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How to find a bird / written by Jennifer Ward ; illustrated by Diana Sudyka.

Ward, Jennifer, 1963- (author.). Sudyka, Diana, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Grygla LINK Site e 598.0723 WAR (Text) 35500006330771 New Available -
Fertile Public Library E 598.0723 WAR (Text) 33500013274634 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site E 598.0723 WAR (Text) 33500013274642 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481467056
  • ISBN: 1481467050
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A non-fiction guide to finding and observing birds for young bird-watchers."-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    Birds are absolutely everywhere—they hide, they creep, they fly, they flock!—and this marvelous guide to finding feathered friends in the wild poetically points out the endless possibilities. Though plenty of birds take to the skies and trees, a birdwatcher shouldn't simply look up, Ward insists. Some blend into their surroundings, some nest on the ground, and some paddle in the water, sneaking snacks. Most important, don't forget to simply stop and listen for birds, as a glorious spread of cheery birdcalls suggests. It's a thoroughly charming introduction to bird behavior, and Sudyka's resplendent watercolor and gouache illustrations fill the pages with movement and onomatopoeic songs. Ward easily conveys a real excitement and admiration for our avian companions and makes bird-watching feel incredibly accessible for readers who may find themselves wandering in the woods or simply staring out their windows. Back matter includes some wonderfully helpful tips and resources for new bird watchers, and the vivid introduction to the subject is sure to make a budding ornithologist out of any young reader. Grades K-2. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer Ward has written numerous award-winning picture books, including Just You and Me, illustrated by Alexander Vidal; How to Find a Bird, illustrated by Diana Sudyka; Round, illustrated by Lisa Congdon; and Mama Built a Little Nest and Mama Dug a Little Den, both illustrated by Steve Jenkins. A former elementary educator, Jennifer Ward is an experienced public speaker who travels the country, speaking in schools and at international and national writer and literacy conferences. She lives with her family in Edwardsville, Illinois. Visit her at

Diana Sudyka is a Chicago-based illustrator. Early on, she created screen-printed gig posters for musicians but currently her illustration work focuses on young adult, middle grade, and children&;s books. She has illustrated several volumes of the award-winning book series The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley, as well as the picture books Sometimes Rain by Meg Fleming, What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett, and How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward. Visit her at

Subject: Bird watching > Juvenile literature.
Bird watching.
Bird watching.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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