A Place for Birds (A Place For. . . #2) (Paperback)

A Place for Birds (A Place For. . . #2) By Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond (Illustrator) Cover Image

A Place for Birds (A Place For. . . #2) (Paperback)

By Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond (Illustrator)


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North America has almost three billion fewer birds now than it had fifty years ago. It may be hard to believe, but birds are in danger, and they are calling for our help. Sadly, humans are often the source of the harm! What can we do to help save them?

In simple yet compelling language, Melissa Stewart showcases twelve North American birds, from the familiar eastern bluebird to the rare Kirtland's warbler. Her clear narrative shows the threats these birds face, and informative sidebars describe a wide variety of efforts to save them.

In addition, remarkable full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict the birds within the ecosystems that support their survival. Range maps and additional bird facts are also included.

This nonfiction picture book is part of the prize-winning A Place for... series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats. An ideal choice for young birders, scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.
Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for children. Her books have won numerous honors, including CCBC Choices, Bank Street Best Children's Books, NSTA Recommends, Green Earth Book, and Parents' Choice Recommended awards. She offers live and virtual school visits as well as programs for educators.

Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art. She is a fine artist and has illustrator, whose work has been used in books, magazines, posters, calendars, advertising, collectors' plates, brochures, figurines, and dolls. She is also the first African American woman to illustrate a United States postage stamp. She lives in Tennessee.

Product Details ISBN: 9781561458400
ISBN-10: 1561458406
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: A Place For. . .
"Well organized and laid out and should make for a useful prompt for discussing human effects on the environment: statements about the problems birds encounter are accompanied by handsome, realistic paintings" —School Library Journal

"A useful addition to science collections" —Booklist

"An accessible introduction to environmental issues. . . effective and engaging. . . Bond's acrylic illustrations depict realistic scenes with a crisp vibrancy. Put this one in the hands of budding scientists, environmentalists and nature lovers." —Kirkus Reviews