The Birds and the Bees

h1 September 11th, 2014 by jules

Joyce Sidman’s “Winter Bees,”
illustrated by Rick Allen

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David Elliott’s “The Hummingbird,”
illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

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Last week at Kirkus, I wrote here about two new picture book poetry collections — On the Wing by David Elliott and illustrated by newcomer Becca Stadtlander and, coming in November from Joyce Sidman, Winter Bees & Other Poems of the the Cold, illustrated by Rick Allen.

I’ve got art from each today.



From Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold


“Dream of the Tundra Swan” spread
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“Vole in Winter” spread
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From On the Wing


“The Cardinal”
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ON THE WING. Text copyright © 2014 by David Elliott. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Rebecca Stadtlander. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

WINTER BEES & OTHER POEMS OF THE COLD. Text copyright © 2014 by Joyce Sidman. Illustrations copyright © 2014 by Rick Allen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston.

4 comments to “The Birds and the Bees”

  1. These two books have been on my “must have” list for a long while. Gorgeous words, gorgeous art!

  2. I see a golden sun coming to the cover of Winter Bees.

  3. Just bought WINTER BEES for myself this week, and finally got ON THE WING as well. SO happy to see/read both of them!!

  4. […] themed picture book collections of his poems, such as In the Sea, In the Wild, On the Farm, On the Wing, and In the Past. I felt I would be stepping into big shoes, because many titles in the series had […]

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