Image from Mama Built a Little Nest, copyright Steve Jenkins
Mama Built a Little Nest words by Jennifer Ward illustrations by Steve Jenkins Beach Lane Books
2018 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
2016 Illinois Reads Selection
2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Award, nominee
2016 Kentucky Master List, KASL
2015 ALSC Notable Book
52 Great Reads, Library of Congress, National Book Festival
Best Children's Books of 2014, Parenting Magazine
100 Best Children's Books, the New York Public Library
Best Informational Book for Young Readers, the Chicago Public Library
Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, nominee
Best Picture Books of 2014, The Huffington Post
Colorado Book Award Winner
Kentucky Bluegrass Award, nominee
Ladybug Picture Book Award, nominee (New Hampshire)
Red Clover Award Honor Book (Vermont)
Washington Towner Nonfiction Award, nominee
Reviews *Starred review, Publishers Weekly - Jenkins's (Animals Upside Down) signature paper collages handsomely illustrate this inviting read about bird nest variety.
*Starred review, Booklist - Pairing elaborate cut-paper collage with rhyming couplets, Ward and Jenkins show the beautiful variety of bird nests found around the world. Young bird-lovers will adore this cozy, illuminating look into avian habitats .
Kirkus - The author clearly feels a mission to impart her extensive knowledge of birds and bird behavior to the very young, and she’s found an appealing and attractive way to accomplish this.
School Library Journal - A practically perfect science picture book.
Visit the illustrator's website, Caldecott Medalist Steve Jenkins, to learn about collage illustration.