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Nature Study:  Birds


These books will fuel a youngster's interest in birds and bird watching. Kids are naturally curious about the birds they see in their yard, neighborhood, and parks. Help them obtain an understanding of birds at a young age,
and give them something they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.


Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)

This is a great little book to get young ones interested in birds and birding. Your kids will be naming the birds in your yard and neighborhood in no time.


Bird Log Kids: A Kid's Journal to Record Their Birding Experiences

What a great way to get kids actively involved in bird watching.  This is a kid's journal to record their birding experiences.  It ask questions about your youngster's bird observations. Also full of fun facts and activities.


Backyard Birds (Field Guides for Young Naturalists)

Now your child can have their very own Peterson Field Guide. Designed to make bird identification interesting and easier for children.  Suggested for kids in grades 4 - 7. 

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

A fun new bird guide just for kids, full of good information from the folks at National Geographic. Covers 50 common birds and includes two page spreads for each.


About Birds: A Guide for Children, 2nd edition

A nice introduction to birds for children ages 3 - 8 years. A beautifully illustrated book with short text that provides simple, kid-friendly facts about birds.


Beginning Birdwatcher's Book: With 48 Stickers

An easy to read and fact filled book to help kids log their bird observations.  Includes pages for 48 common birds, each with space for a sticker, plus details about the bird.  A fun, inexpensive activity book. 


Owl Babies

In this sweet little book for preschool, three baby owls anxiously wait for their mother to come home. Beautiful illustrations.


Raptor! A Kid's Guide to Birds of Prey

Lots of photos to get kids' attention, plus lots of information including flight silhouettes to help identify raptors in the sky.


Backyard Birding for Kids

A field guide and activity book just for kids. Kids lean how to create a bird-friendly habitat in their own backyard and to identify the birds who come to visit.


National Geographic Readers: Penguins!

 Lots of great pictures and information for young readers. Entertaining and educational.



A nice introduction to the wonderful world of birds for preschool through kindergarten aged children.  Kids will love this one and parents will enjoy reading it again and again. 


The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guides)

This kid-tested guide is pretty extensive, covering 300 of the most common birds in the US and Canada. Lots of photos, drawings, and information.


A Nest Full of Eggs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

Two children watch as robins nest and raise their young. The book explains development within the egg.

Big Book of Birds

A fact-filled tour of the world’s most wonderful winged creatures.

Birdwatching for Kids

A fascinating opportunity for children to learn how to attract birds to their own backyards. Bird Watching for Kids is filled with entertaining and fulfilling projects that allow children to interact with nature while learning about the needs and behaviors of wild birds.

Birds (Peterson Field Guide Color-In Books)

Here's an interesting and fun approach to learning bird identification.There's a sticker of each bird graphic, along with a large, uncolored outline. Use the sticker as a reference to color the bird. Each drawing also has a brief educational description.

Birds at Home Coloring Book: 50 State Birds and Flowers

The Audubon Birds Coloring Book

Birds of the Air

This book will help children learn how to identify birds, why birds sing songs, how they build nests, lay eggs, and raise their young, where they sleep, and how they feed in summer, migrate in autumn, and survive the winter.

The Burgess Bird Book

Peter Rabbit learns about his avian friends in this classic nature book. As he learns about each bird we discover their traits; what they eat, how they nest, and how they relate to their other cousins.

A Nest is Noisy

This gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests, from those of tiny bee hummingbirds to those of orangutans high in the rain forest canopy. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children.

About Birds

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of birds.

Arrowhawk A True Survival Story

The story of an injured red-tailed hawk's survival and freedom.

The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya

An orphaned African grey parrot who can speak 127 words. A girl so sick she has forgotten what it means to try. Will their shared encounter help them journey through storms inside and out? Will they lose their way, or will they find what really matters?

An Egg is Quiet

This acclaimed book teaches children countless interesting facts about eggs. Full of wit and charm, An Egg Is Quiet will at once spark the imagination and cultivate a love of science.

Outside Your Window First Book of Nature

The tracks of a bird in the winter snow. This beautiful book captures all the sights and sounds of a child’s interactions with nature.

Birds by DK Eyewitness Books

Discover the fascinating world of birds—their natural history, behavior, and secret lives. 

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian

This is the story of one young girl who took the time to observe and learn, and in so doing disproved a theory that went all the way back to ancient Greece.

United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds Their Stories

This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top Tweet will have readers of all ages laughing aloud. 


Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

See the world in a whole new way! Nature Anatomy combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world.

Practical Naturalists by DK Publishing

Whether the natural world is at your doorstep, in the heart of a concrete jungle, by the sea, or in a cabin in the woods, The Practical Naturalist gets readers outdoors and shows how to experience the wonders of the world, and shows what is living in each habitat.



Curiositree: Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature

A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival.

The Spider and the Doves: The Story of the Hijra

The Prophet Muhammad is besieged on all sides by his enemies. Then God sends him some unlikely helpers in the form of a pair of doves and a spider.

Field Guides for Birds


The Sibley Guide to Birds

This classic and beautiful guide covers 810 species of birds.


National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region, Revised Edition

Covers 508 bird species found east of the Rocky Mountains.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Western Region

Virtually every bird found in western North America is brought to life in this portable guide, an essential companion in the field and a staple in any birdwatcher's library.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

A favorite reference book for many birders. Lots of images and very good range maps.


The Crossley ID Guides

Crossley guides are unique in that they place isolated bird photographs into group scenes.

National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America

A guide just for kids, developed by National Geographic.


Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America

For many years this has been the standard by which other guides have been compared and it's still one of the best references available.

Kids Guide to Birds of.....

Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of ....... Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for years. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children! 

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