Bookstore Crawl: Susan Richmond and Melissa Stewart
Susan Edwards Richmond and Melissa Stewart: Bioblitz! and Mega Predators of the Past
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 3pm
As part of a weeklong Bookstore Crawl featuring 12 Indie authors, Susan Edwards Richmond and Melissa Stewart will sign their new books at TidePool Bookshop. Make sure to check ut the other stops on this tour of Independent Bookstores!
You might be amazed at the large number of insects, birds, and small mammals that inhabit even a very small plot of land. In this story Gabriel’s dad, a ranger for the local municipal park, is helping with a Biodiversity Day (or Bioblitz), and he invites Gabriel and his cousin Ava to participate. With Gabriel’s expertise in bugs and Ava’s eye for birds, the two cousins are eager to start the hunt in the park. They are placed on different teams, competing to see which group finds the most species of animal life in the time allotted.
“Bioblitz! is a blast! Kids (and adults) will love joining Gabriel, Ava, and their teams on this exciting expedition doing real citizen science. I can't wait to go out and count the critters in my neighborhood!” –Sy Montgomery
Award-winning nonfiction author and science specialist Melissa Stewart offers young readers a mega-exploration of little-known prehistoric predators that rival even the mightiest of dinosaurs! It is time for T. rex and his dinosaur cousins to step aside and let other mega-predators like the terror bird and the giant ripper lizard take the spotlight!
Travel back to prehistoric times and meet some of the most impressive creatures to ever roam the Earth. You'll be amazed at the size and the fierceness of these lesser-known predators, many of them ancient ancestors of animals that we still see today. Stewart's cheeky, humorous voice—along with a comical version of the familiar "comparison man"—put these creatures in perspective. Artist and former zoologist Howard Gray brings these predators (back) to life with dynamic, humorous, and scientifically accurate illustrations.
Sidebars and extensive back matter material provide more detailed information and context.