Our Great Big Backyard


Summer and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service are almost here. To help commemorate this milestone, #1 New York Times bestselling authors former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager (former White House residents) have created a 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. Yet 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."

Pick up Our Great Big Backyard at your favorite local bookstore (We love Hooray for Books in Alexandria, VA).