In celebration of birds, I’m offering up a number of wonderful
books about birds for kids that everyone will enjoy reading.
Watching birds is such an amazing way to connect with nature and appreciate the uniqueness of each species, let alone each bird.
Be sure to check out our extensive book lists for kids!
You can find these wonderful books about birds for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
About Birds for Kids
Audubon has an awesome site to let your kids explore
all about birds.
Learn how your family can
help migratory birds in your own backyard.
And read these
fun birds facts for kids.
Two bird books we read over and over and over again were
and Owl Babies . The Story of Ping
We have the most wonderful bird feeder hanging in our backyard.
Ever since the boys were itty bitty, they loved looking out our back window and watching the chickadees and cardinals flitting about.
Growing up, we always
hated how those darn squirrels ate the bird seed — but we found the absolutely best bird feeder around that the squirrels have yet to conquer — the ! Squirrel Buster
A fun, informative take-along guide that will help children identify 15 birds. Kid will also learn how and where birds build their homes and all about their young.
Plus the guide features activities that are fun and easy to do.
Being able to identify a bird's song is a skill that brings joy and fosters an appreciation of nature.
This book features recordings of twelve bird songs from some of the best-known garden bird species seen and heard across North America.
This kid-friendly book offers a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds: from eggs to nests, from song to flight.
Simple and enlightening,
About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds.
Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight.
Capturing the early passion of America’s greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own homes.
In the fall of 1804, John James Audubon was a boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring.
This book reveals how the youthful Audubon pioneered a technique essential to our understanding of birds.
Featuring 100 species of birds from coast to coast this colorful guide helps kids identify and understand birds.
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America is both accessible and tons of fun.
Invite budding naturalists to head outside for a walk — in the woods, a park, or right in their backyard — to spot feathered friends. Backpack Explorer:
Bird Watch leads kids aged 4 and up through the basics of birding, from identifying common birds to learning about habitat and migration and listening for bird songs.
Find out more fascinating facts in this remarkably illustrated study of bird beaks.
Learn about several different birds, their habitats, and how their beaks are uniquely styled to help them survive.
Outstanding 3-D cut-paper illustrations by Robin Brickman create amazingly realistic tableaus of birds in their natural environments with their beaks in action.
A delightful exploration of the incredibly variety of nests birds build for their babies, illustrated by a Caldecott Honoree.
There are so many different kinds of birds — and those birds build so many different kinds of nests to keep their babies cozy.
With playful, bouncy rhyme, Jennifer Ward explores nests large and small, silky and cottony, muddy and twiggy — and all the birds that call them home!
The next Big Book in the series introduces young children to some of the most colorful, magnificent, silly, and surprising feathered creatures from around the world.
Yuval Zommer’s illustrations and fresh approach are what make this series feel distinct. His glorious and quirky pictures appeal to young children, who will relish the flighty questions and pithy facts about the most exciting creatures of the sky.
Birds come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Birds are magic. Birds are everywhere.
If you listen very carefully you will hear them, no matter where you live.
If you look very closely you will see them, no matter where you are. And if you can’t go outside right this minute, you can always read this book!
Hear the songs and learn about 12 of North America's woodland birds!
Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers.
A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying.
More curious readers are invited to explore informative sidebars, which underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers for a variety of practical purposes.
What if a falcon and a hawk had a fight? Who do you think would win?
This nonfiction Reader compares and contrasts two ferocious birds.
Bee hummingbirds, ostriches, flycatchers, chickadees, and bald eagles!
Dick and Sally find themselves on a bird-watching tour led by the Cat in the Hat.
After a quick lesson on just exactly what a bird is, they go motoring around the world to observe our fine feathered friends in their natural habitats.
Young children love watching birds. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about our feathered friends—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.
Start exploring! This little nature guide is perfect for the new reader!
Learn how to identify many common birds by reading about their traits and seeing photos of the animal in nature.
Readers will be excited to start naming the birds they see in the world around them.
In this book, we hear all the different bird calls in counterpoint to the pervasive quiet of a mama bird waiting for her eggs to hatch.
Fun and informative back matter takes the shape of an interview so that readers learn more right from the bird’s bill.
Ken Pak’s lively illustrations, paired with Rita Gray’s words, render a visual and sonorous picture book to be enjoyed by young naturalists.
From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor.
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 whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent’s lap.
From the award-winning creators of
An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests.
From the eastern bluebird and blue jay to the scarlet tanager and northern cardinal, little ones will discover the natural world and learn the names and colors of Phyllis Limbacher Tildes’s exquisitely illustrated birds in their natural habitats.
The color word appears large and bold, and each bird is labeled by name, as are ﬂowers, fruits, and foliage. Each bird is color coded and has a name and gender for children to easily identify.
Birds Unit Study
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Bird Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
Birds Writing Journal Prompts
Basic Bird Study Nature Study Notebooking Pages
Birds of the World Nature Study Notebooking Pages
North American Birds Nature Study Notebooking Pages
Tropical Birds Nature Study Notebooking Pages
USA State Birds Flowers Flags and Seals
Bird Theme Home Preschool Lesson Plans
Bird Color Packet
from Look! We’re Learning! Owl Books for Kids
from Brain Power Boy Birds of Prey Books
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from My Storytime Corner Birds Nest Loose Parts Invitation
from Schooling a Monkey Red Bird Multiplication Worksheet