Our Great Big Backyard
Our Great Big Backyard  -     By: Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
    Illustrated By: Jacqueline Rogers
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In Our Great Big Backyard by former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, Jane is so excited for summer vacation with her friends. Between the games they will play, and the movies they will watch, she is sure that it will be the best summer yet. . . that is, until her parents announce that the family is going on a Great American Road Trip, visiting national parks all across the country. Who cares about swamps, deserts, and camping? But somewhere along the way, Jane discovers the beauty in nature and discovers that there is more to life than screens and phones---that her country is bigger, brighter, and more exciting than she ever imagined! Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.

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Title: Our Great Big Backyard
By: Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager
Illustrated By: Jacqueline Rogers
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2018
Weight: 7 ounces
ISBN: 0062468413
ISBN-13: 9780062468413
Ages: 4-8
Stock No: WW468413

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Publisher's Description

#1 New York Times bestselling picture book, now available in paperback!

To help commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the National Park Service, #1 New York Times bestselling authors former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager have created an exuberant picture book tribute to our national parks and the importance and fun of connecting with nature.

Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country.

Somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the magnificent sights and spends less time looking at her screen.

The stunning views open up her imagination as she and her brother see everything that nature has to offer. And the more Jane discovers, the more she realizes how much there is to love about the outdoors—whether she’s in a national park across the country or right in her own backyard.

Author Bio

For decades, Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, human rights, and the preservation of our nation’s heritage. A hiking and outdoors enthusiast, Mrs. Bush encourages Americans to spend time in and care for our national parks.

The author of the bestselling memoir Spoken from the Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Today, as the chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global health-care innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military. 

Mrs. Bush holds a degree in education and a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston, and Austin and worked as a public school librarian.

Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.

Jenna Bush Hager is the cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb and the founder of the Today book club, Read with Jenna. She is the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling Ana’s Story and two children’s books—Our Great Big Backyard and Read All About It—which she wrote with her mother, Laura, as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Sisters First, written with her sister, Barbara, in both adult and children’s editions. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City.

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