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A Place for Birds

by Melissa Stewart
Illustrated by Higgins Bond

Published by Peachtree, 2009
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-56145-474-7

Ages 6 - 9

Birds face threats from a variety of different human activities. But people can make a difference in their survival, too. Eleven different kinds of birds are briefly profiled in this book that looks at ways humans both harm and help. Positive actions that people can take include building nesting boxes, turning down city lights during migration season, banning dangerous chemicals, protecting and preserving habitats, and even keeping cats indoors. Author Melissa Stewart concisely summarizes distinct threats followed by corresponding positive actions, ending each with the lyrical refrain "so birds can live and grow." Detailed illustrations of each bird and a larger rendering of its natural setting are accompanied by boxed text on double-page spreads describing the species, its ecosystem, and the danger it faces. Endpapers show where each bird can be found in the United States. CCBC categories: The Natural World.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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