Memoirs of a Parrot

Cover: Memoirs of a Parrot

Join a brilliant, but stubborn, parrot as he endures the banality of the pet store before being purchased by an equally insufferable young man. But while things between parrot and owner get off to a rocky start, the delights of having a pet (or human) bring them both around in the end. From author Devin Scillian and illustrator Tim Bowers of the Memoirs series, this is sure to please fans new and old.



  • Dewey: [E]
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585369621): 32 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2016, 05/01/2016
  • PDF (9781634709248): 32 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2016, 05/01/2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781634709262): 32 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2016, 05/01/2016
  • Subject: Language Arts


  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 5 - Age 8
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 3
  • Lexile® Measure: 340
  • Guided Reading Level: M
  • ATOS Reading Level: 2.4
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 186267
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


  • 2018 Magnolia Book Awards - PreK-2 Category, Short-listed, 2018
  • 2017 Storytelling World Award - Honors for Stories for Young Listeners Category, 2017
  • 2017-2018 Florida Reading Association Children's Books Award Nominee


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Author: Devin Scillian

Devin Scillian is an award-winning author and Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist. He has written more than 10 books with Sleeping Bear Press, including the best-selling A is for America: An American Alphabet, Brewster the Rooster, Johnny Kaw and Memoirs of a Hamster. Devin lives in Michigan and anchors the news for WDIV-TV in Detroit.

Illustrator: Tim Bowers

Even at a young age, Tim Bowers’s artwork reflected a strong sense of humor and an interest in animals. Prior to illustrating children’s books, Tim worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards, where he helped launch the popular Shoebox Greetings card line. His first children’s book, The Toy Circus, was published in 1986. He now has illustrated more than 25 children’s books and garnered various awards including the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best” list and several Junior Library Guild selections. Tim’s artwork has been included in the Society of Illustrators Annual Art Exhibition and the S.I. Humor Exhibition, as well as featured in children’s magazines, used on a wide variety of products, and appeared on hundreds of greeting cards. Original paintings from several books are in private and institutional collections across the country. Tim lives with his family in Granville, Ohio, and travels to schools and libraries to share his work with students.