F is for Feathers
A Bird Alphabet
What animal is descended from dinosaurs, pollinates plants, flies thousands of miles annually, can weigh less than a dime or as much as 340 pounds, and can even remember when humans have been kind or mean? Meet the bird! Birds are extraordinary creatures and they live almost everywhere on earth. With over 10,000 bird species, there's tremendous variety in sizes, shapes, colors, and abilities. And besides being beautiful to look at, birds are a critical part of our ecosystems and support biodiversity on our planet. Through poetry and sidebar text, F is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet explores all aspects of bird life, from physical characteristics to types of habitat. Additional information includes a glossary, ways to protect birds and their environment, and tips on how to be a good bird watcher.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111400), PDF (9781534197831), Hosted ebook (9781534197855)|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||11 x 9|
Kirkus Reviews - F is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet
“This picture book presents a collection of fascinating facts about birding and feathered creatures….An attractive addition to the nature shelf.”
School Library Journal - F is for Feathers: A Bird Alphabet
“With enormous visual appeal and well-curated facts, this book will satisfy browsers and budding ornithologists alike.”
Author: Helen L. Wilbur
A former librarian, Helen L. Wilbur spent many years in the world of publishing. She has a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University.
Helen’s award-winning children’s books include Finnegan and Fox: The Ten-Foot Cop (2014 Bank Street Best Books of the Year for Children, 2013 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award), Lily’s Victory Garden (2011 Storytelling World Resource Honor Award: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners Category, 2011 IRA Teacher’s Choices Reading List – Primary Category), Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet (2009 Mom’s Choice Award) and M is for Meow: A Cat Alphabet (a 2007 ASPCA Henry Bergh Honor Book).
She shares her writing experiences at conferences, schools, and libraries. Helen lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and spends her summers in the mountains of New Hampshire. Read more about her at helenwilbur.com.
Illustrator: Andy Atkins
Andy Atkins’s adventures in tropical rainforests proved to be a valuable resource for the artwork in this book. He lives in Ventura, California.
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