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Check out these exciting and educational titles by Wild Iris Publishing, which have received thirteen national awards, including IBPA's coveted Bill Fisher award for the Best First Book for CURIOUS CRITTERS and the 2016 IBPA Ben Franklin Award for Best Children’s Picture Book (4-7 Years)


CURIOUS CRITTERS Volume One - 2012 IBPA Bill Fisher Award for the Best First Book

Cover of Curious Critters Volume One by David FitzSimmons

Text and Photography by David FitzSimmons

Amazing animals – from a beautiful butterfly to a crabby crayfish – posed for portraits. Good thing photographer and writer David FitzSimmons jotted down what the pink katydid, jabbering jay, poetic opossum, and other Curious Critters had to say!  (Juvenile/Nonfiction: Animals/Science & Nature • Ages 2 to 8 • ISBN 978-1-936607-69-3 • 32 pages • 11 x 9.5 • $17.99)

Five National Book Awards:

  • 2012 IBPA Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
  • 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award (Children’s Nonfiction, Grades 1-6)
  • 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Silver (Non-Fiction - Picture Book)
  • 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Award (Nature and Ecology Books)
  • 2012 Publishers West Book Design Awards, Bronze (Children's/YA Illustrated)

CURIOUS CRITTERS Volume Two - • 2014 Indie Excellence Award, First Place (Children’s Non-Fiction)

Cover of Curious Critters Volume Two by David FitzSimmons

Text and Photography by David FitzSimmons

More amazing animals—from cute cottontails to a babbling bunting—posed for portraits. Good thing photographer and writer David FitzSimmons once again wrote down what the mathematical moth, buccaneer bluegill, bilingual armadillo, and other Curious Critters had to say!  (Juvenile/Nonfiction: Animals/Science & Nature • Ages 2 to 8 • ISBN 978-1-936607-70-9 • 32 pages • 11 x 9.5 • $17.99)


CURIOUS CRITTERS Marine - 2016 IBPA Ben Franklin Award, Best Children’s Picture Book (4-7 Years)

 Cover of Curious Critters Marine by David FitzSimmons (Coming soon!)

Text and Photography by David FitzSimmons

Even more amazing animals, this time fish, birds, crustaceans and other marine animals from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Gulf of Mexico posed for portraits. Trying to listen underwater, photographer and writer David FitzSimmons wrote down what the black sea bass, candy stripe shrimp, pencil urchin, California sea slug, horseshoe crab, and blue lobster had to say! (Juvenile/Nonfiction: Animals/Science & Nature • Ages 2 to 8 • ISBN 978-1-936607-72-3 • 32 pages • 11 x 9.5 • $17.99)

 


Salamander Dance

Cover of Salamander Dance 

 By David FitzSimmons • Illustrated by Michael DiGiorgio

After migrating each year, hundreds and hundreds of salamanders gather in vernal pools to perform their ancient salamander dance. Sensitive, scientific, and richly illustrated, this nonfiction narratives chronicles the annual life cycle of amphibians and the ecology of temporary wetlands called vernal pools. Learn about salamander migration, egg-laying, larval development, vernal pool drying, and hibernation through the delightful descriptions of award-winning author David FitzSimmons and the beautiful artwork of naturalist and painter Michael DiGiorgio. Back matter includes the natural history of salamanders, the ecology of vernal pools, and a glossary. (Juvenile/Nonfiction: Animals/Science & Nature • Ages 2 to 8 • ISBN 978-1-936607-00-6 • 32 pages • 11 x 9.5 • $17.99)

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