IMBD Giveaway, Day 2: Looking for Seabirds and Hummingbird Nest children books

This Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day! So why not get the kids involved? Check out their site for stopover fact sheets, migration games and coloring sheets. Or create a colorful flock to teach about the conservation of migratory birds.

To help you get ready for IMBD this Saturday, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is donating two children’s books, to two fans!

Hummingbird Nest, A Journal of Poems by Kristine O’Connell George

For two glorious months, one lucky family gets an intimate peek at the daily activities of a mother hummingbird and her babies. Nest building, egg hatching, flying lessons–the family sees it all unfold on the back patio. Share the experience through this poignant journal of poems filled with funny observations, fascinating hummingbird facts, and unforgettable moments.

The author has enrichment sources for teachers looking to connect the book to their classroom.

2017 ENG Poster Print

Looking for Seabirds, Journal from an Alaskan Voyage

To human eyes, the remote Aleutian Islands of Alaska look barren and rocky. The waters seem frigid, the high, sweeping winds intolerable, and the seas rolling. Yet to seabirds of the northern hemisphere, these waters are idyllic, a mosaic of habitats teeming with underwater food and alive with currents of wind for soaring. Join Sophie Webb on a voyage in search of seabirds.  As she watches for, writes about, and paints the graceful mottled petrel, the huge black-footed albatross, or the clownish tufted puffin, she makes tangible the delicacy yet hardiness of these seabirds—creatures that have been on the earth much longer than humans yet remain vulnerable to disturbances in the health of the ocean.

2017 ENG Poster Print

How to “Like&Win”

To enter this sweepstakes for two of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt‘s children’s books (Looking for Seabirds, Webb and Hummingbird Nest, George), simply go to the author of the blog’s Facebook page Critter Companions by Kenny Coogan and ‘like’ the post! The winners will by notified by 10:30 EST on May 9, 2017. Two winners will be selected.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Entries will be accepted online starting daily from, 6:00AM EST ending  10:00PM EST. The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will have their item(s) shipped within a week of the sweepstakes and will be notified by 10:30PM EST the day of the sweepstakes. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible ‘likes’ received. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook.

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