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Capture Imaginations With The Best Children’s Bird Themed Stories

Settle into the duvet nest and tell the tales involving these magnificent creatures

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Children love animals, and a lot of the animals they see are able to fly! It’s a crazy idea that captures their imaginations beautifully. That’s why there is a rich collection of children’s stories about bird specifically.

Now every time little Timmy is going on a walk he can imagine flying atop a feathery beast, looking out onto the city!

#1 For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson is the perfect book for kids who enjoy birds. Discovering how Peterson started his bird-watching career will inspire kids to follow their own passions. Though this is a nonfiction book, Peggy Thomas’s words flow like poetry and Laura Jacques’s illustrations are magnificent.

I read this book with a few struggling fourth-grade readers. Thomas uses some challenging vocabulary, but her engaging writing and the beautiful illustrations pulled them through.

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#2 Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs

Baby Bird by Andrew Gibbs
All birds are born to fly, thinks Baby Bird, watching the other hatchlings leave the nest. I suppose it’s now or never… But one of Baby’s wings is twisted and shrunken and not at all like the other one. Instead of flying, Baby plummets to the ground. There, Baby makes a new friend, and learns that sometimes you have to find unexpected ways to achieve your dreams. A moving story about the power of friendship and the importance of accepting yourself just the way you are, this lovely watercolor picture book shows how friends can help you overcome difficulty.

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#3 Birds: Explore, create, and investigate! (What On Earth?) by Mike Unwin

Birds: Explore, create, and investigate! (What On Earth?) by Mike Unwin
The book is compiled of three different types of pages: Explore, Investigate and Create. Explore pages look at facts and knowledge about birds, teaching children how they fly, why they migrate and more. Investigate pages are activities and experiments which allow children to investigate the anatomy and behaviors of birds further in a hands-on and educational way. Create pages let children stretch their imagination, whether its reading a traditional story about birds or making art out of feathers and shells.

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#4 Counting Birds by Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Counting Birds by Heidi E.Y. Stemple
Everyday kids learn how they can help protect bird species, near and far, with the award-winning book Counting Birds-the real-life story behind the first annual bird count. What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, an ornithologist who wanted to see the end of the traditional Christmas bird hunt, an event in which people would shoot as many birds as possible on Christmas.

Chapman, using his magazine Bird-Lore to promote the idea of counting birds, founded the first annual bird count. More than a century after the first bird count, bird counting helps professional researchers collect data, share expertise, and spread valuable information to help all kinds of birds around the world, from condors to hawks to kestrels and more. Counting Birds introduces kids to a whole feathered world that will fascinate and inspire them to get involved in conservation and become citizen scientists.

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#5 Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids by Elissa Wolfson

Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids by Elissa Wolfson
Produced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birding Adventures for Kids introduces you and your children to the love of all things birding. Whether exploring the forest, the backyard, or the city, you and your kids will learn about the habits of North America’s most popular songbirds, how to create safe and welcoming environments for them, how to observe them, and how to construct easy and safe species-appropriate birdhouses and feeders for common birds. The bird ID section includes descriptions of species and range maps.

Kids will find exciting activities and games, as well, including how to form birding groups, scavenger hunts, and a birdsong listening game. In addition to practical, field-tested knowledge and fascinating information about the species covered, this guide is packed with beautiful color photography. Since all the information presented is the product of years of National Audubon Society expertise, both you and your kids can be sure you’re getting the best advice before setting about your birding adventures.

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Contributors to this article
Esty Limon from The Parenting Voyage

Mel Schuit from The Quarto Group

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