Melissa Kim has been writing wonderful children’s books in a partnership with Maine Audubon, where 10 percent of the money goes to Audubon’s outreach programs for underserved preschools.
Melissa’s new book, A Little Brown Bat Story, in the Audubon series, was inspired by true stories of bats, and will both inform and inspire kids. The illustrations by Jada Fitch are really good too. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a smiling bat before!
We used to have lots of bats at our house in Mount Vernon and at our camp in the north woods. Today there are no bats in either place. They’ve died in large numbers due to White Nose Syndrome.
Maine Audubon supports efforts to conserve healthy bat habitat, by working to maintain roosting areas, limit toxins, and promote citizen monitoring.
Melissa works for Islandport Press which publishes her books. I particularly appreciated, at the end of the book, the detailed information about bats. I also loved Melissa’s book, A Snowy Owl Story.