National Parks A to Z

By Gus D'Angelo

The beauty, wonder, and rich diversity of our National Parks – for kids of all ages!

“50 Best National Park Gifts for the
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Adorable characters roasting marshmallows around a campfire

For younger children!
A fun, alliterative alphabet that ambles from “An Avocet Awakes at Acadia” to “A Zebra-tailed lizard Zonks out at Zion”.

For older kids!
A thrilling outdoors adventure, exploring the majestic landscapes, amazing animals, fun science, and diverse cultural history of our National Parks.

For grown-ups!
An engaging, educational gift for kids that will inspire a life-long passion for the outdoors and our parks (and you might learn a few new things, too!).

A native person from the past (in sepiatone) hands a ceramic bowl to a park archeologist in the present (in full color)
five stars
“Every page is a juicy combination of quirky history, fun facts, funny illustrations, and smart humor. As enjoyable for adults to dig into as for kids. Highly recommend!”
forest of trees

Sustainably printed!

With lush colors and textured paper, National Parks A to Z looks and feels like a classic children’s book.

  • Only recycled and FSC certified papers
  • Vegetable-based inks
  • Printed at an employee-owned, sustainable press
  • No overseas shipping
Coloring pages -- an 8.5 x 11 sheet with a black and white drawing of a recycling can and stuff going into it.
Download free printable coloring pages and activity sheets

Are you a school, library, or outdoors org interested in hosting a book reading or drawing workshop?
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A photo of Gus D'Angelo. Gus is smiling and wearing a cowboy hat, there is a tree in background.

About the Author and Illustrator

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. Gus is an illustrator and animator who now lives in San Francisco with his partner, filmmaker Jennifer Kroot.

National Parks A to Z

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