Listen to a free read-aloud of Nye In February, available on Anchor, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.
The Little Green Hill series is a project that is near and dear to my heart. During lockdown in 2020 I realized I was having trouble with my eyesight, which turned out to be Stargardt’s disease, an untreatable form of macular degeneration. The hardest part was the thought we might have to move to town if my driving was impaired and leave our property. It inspired me to begin writing a chapter book for my son, House on Little Green Hill, filled with the wild characters we have formed connections with over the years. That book, not yet published, in turn led me to create this series, which celebrates our love of nature, reading, and learning.
The stories focus on one new piece of Nye’s environment each month, with additional themes woven throughout. These picture books are meant to appeal to a range of ages, and the downloadable PDF that comes with each includes projects, activities, and resources for the whole family. Reading together is one of our favorite things to do, so it was important to me for families to be able to share both the story and the supplementary materials and gain from everyone’s input. There are multiple areas of study covered within the downloads, including science projects, art, health, language arts and more.
Come join in the adventures at Little Green Hill!
Nye in February: Wood Frogs
In February, Nye learns about wood frogs – extremophiles who can survive harsh environments no other frog can – and meets Trooper, the first tadpole we ever raised.
Nye in March: Carpenter Bees
In March Nye explores the gentle giant of spring, and one of my favorite creatures – the carpenter bee, while Bounder and Tennyson try to find some common ground.
Coming spring of 2023 – Nye in January: Armadillos. Join Nye and the mice in meeting this delightfully different mammal who is new to our area.
Do you already have the series? Don’t forget to submit the code at the end of each book to claim the accompanying packet.