National Parks A to Z


Item # 9781680515879

Adventure from Acadia to Zion!

A dynamic and fun illustrated book for children of all ages that celebrates outdoor adventure, history, diversity, and stewardship of public lands.

  • Each letter features a different national park
  • Entertains with lively art, engaging creatures, and alliteration
  • Addresses important issues like Leave No Trace, accessibility, animal safety, and more
  • Beautifully printed — just like a classic children's book! — and sustainably on only recycled, FSC-certified papers with vegetable-based inks at an employee-owned print shop in North America

National Parks A to Z captures the emotion and spirit of our national parks, using a layered approach that will appeal to young readers of any age. Each letter of the alphabet features a national park, an animal native to that park, and an outdoor activity associated with the park. From An Avocet Awakes at Acadia to A Zebra-Tailed Lizard Zonks Out at Zion, the reader travels from park to park, experiencing the landscapes, wildlife, history, and activities that make each park unique.

Informative sidebars explore deeper topics inspired by interviews with National Park Service rangers, Tribal Nation members, accessibility activists, field scientists, and visitors. This book shares their answers to a key question: What would you want to say to kids and other visitors about this park?

  • Hardcover
  • By Gus D'Angelo
  • Color illus.
  • FSC Mix (30% recycled)
  • Soy ink
  • 40pp
  • 10.3 × 8.3 × 0.4 in.

Gus D'Angelo first fell in love with the outdoors as a child, hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing with his three brothers on his family's farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. These early adventures led to his passion for public lands and his hope that all young people get to experience the thrill, mystery, and solitude of the outdoors. Author of San Francisco ABCs and New York ABCs, Gus is an illustrator and animator who now lives in San Francisco with his partner, filmmaker

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