More wildlife can be seen as winter melts away, bringing spring and then summer. Try your hand at bird watching and sketch what you see; remember to be quiet, so you won’t scare away the birds. After all your bird watching, try to identify some of the birds seen with these great books about the birds around us.
*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*
This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive book is all about why birds are such an important part of the wildlife food chain. In this fourth book in the Nature All Around series, young readers will learn all about birds’ body parts, life cycles, habitats, and more before going on a journey through a year in a bird’s life.
Find out how birds from around the world fly, feed, sense the world, communicate, build nests, protect their eggs, raise chicks, keep their feathers in top condition, defend themselves, and travel in search of food and nesting sites.
Become a young ornithologist. Learn all about the scientific study of birds. Author, birder, and outdoors researcher Erika Zambello presents a kids’ introduction to bird-watching. With fascinating information for beginners, the book provides readers with an understanding of bird anatomy, life cycles, habitat, and 60 species of backyard birds!
Guess which bird each colorful close-up belongs to, then turn the page for the answer and some fascinating facts about that animal. Two final pages add to the fun with a quick look at other extraordinary birds and their interesting body parts – from the tops of their heads to the tips of their tail feathers.
Birds around the world has so many amazing kinds of beaks! There are short beaks and long beaks, straight beaks and curved beaks, flat beaks, and even spoon-shaped beaks. But what do all of these beaks do? Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar, make nests, battle for mates, and more!
From the bird of paradise that performs an extravagant courtship dance in the rain forest to the bar-tailed godwit that flies thousands of miles across the ocean without stopping, readers can learn about incredible birds from all over the world with this strikingly illustrated gift book. In stylish linocut prints, Narisa Togo captures the beauty of both rare and familiar winged creatures from every part of the globe.
Young readers are fascinated with birds in their world. Every Day Birds helps children identify and learn about common birds. After reading Every Day Birds, families can look out their windows with curiosity–recognizing birds and nests and celebrating the beauty of these creatures!