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Macmillan Children's Book

Homes in the Wild

Where Baby Animals and Their Parents Live

In the Wild

Author: Lita Judge

Homes in the Wild

Homes in the Wild


About This Book

A peek inside the homes—from burrows deep underground to nests high in the trees—where baby animals live and grow.
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As informative as it is lovely, Homes in the Wild is an adorable nonfiction picture book from author/illustrator Lita Judge that shows that wild creatures—from beavers to bobcats, and sloths to squirrels—aren't so different from us after all.

Just like us, every baby animal has a home. Some live in complex burrows deep underground, others in simple nests high in the treetops. But all homes, regardless of where they are or how they're built, serve the same purpose: providing shelter where a baby can eat, sleep, learn, and stay safe while growing up.

Animal lovers will delight in this gorgeously illustrated peek inside the homes—from burrows deep underground to nests high in the trees—where baby animals live and grow.

A 2020 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12

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Roaring Brook Press



In The News

“A lovely and informative picture book featuring over 20 kinds of animal families and their homes in nature. A must for nonfiction collections everywhere.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“An attractive, visually engaging introduction to animal homes.” —Booklist

“The paintings . . . are true, endearing winners, depicting realistic, adorable, close-knit animal families in their homes and habitats . . . Solid, appealing nonfiction for the younger set.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Advanced young readers will appreciate the combination of adorable animals and sophisticated text, while others will enjoy having the details read aloud as they look at endearing kits and pups.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Born in the Wild

“Small humans whose parents read to them will find fellow feeling with the well-care-for wild babies in these pages . . . Warmly friendly and inviting for a wide range of ages.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This charming picture book presents more than 20 baby animals and their parents . . . illustrations depict these animals so tenderly that readers may forget that these are wild creatures.” —School Library Journal,starred review

“Judge offers an intimate study of the lives of animal babies and their parents, accompanied by her typically tender, naturalistic illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A visually captivating volume on animal families.” —Booklist

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