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Birds Make Nests

Michael Garland


List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/30/2017)


An illustrated introduction to where birds make their homes, all across the globe.

Birds make many kinds of nests in many kinds of places, to keep their eggs safe and to raise their chicks.

In this colorful picture book, acclaimed artist Michael Garland introduces more than twenty species of birds and the intriguing homes they make, from puffins' burrows to orioles' hanging nests.

With simple text, accessible for new readers, this is a perfect introduction to the many ways animals make their homes. The vibrant artwork, created with traditional woodcuts and digital coloring techniques, is labeled with the English common names of each bird shown.

A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12!
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year (Outstanding Merit)

Praise For Birds Make Nests

"Eggs-actly right for a nature themed storytime."—Kirkus Reviews
"Colorful, earthy woodcuts illustrate the homes where birds raise their families. . . . Equally at home on picture book and nonfiction shelves, this is a lovely and informative selection on different bird species and their nests."—School Library Journal
"[The] images captivate viewers, engaging them enough to make them wonder . . . A handsome addition to wildlife collections serving young children."—Booklist
"Get an up close and personal glimpse into the fascinating world of birds and the ingenious ways they build their nests. . . . This title should be added to all STEM book lists."—School Library Connection
Winner of the Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text

Holiday House, 9780823441761, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 2019

About the Author

Michael Garland has written and illustrated many books for children, including several bestsellers.  His titles include Fish Had a Wish, cited as one of the Top 25 Children's Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews; Tugboat; and the I Like to Read® books Car Goes Far, Lost Dog, and Pizza Mouse. His work is frequently featured in the Society of Illustrators art show, and has won many honors. He lives in New York.