Budding birders will enjoy finding out about birds of prey in this award-winning first guide from the creators of the celebrated About… and About Habitats series.
“A must-buy.” ―School Library Journal
In this addition to the About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are raptors, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.
With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of raptors around the world, from the majestic Bald Eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed Secretary Bird of Africa. An afterword provides more details.
About Raptors is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award ―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
“A must-buy for all libraries interested in building a strong natural-science collection for their young patrons.” ―School Library Journal
“With a clear, simple text and handsome, sometimes dramatic paintings of birds in different habitats, this is a fine introduction.” ―Booklist
“The young reader is led by text and illustration to explore the diverse world of birds of prey.” ―NSTA Recommends
“Another amazing book in the ‘About…’ series…The text is gently informative…the artwork is splendidly realistic…Engaging and absorbing.” ―Bristol Herald Courier
“Perfect introductions to animals… an excellent example of easy nonfiction…” ―Science Books & Films
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2011
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2011
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award ―Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2010
AR Level: 2.2
F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre I
Themes: Raptor Behavior, Raptor Characteristics, Raptor Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION/Animals/Birds
BISAC 2: JNF051050 JUVENILE NONFICTION/Science & Nature/Biology
BISAC 3: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION/Animals/General