Ready to get started? Below we've provided links to Akron-Summit County Public Library books, magazines and databases to help support you during your Mind, Body & Sole journey this summer.


Picture Books for Children

The Food Parade: Healthy Eating with the Nutritious Food Groups
Elicia Castaldi

A Walk in the Forest
Maria Dek

A Hop Is Up
Kristy Dempsey

Rhoda’s Rock Hunt
Molly Beth Griffin

Yawning Yoga
Laurie Jordan

A Morning with Grandpa
Sylvia Liu

Spunky Little Monkey
Bill Martin, Jr.

Me and You and the Red Canoe
Jean E. Pendziwol

Yoga Bunny
Brian Russo

Bringing The Outside In
Mary McKenna Siddals

Non-Fiction Books for Children

Run! Jump! Play!: Healthy Active Habits
Mary E. Salzmann

Animal Asanas: Yoga for Children
Leila Oostendorp

101 Things for Kids to Do Outside
Dawn Isaac

Juvenile Audio

Mindful Moments for Kids
Kira Wiley

Toddler Gym

Books for Teens

Total Teen: Tracy Anderson’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Ruling Your World
Tracy Anderson

Weight Lifting and Strength Building
Celicia Scott

Yoga for Your Mind and Body: A Teenage Practice for a Healthy, Balanced Life
Rebecca Rissman

Books for Adults

The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Living
Jacob Rodenburg

The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature with the Next Generation
Eli Knapp

Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health, and Well Being
Edited by Jo Barton

How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature
Scott D. Sampson

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling
John Muir Laws

Lettering in the Whimsical Woodlands: A Creative Calligraphy Adventure: Nature Inspired Projects, Prompts, and Drawing Ideas
Peggy Dean

Mindfulness in Nature
Nina Smiley

The Nature Fix
Florence Williams

Urban Ecology: A Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World
Ken Leinbach

The World is Our Classroom: How One Family Used Nature and Travel to Shape an Extraordinary Education
Cindy Ross


Magazines are a great resource for finding more information on health, walking, and exercise. The Akron-Summit County Public Library offers a large selection of both print and digital publications.

* Also available as digital magazines through RBdigital on the Library's catalog website


Health and wellness databases offer unique insight and provide interesting articles that you may find helpful as you begin your Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program.