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Bertie Wings It!

Written by Leslie Gorin & illustrated by Brendan Kearney
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Bertie the birdie knows: he’s ready to fly from the nest and into the sky. But whenever he’s about to take wing, his fellow feathered friends squawk at him to STOP and follow their advice instead. But not one of these “experts”–the persuasive penguin, the emu, or the kiwi–has ever actually flown! Will Bertie learn to trust his own instincts . . . and soar?

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0
Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
5.0 / 7.0

Sometimes we have to stop listening to the critics (especially those that can’t fly) and trust in ourselves and the voice inside our heads telling us that we can do it.

B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.0 / 7.0

The illustrations and details in this book are so fun! Even though Bertie keeps being told he can’t fly, in the end he learns to trust his instincts and not let what others think of him matter.

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Who Wrote Bertie Wings It!

Leslie Gorin

Before she became an author, Leslie Gorin taught on a Navajo reservation and attended film school to become an animator. But she preferred writing, and her stories and articles have appeared in such places as <i>Highlights for Children, Spider, Hopscotch, </i>National Public Radio, and the anthology <i>New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family</i> (Reclaiming Judaism). Her awards include a Disney Fellowship, a Luce Scholarship, a grant from the <i>Highlights </i>Foundation, and Runner-up for the 2014 SCBWI Barbara Karlin Work-in-Progress grant for picture book texts. Leslie lives in Eagle, ID. Learn more about her at<br /> <br /> Brendan Kearney began by studying architecture, but now specializes in children’s books, bringing his own chaotic style and ideas to any project. His books include <i>Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast</i>, written by Josh Funk (Sterling), <i>100 Facts Around Town</i> (Egmont UK), and <i>Leif Frond</i>, written by Joan Lennon (Bloomsbury). Brendan currently lives in the UK. Learn more about him at

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Who Illustrated Bertie Wings It!

Brendan Kearney

Brendan Kearney is also the illustrator of <i>Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast</i> and its sequels<i> The Case of the Stinky Stench </i>and <i>Mission Defrostable</i>, as well as <i>Bertie Wings It</i>. He lives in St. Albans, UK.

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