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  • Winner, Canadian Science Writers, Science in Society Children's Book Award, 2005
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2008
  • Short-listed, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2007
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2006
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, 2006
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2006
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Top Ten, 2007

Backyard Birds: An Introduction Canadian Title

By Robert Bateman   and Ian Coutts   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545997430 Paperback
48 Pages | 8.01" x 10" | Ages 7 to 12

Robert Bateman's unique talents as an artist, naturalist and storyteller make him the ideal guide to the world of birding. His marvelous paintings and accessible text introduce children to the wonder of familiar birds. Beautifully crafted sections include special features on identifying, feeding and finding backyard birds. Key facts about the different species are conveyed in fieldguide style through special sketchbook sidebars. Backyard Birds is the perfect introduction and a wonderful book for fledgling birders, and for any fans of Robert Bateman's art.