Find great outdoors inside a kids' book; The outdoors, from baby blue jays to baseball, figure in four new books for young readers, from preschool to high school. USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer takes a look.

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  • Author(s): By:Bob Minzesheimer
  • Source:
    USA TODAY (Arlington, VA), June 23, 2011 LIFE FINAL, 2pp
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    • Abstract:
      The Woods Written and illustrated by Paul Hoppe Chronicle, 36 pp., $16.99, for ages 4-8 out of four In a gentle variation on Maurice Sendak's classic adventure/nightmare Where the Wild Things Are, the young unnamed narrator of The Woods can't find his favorite stuffed bunny at bedtime. That leads him into the woods, which seem to sprout right in his bedroom...