Story Time! - Ruby's Birds

Did you know that you can find more than 280 kinds of birds in New York City's Central Park? Ruby doesn't—not yet. Ruby is a seven-year-old from Harlem with energy to spare and a love for singing. She hasn't paid any attention to the birds in her neighborhood until Ruby's family friend invites her on a walk to the park. There in the North Woods they discover a tiny songbird traveler who has just arrived from Costa Rica and is singing his heart out. This surprising encounter is Ruby's spark moment—the moment someone becomes a passionate birdwatcher. Tag along on her family adventure to discover more birds together!

Ruby's Birds from the Cornell Lab Publishing Group is a story about family, discovery, and the wild side of New York City. Hiding in the pages of the book for readers to uncover are all the common birds that you can find in Ruby's neighborhood. The fun continues beyond the story with Ruby’s tips for taking a nature walk and information about how to participate in the Celebrate Urban Birds citizen science project.

Mya Thompson is a scientist, educator, and author focused on the sense of wonder and joy that comes with learning about our planet’s creatures and ecosystems. Based at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Mya writes and produces media that helps people connect with nature. She is the creator of educational games Flap to the Future and BeastBox on BrainPOP, as well as an early literacy eBook series called My First Science. Ruby’s Birds is her first real paper book—one to crack open and snuggle up with!

Event date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Event address: 
Bank Street Bookstore
2780 Broadway (corner of 107th St)
Ruby's Birds Cover Image
By Mya Thompson, Claudia Davila (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943645336
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cornell Lab Publishing Group - March 27th, 2019