The On Bird Hill & Beyond series, written by NY Times bestselling author, Jane Yolen, was conceived to take children and parents on wonderous journeys to all the major habitats of North America where birds are found, not only giving them a true sense of each place, but also instilling a sense of awe that something magical that can be felt in a special moment.
The first book that began the series, On Bird Hill, is set in a fantastical world, celebrating the moment of new life as a baby bird is born into the world. Hailed by reviewers as “imaginative,” “luminous,” and a “sweetly surreal meditation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild”) it encouraged readers to stop, look, and listen to what's around them, because the world abounds in simple wonders so often overlooked.
On Duck Pond, , the first sequel, takes readers to an idyllic New England pond, to introduce readers to our first real habitat, but with the same patina of stopping to observe and feel a "magical moment." Back matter shares info about the creatures on the pond...a little slice of STEM presented in a visual and engaging way to readers, the hallmark of Cornell Lab Publishing Group children's books.
On Gull Beach continues the journey to an all new habitat, filled with gulls, shorebirds, and other creatures, set on the beautiful Cape Cod shoreline, where gulls hover, dive, and chase with pitched acrobatics in pursuit of a seastar.
Look for our next destination of wonder in spring 2019 (it's still a secret)!
About the Author
Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages, You Nest Here With Me which is a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Her husband David Stemple was both a well known bird recordist and a professor of computer science and he taught the entire family how to identify birds. Many of Ms. Yolen's books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Easthampton, MA.
Bob Marstall is the illustrator of nine nonfiction children’s books, including The Lady and the Spider, which sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and was a Reading Rainbow selection. Bob has also been honored with an ALA Notable; an IRA Teachers’ Choice; a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children; and three John Burroughs selections. In addition, two of Bob’s books are included in the New York Times Parent’s Guide’s “1001 Best Books of the Twentieth Century.” Bob lives in Easthampton, MA.