Drum roll please! I am thrilled to reveal the cover of my forthcoming picture book, Backyard Birds of Puget Sound: Field Guide for Budding Birders, illustrations by Anya Macleod. Isn’t it gorgeous? Available Spring, 2020.
About the Book
Of all the animals, our winged friends are the easiest to find and enjoy year-round. To help budding naturalists get started on this exciting hobby, Backyard Birds of Puget Sound is an easy-to-read, fact-filled introduction to 70 of the most common backyard birds — from tiny jewel-colored hummingbirds to large hawks and everything in between — the perfect window into nature. This guide, over 200 pages, includes 70 beautiful watercolor illustrations of the most frequently observed backyard birds, with notes on sizes and distinguishing markings, morphology, migration and location, habitat, behavior, diet, backyard tips and more.
In the back of the book, you’ll find a glossary, checklist of Washington state birds, and a comprehensive list of helpful resources and information.
Text by Kelly Lenihan | Illustrations by Anya Macleod | Published by Artisan Bookworks
About the Author
Delighting in a lifelong penchangt for writing, Kelly sequed into books for children in 2012. She writes fiction and nonfiction for ages 2-10. As a freelance writer since 1993, she’s been published in various magazines and enjoyed her own newspaper column for several years, focusing on multicultural arts and crafts and exploring gardening and nature through science and art, including hands-on projects – enjoyed by librarians, school teachers, and parents/family/caregivers of young children. When she’s not writing, you might find Kelly in the kitchen cooking for her food blog, or outdoors with her camera.
Where to Buy It
You can pre-order Backyard Birds of Puget Sound from the publisher
ISBN 978-0999120040 | Softcover $24.99 USD