In Bird Count, sumptuously illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman, a child becomes a citizen scientist for a day in her town’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Ava is excited when Big Al, the leader of their count team, asks her to record the tally this year. Using her most important tools—her eyes and ears—she eagerly identifies and counts the birds they observe on their assigned route around the town. Carefully Ava and her team follow the rules of the count, then she records the numbers on their tally sheet. At the end of the day, they meet up with the other teams in the area for a Christmas Bird Count party, where they combine their totals and share stories about their observations. Book includes more information about the birds Ava’s team records and about the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count!
Bird Count received a Parents’ Choice Silver Award and was selected by the International Literacy Association as their 2020 Primary Fiction Award winner.
written by Susan Edwards Richmond, illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
32 pages, hardcover, 10 3/8 x 9 3/8″
Suggested age range 4-8 yrs
A Peachtree Publishing book
Watch Stephanie Fizer Coleman's illustration process here!