Nature Books with Photographer Rick Lieder

In these five books, Helen Frost and Rick Lieder invite children (and others!) to explore and learn more about the natural world.

Hello, I’m Here

Hello, I’m Here! exclaims a Sandhill Crane chick as it first discovers its brother and parents, and then the world.

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Honors and state lists

  • Reviewed in Wall Street Journal
  • Kirkus starred review

Wake Up!

Wake Up!—it’s springtime, and the world is full of new life. Baby animals and their parents are wide awake. Are you?

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Honors and state lists:

  • NCTE Notable Picture Book
  • Bank Street Best Book
  • Kirkus starred review

Among a Thousand Fireflies

If you are very attentive Among a Thousand Fireflies, you may see how two fireflies flash their lights until they find each other.

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Honors and state lists:

  • Reviewed in the New York Times
  • Starred reviews in Kirkus and SLJ
  • Included in ILA Poetry Roundup
  • SLJ National Poetry Month Recommendations
  • Reviewed at “Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast”

Sweep Up the Sun

Sweep Up the Sun—look up and imagine you are a bird, swooping and soaring, then coming home to rest.

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Honors and state lists:

  • NCTE Notable Poetry for Children
  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year
  • Nerd Book club Award for Poetry

Step Gently Out

Step Gently Out into your own backyard, or closest city park, and look closely. You will find insects looking back at you.

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Honors and state lists:

  • ALA Notable Book
  • Nerdy Book Club Poetry Awards
  • Kirkus Reviews Top 100 Children’s books of 2012
  • Anita Silvey’s picks: Best of 2012, International Reading Association
  • Bank Street College of Education: The Best Children’s Books of 2013, starred
  • Finalist, Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award (Kansas)
  • Texas 2 x 2 Reading List
  • Finalist, Maine Chickadee Award

Looking for Gifts?

For graduation or for anyone setting out on a new venture:

Step Gently Out

Sweep Up the Sun

For engagement or wedding:

Among a Thousand Fireflies

For Easter or other springtime holidays:

Wake Up!

Hello, I’m Here!

To welcome a new baby:

Hello, I’m Here!

Special gifts for bird-lovers:

Sweep Up the Sun

Hello, I’m Here!