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Jenna Bush Hager and mom Laura Bush to write children's book together

TODAY correspondent Jenna Bush Hager and her mom, former first lady Laura Bush, are teaming up to co-write their second children's book together.

According to the Associated Press, in May 2016, HarperCollins will publish "Our Great Big Backyard," a new picture book that focuses on one young girl who learns to really see what's around her.

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Laura Bush and Jenna Bush are publishing a children's book

Jane, the character at the heart of the story, embarks on a road trip with her family to see the national parks, and soon she's "paying attention to the majestic sights and spending less time looking at her screen."

The subject matter is near and dear to both of the authors. Jenna is now a mother to two daughters — 2-year-old Mila and 2-month-old Poppy — herself. And Laura Bush serves as an honorary co-chairwoman, alongside current First Lady Michelle Obama, for the National Park Service centennial celebration next year.

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“I’ve hiked with childhood friends in the parks for years,” Laura Bush said in a statement given to the Associated Press. “Jenna accompanied me on a float trip through the Grand Canyon and rode a horse for the first time when she was 3 near the Big Bend National Park. I want all children to go outside, play in nature, and explore America’s magnificent sites with their families.”

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In 2010, the mother-daughter duo released their first kids' book, "Read All About It!"

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