Favorite Children’s Books About Birds

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In addition to these Best Bird Guides for Kids, we’ve acquired a fantastic collection of children’s books about birds. The following are our very favorites, in no particular order.

Favorite Children’s Books About Birds

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1.  Riki’s Birdhouse
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My boys absolutely love this colorful depiction of a young boy caring for the birds in his yard.  The illustrations are excellent.

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2. Feathers for Lunch
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Lois Ehlert is a favorite author-illustrator at our house.  This simple tale includes twelve common birds, with fantastic illustrations of each.

3. Tony’s Birds (Weekly Reader Science I can read book)
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No longer in print, Tony’s Birds can be hard to track down.  It’s worth the effort, especially if you’ve got budding birdwatchers at your house.  Highly recommend!

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4. Birdsongs
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A simple description of ten different birds and the sounds they make.  We love the illustrations.

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5. Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McClaskey’s tale of the Mallard family’s adventures in Boston is a timeless classic!

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6. About Birds: A Guide for Children

A fantastic overview of all things bird-related, with very nice illustrations.

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7. A Nest Full of Eggs

Follow a family of robins through a full year of development, from eggs to chicks to adults.

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8. Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing the Birds
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As I’ve mentioned before, we adore Crinkleroot and his many nature explorations.  In this Guide to Knowing the Birds, author Jim Arnosky provides tips for identifying more than fifty feathered friends.

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9. The Birdwatchers
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A humorous tale about a young girl who learns to birdwatch with her grandfather.

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10. Welcome, Brown Bird
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A beautiful story of a thrush who migrates between the yards of two young boys living in New England and Central America.

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11. Backyard Birds of Winter
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A fantastic guide to winter bird-watching, just right for kids.

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12. Owl Moon
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This might be one of my all-time favorite children’s books.  A beautiful tale of a young girl’s first owling adventure with her father.

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13. The Great White Owl of Sissinghurst
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Another great owl story–again, hard to track down but well worth the effort.

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14. The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon

This excellent biography for kids spawned a great interest in Audubon’s artwork for our entire family.  Highly recommend!

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Favorite Children's Books About Birds | Roots & Boots
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