Non-Fiction Picture Books About Birds

The Atlas of Amazing Birds: (fun, colorful watercolor paintings of birds from around the world with unusual facts, ages 5-10, perfect gift for young birders and naturalists) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616898571
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 1st, 2019

From colossal condors to polychromatic peacocks, The Atlas of Amazing Birds celebrates winged creatures through joyful watercolors and well-researched, humorously told tales of their habits and habitats. Some birds migrate thousands of miles, others display showy mating rituals. Some survive in extreme environments, others are fast, brave, or big!

Big Book of Birds (The Big Book Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500651513
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Published: Thames & Hudson - June 4th, 2019

The next Big Book in the series introduces young children to some of the most colorful, magnificent, silly, and surprising feathered creatures from around the world.

Sounds of Nature: World of Birds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781786030832
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - June 28th, 2018

A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council).

Travel the world with the Sounds of Nature series – press the note in each of the 10 habitats to hear vivid recordings of over 60 different bird sounds.
The Sounds of Nature series brings the natura

Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems, and Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426331817
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 16th, 2018

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight Cover Image
By Susan Vande Griek, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771389952
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 3rd, 2019

This lyrical celebration of birds explores the fascinating ways these creatures move through the air.

For each of twelve birds from around the world, a captivating poem describes the animal's distinctive movement and the special word associated with that movement, from geese who skein and puffins who wheel, to crows who mob and starlings who murmurate.

Plume Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802854926
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2017

New York Times selection for Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017

In this lovely book, young readers are introduced to a variety of beautiful birds, from the familiar chicken to the exotic ibis. But lurking in the background of every page is a cat, who also seems very interested in the birds.

Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey Cover Image
By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781627793698
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 14th, 2020

Robert Burleigh's narrative nonfiction picture book follows a hummingbird’s migration south for the winter, with stunning art by Wendell Minor.

When the last summer flowers open their petals to the sun, it’s time for a tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to dip its beak into the heart of each bloom, extracting as much nectar as possible before the hard trip ahead.

Hello, Crow Cover Image
By Candace Savage, Chelsea O'Byrne (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771644440
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 30th, 2019

"A wonderful way to introduce young readers to the natural world that lurks just outside their windows."
--Globe Books

Will Franny ever prove to her dad that crows and kids can be friends?

The Nest That Wren Built Cover Image
By Randi Sonenshine, Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536201536
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2020

Nature lovers and poetry fans alike will be drawn to this lyrical picture book depicting how Carolina wrens build a nest for their young.

This is the bark, snippets of twine,
spidery rootlets, and needles of pine
that shape the nest that Wren built.

Finch Cover Image
By Javier Sobrino, Federico Delicado (Illustrator), Jon Brokenbrow (Translator)
ISBN: 9788416733521
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Published: Cuento de Luz SL - September 3rd, 2019

Finalist at the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Caged bird Finch will discover that the path to happiness is freedom, even if it comes with lurking dangers.

Loon Cover Image
By Susan Vande Griek, Karen Reczuck (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781773062365
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 2nd, 2019

It's summertime, and as darkness falls there is a haunting sound from the lake -- Ooh-hoo-oo, ooh-hoo-oo. It is a loon calling to its family across the water.

Hummingbird Cover Image
By Nicola Davies, Jane Ray (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536205381
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Published: Candlewick - May 7th, 2019

Follow a tiny hummingbird on its journey from Central America to Central Park in a captivating tale with exquisite illustrations echoing the creature’s jeweled tones.

Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Jonathan Voss (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399548420
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Stunning illustrations and gorgeous haikus lead young readers through the dramatic life cycle of one of America's most beloved wild animals.

Pip. Pip. Pip. Poking
A hole. Cracking. Cracking. Out
Pecks the white owlet.