25 Apr 2017 | 2 Comments | Birds »

The angle between two wings:
Nesting Great Egrets & Blue Herons


Great White Egret | Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron | Ardea herodias

WAKE UP! book signing:

Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 1-4pm.
Book Beat: Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237
20% of all purchases go to the Sierra Club.

Wake-Up Book Cover

Some of the drawings I’ll be giving away at my book signing for WAKE UP!


The world is wide awake — are you?

Here’s the trailer for my next book with Helen Frost, Wake Up!

From a starred review in KIRKUS:
Lieder again demonstrates that he is not only a master of catching light where it falls,
but capturing intimate moments only the most patient of observers would notice.
His latest jaw-dropping images reveal with preternatural acumen details subtle
as the shadow of a praying mantis on a peony petal, feathers lining a tree swallow’s nest,
and the tiniest of “newly hatched” cellar spiders dancing on a blade of grass, as Frost notes
“New life is everywhere — / open your eyes.”

16 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments | Insects etc. »

Lunch in the Garden.

Lunch in the Garden

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

Really happy to see my newest book with Helen Frost (WAKE UP! – March 2017)
here in Candlewick’s 25th anniversary catalog – what a lot of great work,
Judy Moody and Maisie & so many others.

Proud to be included in this history!

WAKE UP! Book Publication