These books to teach children about birds are ideal, for anyone raising little ones who adore our feathered friends. All birds are interesting, but not so many books are. But these ones take the biscuit, they’ll have your child or children fascinating by the bird world, in no time.
The Atlas of Amazing Birds is a beautifully illustrated and educational guide to birds, suitable for all ages. Matt’s descriptions are also very funny! A wonderful way to introduce anyone to our feathered friends. Meet:
- The bald eagle (a nest can weigh over 2 tons)
- The elf owl (who plays dead, when in trouble)
- The Adelie penguin (can hold his breath for 6 minutes, and leap up to 3 metres out of the water).
Meet birds that migrate thousands of miles, have strange & showy mating rituals survive in extreme environments, are brilliant builders – or are super-fast, super-brave or super-big! From tiny hummingbirds & towering ostriches to stunning peacocks. Matt Sewell is a wonderfully talented illustrator and ornithologist, whose books are among the most popular for educating people on birds and wildlife, the world over. His illustrations even appear on Isle of Man stamps.
Nature All Around Us: Birds is the perfect resource for budding bird-watchers. This comprehensive introduction encourages children to appreciate the wonderful world of birds, all around them. Because birds can be spotted in every neighbourhood and in all seasons, they are an excellent choice to pique a child’s interest in wildlife. Colourful pages explore the characteristics of different species, along with many fascinating and unique features – from feathers to eggs and nests. Pamela Hickman has an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Biology.
Counting Birds looks at what you can do to help endangered birds around the world, with the real story behind the first annual bird count. Ornithologist Frank Chapman wanted to see the end of the traditional Christmas bird hunt (where people would shoot as many bird as possible), and used his magazine to promote the idea of counting birds. More than 100 years later, professional researchers collect data and share valuable information to help birds of all kinds, from condors to hawks to kestrels. Heidi Stemple lives and writes on a big old farm in Massachusetts that she shares with one very large (who lives inside) and lots of deer, bears, coyotes, bobcats, a grey fox, birds and fat groundhogs, who live outside. Once a year, she calls owls for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Crazy for Birds is a gorgeous informative book. Find fascinating facts, humorous anecdotes and charming illustrations by Croatian-American artist Misha Blaise (who also is a green builder like birds!), who loves paying homage to the amazing birds that populate our skies. Meet the
- Common Swift (who can stay in the air without landing for up to 10 months, sleeping on the wing)
- Tiny Goldcrest (Europe’s smallest bird which can lay one and half times its body weight in eggs)
- Barn Swallow (can fly over 600 miles in one day)
- Mallard Duck (a classic cutie)
- Wilson’s Storm Petrel (can locate by smell in the dark)
- Barn Owl (screeches, no hooting)
- The Goth Chicken (lays black eggs)