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An award-winning first glimpse into the world of hummingbirds. From the celebrated team of Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the About… and About Habitats series.

In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the many varieties of hummingbirds—from the smallest type (the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba) to the largest (the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America). An afterword inspires further learning.

About Hummingbirds is part of the award-winning About… series, perfect for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary units in science and animal life.

Also available from Cathryn and John Sill:
About Birds
About Parrots
About Raptors
About Seabirds
About Woodpeckers


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ?National Science Teacher Association, Children’s Book Council
Best Children’s Books of the Year ?Bank Street College of Education
Cook Prize (Finalist) ?Bank Street College of Education Children’s Book Committee
NSTA Recommends ?National Science Teachers Association
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ?Society of School Librarians International
Delaware Diamonds (Nominee, Grades K-2) ?Diamond State Reading Association
Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award (Honor Book, Beginning Non-Fiction) ?Maryland Library Association
North Carolina Author Awards (AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ?North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
Children’s Gallery Award (Nominee) ?National Christian School Association


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