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9 Children’s Books About Birds for Nature Lovers

Children’s books about birds may be some of the most beautiful books you can find.

Who doesn’t love to think about flying? These books will carry you away on the wings of these magnificent creatures. Hopefully, you can inspire a life-long love of nature as you go outside to put your learning to use.

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Children’s Books About Birds


by Nicola Davies and Jane Ray

This beautiful book tells about a hummingbird making its long migration from Granny’s garden. Zoologist Nicola Davies creates an engaging story with enough facts to inspire a young ornithologist.


Ruby’s Birds

by Mya Thompson

When birders get hooked, it is called their “spark” moment. Ruby discovers her love of birding right in her neighborhood and learns that even cities have a wild side.


Bird Count

by Susan Edwards Richmond (Author), Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Illustrator)

Introduce your young ones to the idea of bird watching in this charming tale about a little girl who helps with a Christmas Bird Count. The text offers simple explanations of the identification methods used by birdwatchers and clear descriptions of winter bird habitats.

A Nest is Noisy

by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long

This stunning book along with An Egg is Quiet are two of my favorite bird-related books. The illustrations are mesmerizing and teach so much about the lives of birds.


Woodpecker Wham

by April Pulley Sayre

Enter woodpecker world and get a bird’s eye view of everyday life with Sayre’s paper collage creations.

Hawk Rising

by Maria Gianferrari and Brian Floca

Follow a red-tailed hawk as he hunts in an neighborhood. Stunning images and quick, thrilling prose make this one a treat.

Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends

by Heidi Stemple and Clover Robin

Another lovely tale about bird counting but this one tells you about the person who started the Christmas Bird Count. A nice pairing for Bird Count listed above.


Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight

by Susan Vande Griek and Mark Hoffman

This lyrical book dances through geese who skein, puffins who wheel, to crows who mob and starlings who murmurate. Featuring beautiful illustrations and poems, this new release (Sept 2019) is a perfect introduction to the world of birds.

Our Garden Birds

by Matt Sewell

Our Garden Birds features a different bird for every week of the year. His charming illustrations are a delight. Don’t miss his other books including Owls, Penguins, Our Songbirds and his newest An Atlas of Amazing Birds (out Oct. 1, 2019).

See what is not to love about a bird book! These children’s books about birds are so delightful for everyone to give and keep.

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