About Hummingbirds, A Guide for Children


This is fun book that answers a lot of questions about a hummingbird’s life. It’s great for children, but also interesting for the adults who read to them!


Author: Cathryn Sill
Illustrator: John Sill
ISBN: 9781561458370
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing
Year of Publication: 2015
48 pages

About Hummingbirds, A Guide for Children is a beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of hummingbirds.

In this addition to  the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the many varieties of hummingbirds, from the smallest type―the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba, to the largest―the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America. An afterword provides further details on the hummingbirds featured and inspires young readers to learn more.

  • Reading level: 3-8 years old

Publisher reviews:

“The text and art combine to make this title a useful and engaging read…” ―School Library Journal

“Detailed watercolor illustrations support and extend the gentle text, which highlights key information about the only birds that can fly both forward and backward!” ―Bank Street College of Education

“Older readers and parents will appreciate the six fact-filled pages at the back…” ―Ithaca Child

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 10 × .25 × 8.5 in