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Children’s Book Week | A Review of Backyard Birding for Kids

It’s Children’s Book Week!

Every year since 1987, the CBCA has chosen a Book Week theme to inspire teachers, librarians, and children. The CBCA has chosen Read, Grow, Inspire as the theme for 2023.

As an annual tradition of Book Week, esteemed children’s book illustrators are chosen to create bookmarks that celebrate kid lit and reading. This year, six artists have contributed their beautiful and inspiring artwork keeping with the theme, Read Books. Spark Change

These bookmarks are available to print and distribute to children, teens, and book lovers everywhere. These downloadable bookmarks (and other fun things) can be found on the Every Child A Reader site HERE.

Here’s a New Book to Add to Your Family Bookshelf

Author, birder, and outdoors researcher Erika Zambello presents a kids’ introduction to bird-watching with her latest book Backyard Birding for Kids. This children’s book is ideal for early and middle-grade readers.

With fascinating information for beginners, the book provides readers with an understanding of bird anatomy, life cycles, habitat, and 60 species of backyard birds! This is a perfect children’s start to bird-watching with bird facts, an identification guide, and how-to instructions. 


About the author: 

Erika Zambello has explored hundreds of ecological research sites, estuarine research reserves, national parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges across the Southeast and around the country from her home base in North Florida. 

She is a National Geographic Young Explorer and serves on the board of the National Parks Traveler. She holds a Master\’s Degree in Environmental Management from the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment (where she specialized in Ecosystem Science and Conservation) and a Master\’s Degree in Strategic Communication from the University of West Florida. As a writer, her work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Voices, Backpacker, Florida Sportsman, and more..