Product Details
List Price:
4 to 8
P to 3
Trim Size:
10.5" x 8.5"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-923-0
Full-color illustrations
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About the Book


This lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, home safe in their own beds. As a mother describes how different species of birds nest, secure and cozy with their mama birds, she tucks her own child into bed with the soothing refrain, “you nest here with me”—easing her little one and readers alike to slumber. Perfect for a young audience, this poetic text begs to be read aloud, and is accompanied by Melissa Sweet’s incredibly warm and original art.


* "Do we need another good night book? The answer is unequivocally yes. . . . This delights the eye, mind and heart." Booklist, starred review

". . . a gentle rhyming bedtime story that spotlights 14 birds' nesting habits and habitats. A well-crafted and informative window onto the world of winged creatures." —Publishers Weekly

"As she puts her daughter to bed, a mother shares a soothing rhyme about birds that nest in places far and near. . . . A worthwhile purchase for collections that need new selections for bedtime sharing." —School Library Journal

"With an easy cadence and a comforting anchor, Yolen and Stemple drift from cowbird to killdeer, bedding down winged creatures while always returning to the safety of mom and home. . . . The text and the images work well together, balancing the mood of quiet comfort with avian description. . . . As a whole, the book ably carries readers past many flying friends and lands with ease in a safe nest." —Kirkus Reviews

Meet the Author

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. Her many awards include both the Kerlan Award and the Regina Medal for the body of her work. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Meet the Illustrator

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated many award winning titles, from board books to picture books and nonfiction titles. Her books have garnered two New York Times Best Illustrated, a Caldecott Honor for A River of Words as well as Roget and His Thesaurus, both by Jen Bryant. Her book, Balloons Over Broadway won a Sibert Medal for informational books. Melissa's collages and paintings have appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and more. She lives in Rockport, Maine with her husband. Visit

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