Discover birds who survive winter against all odds in this poetic, gorgeously illustrated picture book for young readers.
Snowflakes whirling, snow-flocks swirling, streaks of white twirl through the night... You've heard of birds who migrate to warmer climates in the wintertime – but what about those who persevere through snowy weather and freezing temperatures? With elegant verse and striking illustrations, Snow Birds salutes the brave and resourceful birds who adapt to survive the coldest months.
Kirsten Hall is a former teacher; the founder of the boutique children’s book agency Catbird Productions; and the author of the picture books The Gold Leaf, The Jacket (a New York Times Notable Children’s Book), and The Honeybee (a Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award winner). She lives in New York.
Jenni Desmond is an award-winning author-illustrator who has been a Maurice Sendak Fellow and a Kate Greenaway Medal nominee, and her book The Polar Bear was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. She lives in East London.
"A soulful, vivid look at the hidden world of winter birds."
– New York City Audobon
"Hall's skillful poetry reads aloud well, making this a solid candidate for small-group storytime even where the birds – or even the snow – aren't familiar."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Gentle enough for bedtime wind-down, this title invites repeat reading and perhaps a virtual trip online to listen to bird calls."
– Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Hall's effervescent poems beg to be read aloud."