by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Meet the feathered inhabitants of coastlines and oceans around the world in this new addition to Cathryn and John Sill’s award-winning About… series.
Young readers will learn about diverse species of seabirds and their habitats in this nonfiction guide for beginning birders. Author Cathryn Sill uses simple, descriptive text to explore behavioral patterns, including how seabirds hunt, what they eat, and the materials they choose to build their nests. Artist John Sill’s beautiful, accurate illustrations bring these fascinating birds to life, from the familiar King Penguin to the wily Magnificent Frigatebird who steals fish from other birds. A closing message about conservation will inspire nature enthusiasts and young scientists to protect seabirds and the places they live.
Backmatter includes an afterword that dives into more detail about each image, including how seabirds’ bodies have adapted to cold, wet conditions and how far some are willing to go offshore (thousands of miles!). A comprehensive glossary and resources for further reading make About Seabirds a valuable resource for educators and avid young readers who hope to expand their knowledge about some of nature’s most interesting creatures.
“Sill’s artwork enhances the text… The detailed illustrations are engaging and informative…. This serviceable guide to seabirds contains straightforward language and colorful illustrations. Recommended for most public and school libraries.” —School Library Journal
Find About Seabirds this August at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our brand-new Fall 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles coming to Peachtree this season in paperback!