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A CHC Reading List

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!

Adult

Fiction

  • 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

Nonfiction

  • 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

Poetry

  • 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

Fiction

  • 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

Children

Fiction

  • 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

Nonfiction

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