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Backyard Birds

Backyard Birds — New Book in Time for Bird Feeding Season

We are so excited about Backyard Birds and want to share a bit about it with all of our birding buddies. Stan Tekiela’s Backyard Birds: Welcomed Guests at Our Gardens and Feeders highlights the simple joys of bird-watching. It really is one of life’s great pastimes. Seeing a colorful friend flit about your backyard brings feelings of excitement, gladness, and contentment. Stan understands the thrill of bird-watching. The award-winning author and naturalist has been studying and photographing the winged creatures for more than 25 years. In Backyard Birds, he guides you through the wonderful lives of the most popular, most beloved species—like the American Goldfinch, the Northern Cardinal, and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. His incomparable photography captures the birds in action and depicts behaviors that are sure to charm and perhaps even surprise you, while the book’s headings and small blocks of text make for easy yet informative browsing. Every important aspect of the birds’ lives, from first...

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Critter Litter

Crazy Critter Litter

Kids will be crazy about critters after this engaging introduction to wildlife! Critter Litter: See What Critters Leave Behind is an entertaining, educational book featuring flaps that children can lift in order to see the scat (poop!), fun facts, and full-color photos of 12 mammals. Award-winning author, naturalist, and photographer Stan Tekiela shares fun facts about 12 animals and the “litter” they leave behind. Teaching Kids About the Natural World Young readers will learn to tell what animals have visited the area by the signs left behind: tracks, food, and, yes, even scat. Let kids giggle as they learn to appreciate mammals and the natural world. About the author of Critter Litter Naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela has written more than 130 books, including nature appreciation books and children’s books. He is perhaps best known for his popular state-specific field guide series, which now includes books about birds, mammals, trees, and wildflowers. He has...

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Award-Winning Children’s Books

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers, and members of the media look for the Mom’s Choice Award mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. We are thrilled that this year alone, three of our children’s books are gold award-winning books. We have a bit of a humble-brag here on the blog. Superhero expert (and one of the illustrious members of our Adventure Publications blog team) Ryan Jacobson joined forces with award-winning naturalist and photographer Stan Tekiela to spotlight 13 North American animals and their astonishing super powers. Can you say “laser eyes?” Any interest in “super speed?” It’s an amazing book and we’re all honored that the Mom’s Choice Award committee agrees with us! The Mom’s Choice Awards® named Super Animal Powers: The Amazing Abilities of Animals by Ryan Jacobson with photography by Stan Tekiela a gold award...

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