We're fortunate to have many beautiful children's books in our catalog, thanks in part to our talented editor Melissa Kim. In addition to being an editor, Melissa is also an accomplished children's author with six books under her belt. Melissa's upcoming book, "A Snowy Owl Story," which is illustrated by the equally talented Jada Fitch, tells the story of an owl in winter. When food becomes scarce, the snowy owl is forced to search for a new place to call home.
Based on a true story, the board book is the first in a series called "Wildlife on the Move" which partners Islandport Press and Maine Audubon. The goal of the series is to bring engaging stories about wildlife migration, conservation and respectful interaction with nature to a Pre-K through second grade audience.
According to Melissa, the "Wildlife on the Move" series is especially unique as it does more than simply recite facts about animals. "These books tell stories about specific wildlife, how and why they move and what role people can play in their lives," she says.
You can pre-order your copy of "A Snowy Owl Story" at islandportpress.com. Come February, the book will also be available through traditional retail shops as well as Maine Audubon's Nature Stores.