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About the Author
Dr. Miyoko Chu Miyoko Chu has loved birds since the age of 11, when she raised pigeons in her backyard coop. Today she is a Ph.D. ornithologist and senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She leads the teams that have brought you the Cornell Lab's Merlin Bird ID app, live Bird Cams, and All About Birds website, which engage more than 14 million people annually in learning about birds. Miyoko is the author of Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds, and Birdscapes: A Pop-Up Celebration of Bird Songs in Stereo Sound.
Brenda Lyons is an illustrator from Manchester, Connecticut, whose work explores the natural world with a deep love and focus on birds. Her watercolor paintings capture birds and otherworldly avian creatures in realistic and dreamlike compositions, while she also paints fantastical worlds in acrylic, oils, as well as using pen and ink and graphite. Brenda is the author and illustrator of Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures (IMPACT Books, 2014). She holds her B.A. in Art from Rocky Mountain College, and her M.F.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Brenda also volunteers the at Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center, helping care for sick and injured raptors and corvids, as well as community events and education programs.
"America's Favorite Birds: Vote to Pick Birds for Our Coloring Book! The Cornell Lab Publishing Group is creating a coloring book--and you get to decide which birds are included! Vote on 42 birds; the 15 birds with the most votes will be illustrated. Cast your vote and receive a free downloadable coloring page and be entered for a chance to win a coloring book in fall 2016."--Cornell Lab eNews
"Cornell Lab Publishing Group is tapping into another pastime-- birding--with its first coloring titles, both publishing in September. America's Favorite Birds by Miyoko Chu and Brenda Lyons were crowd-sourced from 250,000 birders in four days...for 50 million birders in the U.S., these are going to be the definitive coloring books."--Lela Nargi "Color Me Compartmentalized: Hobbies & Crafts 2016-2017 "
"America's Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color and Birds of Paradise: A Coloring Expedition both printed on responsibly forested stock with 25% net proceeds to be donated to children's educational and community programs."--Adult Coloring Books: New Titles for 2016
"For those who love birds, Cornell Lab Publishing Group is the place to be. This August the press will release two coloring books, America's Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color, which features species chosen from 250,000 votes by birders across North America; and Birds of Paradise: A Coloring Expedition by the original expedition team leader and National Geographic photographer of the world-renowned Birds of Paradise expeditions, Tim Laman. Visit the booth to take home a free coloring page from one of these books."--Diane Patrick "BEA 2016: Color Your World "