Jeff Whitehead loves all things creative with a primary focus on songs and picture books. He has written and released two full length albums and performed hundreds of shows, opening for some of americana and country music's biggest acts. He has written songs featured on albums such as the Band of Heathens 2023 release, Simple Things, which spent 6+ weeks as the number one album on the Americana Music Association chart. Other notable accomplishments include winning first place in the international American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Competition in 2006. Whitehead holds a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation Biology from Texas A&M University and his love of nature informs his writing and shows in his love for animal protagonists in children’s tales. When he's not writing creatively, he writes flight planning software for a tech firm in Austin, TX and wrangles two toddlers and a bird dog with his wife, Lauren.
Keep Kids Engaged with Nature!
Below are some helpful links that provide ways for kids and parents to learn about and engage with nature in their own backyard. Many of these feature ways to help bees, which are vital to the health of our ecosystems and food supply!
Mason Bee House
What we've been reading at bedtime lately….
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler
- The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
- Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
- Art From Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and illustrated by Shane W. Evans
- How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague