About Birds

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
An award-winning, educator-approved first book on birds. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the celebrated About… and About Habitats series.  
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  • ISBN: 9781561456888
  • Publication date: 04/01/2013
  • Page Count: 40
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • ISBN: 9781682630822
  • Publication date: 04/01/2018
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Description

An award-winning, educator-approved first book on birds. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the celebrated About… and About Habitats series.

★ “Exceptionally detailed and uniformly accurate…the Sills succeed admirably.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

In this simple volume, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses clear, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are, what they do, and how they live.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill provides beautifully detailed, realistic paintings to showcase the birds’ diverse and natural worlds, and an afterword inspires further learning.

About Birds is part of the Sills’ award-winning About… series, ideal for casual exploration as well as for preschool and elementary science and animal life units.

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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John Sill

Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina.

Reviews

“Exceptionally detailed and uniformly accurate…the Sills succeed admirably.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Fifteen exquisite, scrupulously accurate watercolors of birds in their habitats are captioned by a deceptively simple text…An excellent concept book that takes its young audience seriously while skillfully providing the basics of an important subject.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The full-color illustrations by wildlife artist John Sill are so lifelike that one almost expects the birds to fly off the pages…a wonderful visual introduction…” ―Booklist

Awards

NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2013

CCBC Choices (The Natural World) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 1991

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

AR Level: 1.2
Lexile: AD220L
Themes: Bird Behavior, Bird Characteristics, Bird Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems