The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Minnesota Wins NOBA Award
We are excited to announce that The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Minnesota, a children’s book, by naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela won an honorable mention in the National Outdoor Book Awards.
The NOBA review: This pocket-sized book is the perfect guide for budding bird watchers. Bird expert Stan Tekiela has done a dandy job of boiling down bird identification to short and simple sentences that kids from 8 to 12 years old will easily understand. Each bird is illustrated with a full-page photo. On the opposite page from the photo, Tekiela provides one-sentence identification clues: what to look for, where to find them, what they eat, etc. His final flourish is to end each bird segment with a fun factoid called “Stan’s really cool stuff.”
About the book: Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Minnesota Field Guide has been delighting bird-watchers for more than 15 years. Now, the award-winning author has created a perfect identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Minnesota features 100 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use.
Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Each bird gets a beautiful full-color photograph and a full page of neat-to-know information―such as field marks, favorite hangouts, a range map, and Stan’s cool facts―that make identification a snap. Fun bonus activities for the whole family, like building a birdhouse and participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, make this a must-have beginner’s guide to bird-watching in the Land of 10,000 Lakes!
About the author: Naturalist, wildlife photographer, and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 175 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles, and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, and cacti in the United States. Stan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota, and he has received national and regional awards for his books and photography.
Check out Stan’s other children’s books:
- Jump, Little Wood Ducks (with Marion Dane Bauer)
- Whose Butt?
- Whose Baby Butt?
- Do Beavers Need Blankets?
- Some Babies are Wild (with Marion Dane Bauer)
- Snouts & Sniffers
You can follow Stan on Facebook and Twitter, or contact him via his web page. Stan’s nationally syndicated NatureSmart Column appears in more than 25 cities spanning 5 states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Pennsylvania) and is circulated to more than 750,000 readers. Stan’s author page on Amazon features some amazing videos! Check them out, and follow him for updates.