Alaska is for the Birds!

  • UPDATE 4/5: Have you heard about the big barge that is stuck in Chesapeake Bay? Alaska for the Books is ON that barge!

    Everyone has experience with supply chain issues in 2022, so I know you will bear with us while the publishing date has moved from April 19 to May 17th. We are optimistic that the rescue will go smoothly.

    If you need part of your order more quickly, please order those items separately.

    Pre-orders are now due to ship by May 17th.


    Alaska is for the Birds! shares and nurtures a love of birds with young people. Quick, witty verses introduce 14 favorite birds found across the state and beyond.


    Susan explores the lives of birds—their habits and peculiarities—through her witty poems that are grounded in natural history. We look at water birds, song birds, hole drillers, nectar drinkers, dancing birds, migratory birds and residents. The state bird even flies into one double page spread.


    Evon captures each bird personality in their environment in her handsome linocut portraits. These cuts will be available in small editions after they are introduced in book launch exhibits this coming spring. Contact Evon for advance notice about when they will be available.


    The book is expanded to include more about the birds, and bird words, to enhance the young reader's journey into birds.


    This is the book for auntie birders to share with their young nieces and nephews!



    Hardcover Book

    Author: Susan Ewing

    Published by Alaska Northwest Books

    40 pages in full color

    Price $18.99


    8.5 x 10 inches

    ISBN: 978-1513128665

    Reading age: ‎ 5 - 8 years

    Grade level: ‎ Kindergarten - 3