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About Woodpeckers
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Teacher’s Guide

About Woodpeckers

A Guide for Children

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

Calling all birders! The creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About… series offer a first glimpse into the world of woodpeckers in this beautiful classroom favorite!

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill offers a colorful and informative introduction to the diverse world of woodpeckers.

With the help of the beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Woodpeckers explains the basic characteristics that all woodpeckers share, while presenting a closer look at the many types of birds that fall into this diverse category. An afterword provides more details.

About Woodpeckers is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.

An Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 ―NSTA / CBC

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-004-4
Publication Date: 8/1/2018
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: AD550L
Themes: Animals, Zoology, Ecosystems
BISAC 1: JNF003030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
BISAC 2:  JNF051050 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology
BISAC 3: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems


“The Sills’ latest nature book offers interesting facts about woodpeckers as well as images of many varieties… A handsome addition to the dependable About series.” ―Booklist Online


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―NSTA / CBC, 2019

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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.