Popular, proven format: The Birding Children’s Books series has sold nearly 45,000 copies
Market: According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, about 20% of the population are active bird watchers, spending more than $40 billion on the hobby, annually
Not intimidating: colorful, appealing design with information geared toward children, ages 5–12, with species organized by color for easily identifying birds
Stan Tekiela is an award-winning children’s book author, and his titles consistently rank among Adventure’s best-sellers
All-in-one source of information, facts, photos, and gee-whiz tidbits in a concise guide
Extreme value: massive information for under $15
Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the author of more than 190 field guides, nature books, children’s books, wildlife audio CDs, puzzles and playing cards, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti in the United States. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural History from the University of Minnesota and as an active professional naturalist for more than 30 years, Stan studies and photographs wildlife throughout the United States and Canada. He has received various national and regional awards for his books and photographs. Also a well-known columnist and radio personality, his syndicated column appears in more than 25 newspapers and his wildlife programs are broadcast on a number of Midwest radio stations.