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Remarkable Relationships in the Wild

Written by Jennifer Ward

Illustrated by Alexander Vidal

Beach Lane Books (Sept. 07, 2021)
ISBN 13:978-1534460980

Celebrate perfect partnerships in nature with this fascinating rhyming picture book exploring symbiosis with vibrant illustrations and fun facts that will delight young animal enthusiasts.

All over the world, unlikely pairs of plants and animals work together.
Under the sea, the stinging anemone protects the boxer crab in exchange for food. In the desert, the woodpecker shelters inside a tall saguaro cactus and then distributes its seeds so more will grow.
Near the water, the mighty hippopotamus stays pest-free because of the hungry egret that rides comfortably on its back. Even humans have to do our part—we depend on Earth for our survival, so we must do our best to protect our amazing planet.

Enjoy a sneak peek!

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 by Jennifer Ward,

illustrated by Diana Sudyka

Beach Lane Books 



Enticing and beautiful. The book concludes with a spread of “tools and tips” for becoming a bird watcher and even a citizen scientist.
- The Horn Book, starred review

"Sudyka’s opaque watercolors are as engaging as the text. Bird-finding made easy and attractive."


"A thoroughly charming introduction to bird behavior, and Sudyka’s resplendent watercolor and gouache illustrations fill the pages with movement and onomatopoeic songs." 

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 by Jennifer Ward,

illustrated by Lisa Congdon

Beach Lane Books 

HOW TO FIND A BIRD is a Hornbook Fanfare Best Book of 2020!

From award-winning author Jennifer Ward and celebrated artist Lisa Congdon in her debut picture book comes a lyrical, rhyming exploration of the many round things that can be found in nature.

Nature all around is round...

Take a spin through the seasons in this thoughtful and meditative picture book that explores roundness in the natural world. There are round birds’ nests and eggs in the spring, round raindrops falling from the sky in the summer, round apples filling the trees in the fall, and round snowflakes covering the ground in winter—and so much more! Little ones will love this stunning read-aloud that is certain to intrigue and inspire them to start looking all around outside for things that are round.

Welcome to jenniferwardbooks.com - home of children's author Jennifer Ward whose award-winning nonfiction picture books feature nature,  STEM &  literacy.

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