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About Seabirds
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Teacher’s Guide

About Seabirds

A Guide for Children

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

A simple first look at birds that spend most of their lives on or near the ocean. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About… series.

In this addition to the About… series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what seabirds are, where they live, what they eat, and how they move.

Illustrator John Sill offers detailed watercolor art that shows the characteristics all seabirds share, while offering a closer look at a number of these distinctive birds that spend most of their lives on or near the ocean, lakes, or along the shore—from the Brown Pelican and the King Penguin to the Magnificent Frigatebird and the Blue-footed Booby.

A glossary, afterword, and suggestions for further reading will inspire young readers to learn more.

About Seabirds is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on birds, marine, and animal life.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-092-1
Publication Date: 8/1/2020
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
F&P: I, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: AD530L
Themes: Seabird Behavior, Seabird Characteristics, Seabird Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2:  JNF003150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology


“The uncluttered format…will be appealing to young audiences.” —Booklist Online

“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

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.