lights (The author is from the Northeast Kingdom)
  • Mazur, Rachel:  The Nature Club (Series)
  • Macfarlane, Robert (text) and Jackie Morris (Illustrations): The Lost Words
  • McKittrick, Erin:  My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes
  • Messner, Kate:  Over and Under the Snow
  • Yolan, Jane:  Owl Moon


  • Gutton, John:  Bug Lab for Kids
  • Winter, Jeanette:  The Watcher