We were riding home the other day and Tigger spotted a flock of geese flying south for the winter. She shouted “V formation, Mom! V formation!” She was super excited to see that birds actually make the V formation when they fly together.
Since that was such a big hit, I thought we’d look up some great children’s books about birds to share with our kids over the next few weeks. And today I’m sharing the same list with you all.
These are great for learning about birds during fall when birds are migrating to warmer weather or during spring when they’re returning home and making nests!
Read on to make up your own booklist featuring these wonderful bird books for kids. And, for more animal learning fun, don’t miss our printable Nocturnal and Diurnal Animal Sorting Activity!
20 Lovely Children’s Books about Birds
1. The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess
3. National Geographic Kids’ Bird Guide of North America: Second Edition by Jonathan Alderfer
4. About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill
5. DK Eyewitness Books: Bird by David Burnie
6. The Cat in the Hat’s Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds by Tish Rabe
7. The Bird Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
8. Bird Talk: What Birds are Saying and Why by Lita Judge
9. The Birdwatcher’s Coloring Book by Dot Barlowe
10. A Children’s Guide to Arctic Birds by Mia Pelletier
Originally, I only had ten books about birds for kids in this list, but so many new children’s books about birds were released that I wanted to add a few more. So here are another ten to choose from!
12. Birds, Nests, & Eggs by Mel Boring
13. Backyard Birds: Field Guides for Young Naturalists by Karen Stray Nolting
14. Birds (Hello, World!) by Jill McDonald
15. Sounds of Nature: World of Birds by Robert Frank Hunter
16. Bird Watching for Kids: Bite-Sized Learning & Backyard Projects
17. Bird Builds a Nest: A First Science Storybook by Martin Jenkins
18. The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of North America by Bill Thompson III
19. Birds and Their Feathers by Britta Teckentrup
20. Birds: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative, and Easy-to-Use Guide by Herbert S. Zim
Since some of these books are for younger readers, they’d be excellent for introducing birds with great birding crafts or projects! If you plan to write a unit study about birds, these would also be a great foundation for science facts and activities.
Do you have any favorite children’s books about birds in your family? Be sure to share your suggestions with us in the comments!
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Great book list! Another one I love is Look Up: Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard! by Annette Cate. Found you on the Laugh and Learn Link-Up and sharing your post everywhere!
Pinned! Thanks for sharing 🙂
We have many interesting and rare birds here in New Zealand and one we have just finished reading is Old Blue The Rarest Bird In The World byMary Taylor ISBN 978-1-86943-108-2. printed by scholastic. It is about the rare black robin of Chatham. Islands. Its beautifully written in ‘living book’ style and I’d recommend it if you can get a copy.
Selena Robinson says
Thank you! I’ll check it out. 🙂