Superlative Birds

Superlative Birds

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Overview

Get to know all about the best and brightest—and smelliest!—birds in Leslie Bulion’s award-winning collection of avian science poetry. You won’t even need binoculars!

★ “Fascinating.”—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

★ “In works such as Superlative Birds, the collaboration of poetry and science invites children of varying reading preferences, learning styles, and worldviews to enter nature study through their own chosen door.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, STARRED REVIEW

★ “Entertaining and educational, a superlative package.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Ever wonder which bird has the loudest voice? Which one builds the biggest nest or has the most feathers? Get to know all about the best and brightest―and smelliest!―denizens of the bird world with this collection of nonfiction science verses.

Award-winning science poetry author Leslie Bulion dedicates a variety of verse to these impressive birds and includes a science glossary, notes on poetic forms, and resources for more information in the back of the book. Witty drawings by Robert Meganck add another layer of fun to this humorous and informative gallery of the world’s most accomplished birds. Ideal for cross-curricular learning, including units on animals, birds, nature, and poetry. Available in eBook.

Awards:

Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels List —National Council of Teachers of English
Connecticut Book Award (Finalist, Young Readers: Picture Books) —Connecticut Center for the Book
Delaware Diamonds (Nominee, Grades 3-5) ―Diamond State Reading Association

Also by Leslie Bulion:
Amphibian Acrobats
At the Sea Floor Café
Leaf Litter Critters
Random Body Parts
Spi-Ku



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561459513
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 774,361
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children’s books.

Designer and illustrator Robert Meganck is Professor of illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, and color theory at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has received over 300 regional, national, and international awards for illustration and graphic design work, and been recognized for excellence by such organizations as The Society of Illustrators New York and The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

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