Birds play parts in stories for all ages. Check out one of these children’s books, starring birds, the next time you go to the library or book store.
Penelope Nuthatch and the Big Surprise
By David Gavril
Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated, 2006
Read about Penelope Nuthatche’s day at the waterpark.
Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World
By Howard Norman/Illustrations by Leo & Diane Dillon
Gulliver Books/Harcourt, 2004
Read these five stories, translated from storytellers in Australia, Sri Lanka, Matebeleland, Africa and China. Each bird’s character reveals a part of the culture that the story originated.
First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story
By Noriko and Don Carroll
Andrew McMeel Publishing, 2006
Follow the adventure of Honey the hummingbird as she builds her nest and teaches her babies how to fly.
By Betsy Franco/Illustrations by Steven Kenkins
Margaret K.McElderry Books, 2007
Discover the different songs that birds sing from sunrise to sunset.
Today at the Bluebird Café: a branchful of birds
By Deborah Ruddell/Illustrations by Joan Rankin
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007
These fun and silly poems feature both parrots and birds in the wild. Be sure to check out “The Cockatoo” and “Toucan Tour Guide.”
An Egg is Quiet
By Dianna Aston/Illustrations by Sylvia Long
Chronicle Books, 2006
Learn a variety of egg facts and take an illustrated look at more than 60 types of eggs. Discover the different sizes, shape, colors and where to find the eggs and the animal they belong to.