A Nest Full of Eggs

Overview

Named a Best Children's Science Book of the Year by Science Books & Films, this classic picture book follows a full year of growth and change for robins: how the birds develop inside their eggs during the spring; how they mature into fledglings in the summer; how they learn to fly in the fall; and how they leave for warmer climates in winter—only to return when spring comes around again.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features rich vocabulary and beautiful ...

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Overview

Named a Best Children's Science Book of the Year by Science Books & Films, this classic picture book follows a full year of growth and change for robins: how the birds develop inside their eggs during the spring; how they mature into fledglings in the summer; how they learn to fly in the fall; and how they leave for warmer climates in winter—only to return when spring comes around again.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features rich vocabulary and beautiful spreads detailing different bird habitats and feather types. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Charles Walcott, Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology and Behavior and former director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Characteristics of birds, examples of diversity within the bird world, and bird growth and development are topics well covered in this simple introduction to the field. While the illustration style may cause older readers to think of Dick and Jane, the double-page spreads of bird's feathers and nests will intrigue their young partners. There's just enough information here so that young readers will feel informed, but not necessarily ready to join the Audubon Society. Part of the "Let's Read and Find Out Science" series.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2A young boy and girl observe the activities of a robin family from the first ``cheer-up'' call of spring, through nest building, hatching, and fledging. Additional information about other kinds of birds and their behaviors is touched upon. One double-spread shows development within the egg. The format is open and inviting with illustrations that have child appeal. However, the colors appear rather flat and washed out, lacking the exuberance one associates with the season. An adequate accompaniment to Barrie Watts's Birds' Nest Silver Burdett, 1991, a photographic presentation of the nesting season of the blue titmouse.Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJ
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Meet the Author

Priscilla Belz Jenkins is the author of two other books in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: A Nest Full of Eggs, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell, and Falcons Nest on Skyscrapers, illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Ms. Jenkins lives in San Rafael, CA.

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell have collaborated on all the Mrs. Madoff books, including St. Patrick's Day and Presidents' Day, and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Anne is the author of What's So Bad About Gasoline?; Brendan and Belinda and the Slam Dunk!; Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?; and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Lizzy is the author-illustrator of Good Enough to Eat; The Busy Body Book; and Hello Baby! Both Anne and Lizzy live in Connecticut.

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