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Sunday, September 09, 2012

A Window setting - Where Do Birds Live?

 This window provided the view at the end of Claudia McGehee's Where Do Birds Live?

 Today I attended a "Tea and Conversation" event hosted by author/illustrator Claudia McGehee.  I was thrilled to see the studio window featured in McGehee's Where Do Birds Live?  (University of Iowa, 2010).
I featured this book in the March 2011 issue of Library Sparks for the "In the Spotlight" and created some habitat and bird connection links at

Check out Claudia McGehee's blog and "art gallery" by visiting
Her studio is filled with books and interesting bits in every corner.  Beside this book shelf is a bird cage and ...

 on this wall are still more books...
and other nooks and crannies are  filled with objects that inspire. 

For more information about this book and curriculum connections, locate the March 2011 issue of Library Sparks for the "In the Spotlight" column featuring Where Do Birds Live?  Column written by Sharron L. McElmeel.

Other mentions of McGehee's book on this blog.  Gift Giving and Conversation Fabrics.

This is a perfect gift to think about giving young readers (and older bird watchers) for the holidays.  Add in a pair of binoculars, a bird identification book, and you've got a great gift to inspire the inquisitive and to promote curiosity.  Claudia, thanks for the nice afternoon of tea and conversation with "book people." 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great photos of Claudia's studio, Sharron. Visiting that studio always inspires me--and I love your idea of giving young readers Claudia's book, binoculars, and a bird identification book.