Friday, July 28, 2017

Book Nook: Look, See the Bird!

Books can be a great way to introduce kids to scientific concepts they might not normally be interested. A new book I got to review, Look, See the Bird! is s beautiful book that encourages children to be observant about the world around them. It also incorporates connection with nature and good stewardship. 

The book shows children in several different places learning about birds in their area. Each time, they point out a bird, and each time, they learn about birds in Nicaragua, Alabama, and Ontario. By incorporating different places, and more facts about the birds in the back of the book, kids will learn about science and geography. Even if your child isn't a great bird-watcher, this is a good way to get him or her to look and see the diversity of birds available in your own area, and how it changes throughout the year.

About the Authors

Katie Fallon is a nature writer, educator, and wild bird rehabilitator. She is the author of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird, which was a finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. She has taught writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, and is a founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia.

Bill Wilson is the co-founder of Birds & Beans® Coffee and a consumer-marketing expert with over 30 years of domestic and international experience. Birds & Beans® Coffee is the only coffee brand in the US that solely roasts Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center 'Bird Friendly®' certified beans, 100% shade grown, organic and Fair-Trade certified coffee. The enterprise is a for profit conservation business aimed at helping stop songbird population drops. Birds & Beans conservation partners include the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Bird Conservancy.

Leigh Anne Carter is a naturalist and freelance illustrator. After traveling to California to pursue an education for science illustration she moved back to her native city of Charlotte, North Carolina. She illustrated The Birds of Mecklenburg County and is involved in local conservation efforts and education.

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