A celebration of nature, curiosity, discovery, and mindfulness! Adapted from the award-winning TV show The Gumboot Kids, this outstanding new series of nature mystery books celebrates the joy and wonder of mindfully exploring the natural world.
Perfect for inquisitive young minds, The Gumboot Kids’ nature mysteries feature beloved characters, Scout and Daisy, working through a series of clues in order to crack the case.


A fun book about nature and being mindful of the environment.

- Kids Bookshelf Blog

I'm always advocating the importance of fostering a love of nature in the very young, so welcome this series which clearly aims to get young children outdoors and eager to discover more about the world around them; these stories are certainly engaging and contain just the right amount of information in the narrative to spark their curiosity.

- Jill Bennett

The stories feature two adorable mice... The amazing depictions are full of life-like detail.

- Jane Muller

Nice, educational nature series for children.

- Hamilton Spectator

With field notes, and crafts, these books are perfect for young outdoor enthusiasts.

- Barbara Hesson

A great series to help interest and educate young children in exploring the world around them.

- Margaret Kennelly

A most charming and instructive collection of nature mystery books which encourages children to head outside and discover their natural world... Extensive educational curriculum guides have also been assembled to accompany each of the titles... Scout and Daisy act as motivating nature guides as they introduce readers to memorable learning encounters via conversations, questions and research. A meticulously created miniature community consisting of a village, forests, gardens, hills and valleys serve as a rich environment in which they explore... Outstanding new series.

- Senta Ross

These books are beautiful, with full page artwork that captures the eye and attention... There is so much within the pages to inspire creativity and learning... Scout and the Gumboot Kids and the series, both on television and the books by Firefly Books are such a great resource for kids to learn, and entertaining and cute to boot!

- Erin

(starred review) Adapted from the TV show The Gumboot Kids, this series of books celebrates the joy and wonder of mindfully exploring the natural world. While Scout and Daisy are exploring in the desert, Scout discovers a rock that tells a story! But how can a rock tell a story? Join Scout as he helps Daisy find clues to solve the mystery.

- Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens 2020

Winner, 2019 Best Canadian Picture Books

- CBC Kids Books

The illustrations are full of details to be examined, and the posed rodent friends do have a real appearance of life to them... Instead of just passively providing youngsters with science facts, the books in "A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery" actively engage readers in their learning. Overall, this series is an excellent age-appropriate introduction to a number of science-related topics. Highly Recommended.

- Dave Jenkinson

A stone-age adventure! It's a great story that teaches history through science and nature. There are so many things to learn if you just look around at your natural surroundings. From rocks to petrified wood, these natural things tell a story of their own. If your little one likes dinosaurs and fossils, this book is definitely for them!

- Alyssa