T is for Trails

A Hiking Alphabet

In the United States alone there are close to 60 million hikers. And it's the most popular outdoor activity in Canada. While hiking is a lot of fun, there are many health benefits, including physical exercise and stress relief from being out in nature. Using poetry and expository text, T is for Trails: A Hiking Alphabet gives young readers an A-to-Z guide on how to prepare and make the most of their outdoor adventures. Topics include information on gear and clothing, trail etiquette and safety rules, along with recommended trails to travel. And when you don't have time to get out of town, there are suggestions on how to make the most of hiking near your home. T is for Trails is the perfect roadmap for hiking adventures. Front and back matter includes information on trail symbols and instructions on how to read a compass.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 796.51
Lexile 890L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534112773), PDF (9781668936634), Hosted ebook (9781668936665)
Copyright 2024
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 11 x 9

Midwest Book Reviews - T is for Trails: A Hiking Alphabet

This narrative nonfiction book does not disappoint and packs SO much information from letters A-Z all the while taking a reader on an adventure through 20 plus different hiking trails all across the American and Canadian landscape. Make sure you bring THIS book along with your hiking gear!

Donovan's Literary Services - T is for Trails: A Hiking Alphabet

Encounters cemented by eye-catching illustrations thus provide invaluable tips on how to explore nature.

Kirkus - T is for Trails: A Hiking Alphabet

Take in the images and text…and dream of your next adventure.

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Author: Judy Young

Judy Young remembers writing a poem for her grandmother when she was about ten. Her grandmother encouraged her to keep writing, and Judy did! Judy is the author of over two dozen children’s picture books and novels, including, Promise, The Wild World of Buck Bray series and the Digger and Daisy series. Judy’s books are used extensively in the public schools and have received numerous awards and honors. One of her most cherished is hearing LeVar Burton read A Pet for Miss Wright for Reading Rainbow Storytime Video to celebrate National Reading Month. Another, was watching as R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet was performed by the University of Utah’s Creative Dance Program.

Judy received her MA in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Tulsa and formerly worked in the public schools for 20 years. Now, a frequent speaker at schools, children’s lit fests and professional educational conferences nationwide, Judy’s firsthand experience in the schools makes her programs not only entertaining, but directly related to school curriculum.

Judy resides in the mountains near Mink Creek, Idaho, with her husband, Ross, a professional artist, who illustrated two of Judy’s books. In her spare time, Judy enjoys hiking, fishing, snowshoeing, and gallivanting around the country in “Arlo,” the Young’s traveling studio. Read more about Judy, her books and author visits to schools at

Illustrator: Sharisse Steber

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