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Heidi Stemple Storytime at the South Hadley Public Library

Join Heidi Stemple on Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 AM for a storytime featuring her new book, Wren's Nest.

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About the Book

Wren’s Nest is an intergenerational picture book about love, birds, and new life from author Heidi Stemple and illustrator Eugenia Nobati.
When Wren was born, Grandpa put a wren box just outside the window of her tiny room. When she was a baby, the wrens sang her to sleep. Each spring, Wren and Grandpa watched the birds bringing sticks and grasses to the box and listened when the babies squealed for their dinner.
When Wren’s family moves to the city, she misses birdwatching in the meadow. Their new home has an extra bedroom, but the only birds she can see are pigeons. Lots of pigeons. But when Wren and her grandpa discover a phoebe nest in the rafters above their porch, they get a front-row seat to the miracle of new life—both in nature and in their own home.
With ecological backmatter about what to do if you find a bird’s nest and other birdwatching resources, this gorgeously illustrated picture book explores the sweet relationship between grandfather and granddaughter, as well as the anticipation of a new arrival.

About the Author

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old that she gave in and joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published almost 50 books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.

Heidi lives and writes on a big old farm in western Massachusetts that she shares with a dozen deer, a family of bears, three coyotes, two bobcats, a gray fox, a red fox, tons of birds, and some very fat groundhogs. Once a year she calls owls for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.


This event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP on Eventbrite here

Event date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 10:30am
Event address: 
2 Canal St
South Hadley, MA 01075
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By Heidi Stemple, Eugenia Nobati (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781641707527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - March 12th, 2024

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