Susan Stockdale brings her birds all over town this spring –

"Swooping birds, whooping birds,
birds with puffy chests.
Dancing birds, diving birds,
birds with fluffy crests."





Birds comes in all sorts of interesting shapes, sizes and colors. Can you imagine...

Dancing birds?
Diving birds?
Hanging birds?
Hiding birds?

They're all real!

Bring On the Birds
introduces young readers to both exotic and familiar birds in their natural habitats. An afterword identifies each animal and tells a little bit about it and where it lives.


"Young naturalists will appreciate the variety of avian life rendered in Susan Stockdale's gently rhyming picture book, Bring On the Birds....Children will want to linger over the colorful images of ptarmigans, penguins, roadrunners and grouse (along with puffins, boobies, pigeons and a scarlet-bosomed frigatebird)..."
The Wall Street Journal

"...likely to draw and hold the attention even of unfledged young viewers. The images are often mesmerizing in their abstraction, inviting readers to pause and admire."
Kirkus Reviews

Saturday, April 2
12 - 4 PM
National Museum of Natural History Family Store
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Wash, DC

Saturday, April 9
11 AM - 1:30 PM
National Museum of Natural History Discovery Room
10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Wash, DC

Saturday, April 16
11 - 11:45 AM
Bethesda Literary Festival
Bethesda Public Library
7400 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD

Saturday, April 30
9 - 10 AM
Broad Branch Market
5608 Broad Branch Road, NW
Wash, DC

and later that afternoon...
2 - 3:30 PM
Hooray for Books! Children’s Bookstore
1555 King Street
Old Town, Alexandria, VA

Sunday, May 1

11 AM - 4 PM
Audubon Naturalist Society Nature Fair
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD

Saturday, May 14
10 AM - 3 PM
International Migratory Bird Day Celebration
National Aquarium of Baltimore
501 E Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD

Saturday, May 21
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Gaithersburg Book Festival
506 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD



Author Visits

Book Trailers