Homes in the Wild
Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live
As informative as it is lovely, Homes in the Wild is an adorable nonfiction picture book from author/illustrator Lita Judge that shows that wild creatures—from beavers to bobcats, and sloths to squirrels—aren't so different from us after all.
Just like us, every baby animal has a home. Some live in complex burrows deep underground, others in simple nests high in the treetops. But all homes, regardless of where they are or how they're built, serve the same purpose: providing shelter where a baby can eat, sleep, learn, and stay safe while growing up.
Animal lovers will delight in this gorgeously illustrated peek inside the homes—from burrows deep underground to nests high in the trees—where baby animals live and grow.
A 2020 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12
Praise For Homes in the Wild: Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live…
“A lovely and informative picture book featuring over 20 kinds of animal families and their homes in nature. A must for nonfiction collections everywhere.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“An attractive, visually engaging introduction to animal homes.” —Booklist
“The paintings . . . are true, endearing winners, depicting realistic, adorable, close-knit animal families in their homes and habitats . . . Solid, appealing nonfiction for the younger set.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Advanced young readers will appreciate the combination of adorable animals and sophisticated text, while others will enjoy having the details read aloud as they look at endearing kits and pups.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Born in the Wild:
“Small humans whose parents read to them will find fellow feeling with the well-care-for wild babies in these pages . . . Warmly friendly and inviting for a wide range of ages.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This charming picture book presents more than 20 baby animals and their parents . . . illustrations depict these animals so tenderly that readers may forget that these are wild creatures.” —School Library Journal,starred review
“Judge offers an intimate study of the lives of animal babies and their parents, accompanied by her typically tender, naturalistic illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A visually captivating volume on animal families.” —Booklist
Roaring Brook Press, 9781626727243, 48pp.
Publication Date: June 18, 2019
About the Author
Lita Judge is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books for young readers, including How Big Were Dinosaurs?, Bird Talk, Born in the Wild, Flight School, and Red Sled. After a summer spent reading the handwritten journals of Mary Shelley, Lita embarked on a five year journey to tell the story of this courageous teenager in Mary’s Monster. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with her husband, two cats and a parrot.