Do you have a child who just loves birds? Here are our favorite bird books for kids – silly books, picture books, non fiction, and bird watching guides for children.
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Bird Themed Picture Books for Children
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A beautifully illustrated book, Mama Built a Little Nest features all of the different types of nest birds build. Read only the story text on the left page, or explore the details of each kind of bird nest on the right.
Featuring fascinating facts such as the way hummingbirds incorporate spider web to build a stretchy nest, this is a must read for any young bird loving child.
Fly by Mark Teague
This wordless picture book about a bird who doesn’t want to learn to fly is full of creative humor and fun . Fly also celebrates a mother’s relationship with their child.
Wings by Cheryl B. Klein; Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Wings is a fantastic early reader picture book, since all of the words rhyme! The illustrations are darling, and the book features a nice message about resilience.
Bird Watching Books for Kids
What’s That Bird? DK Publication
If you have a beginner bird watcher, What’s That Bird is the book you want! It’s also small enough to carry around without too much trouble.
The Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley
The Sibley Guide to Birds is an thorough, beautifully illustrated bird book.
Non Fiction Bird Books for Children
Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins; Illustrated by Richard Jones
Bird Builds a Nest offers beautifully illustrated introduction to bird life cycles. This is a wonderful read for young children.
This is a Book for People Who Love Birds by Danielle Belleny; illustrated by Stephanie Singleton
My 16yo bought This is a Book for People Who Love Birds as a gift for my bird loving 10-year-old, and the 10-year-old is a huge fan of this read. While not written specifically for children, the book is full of fun facts and details that will engage bird fans of all ages.
American Museum of Natural History Presents Birds of North America
The AMNH Birds of North America book features photographs of more than 650 bird species found in North America. The book also describes bird characteristics and behavior, including nesting and feeding and flight patterns. This is a fantastic read for children who love birds.
What bird books for kids would you add to this list?