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Monday, January 12, 2015

10 Favorite Picture Books about Birds

10 Flight-tastic Picture Books about Birds


So you love nature's feather friends?  Here are a few super fun books about birds, beaks, and bills!  

Telephone



Froodle


Froodle by Antoinette Portis
In a normal neighborhood, on a typical day, the birds chirp, the dogs bark and the cats meow. When Little Brown Bird decides she doesn't want to sing the same old song, out comes a new tune that shakes up the neighborhood and changes things forever in this funny, innovative book that kids will love to read outloud.

Flight School


Flight School by Lita Judge

This one is a new fave.  Seriously adorable!  See my review here.

Baby Penguins Love Their Mama


Baby Penguins Love Their Mama

Y'all, I love Melissa Guion!  Fab lady, fun books.  I got my first glimpse of it here!

Flap Your Wings


When a strange egg appears in their nest, Mr. and Mrs. Bird kindly take it upon themselves to raise the "baby bird" inside. But when the egg hatches, the Birds are in for a big surprise--"Junior" is the oddest-looking baby bird they've ever seen--with big, long jaws full of teeth and an appetite to match. In fact, he looks more like a baby alligator than a baby bird! Nevertheless, the devoted Birds run themselves ragged feeding Junior until he gets so big, he must leave the nest or it will collapse underneath him.But how can Junior fly without wings? To the delight of the Birds--and readers!--the dilemma is solved when Junior takes off from a branch overlooking a pond.

Hello, My Name is Ruby


Hello, My Name is Ruby

Enjoyed this one.  Read more about Ruby here.

Bluebird



Calvin Can't Fly


Calvin Can't Fly
Calvin is one unusual starling! While his siblings and cousins learn to fly, this rare bird lets his imagination soar while reading about pirates, dinosaurs, and other fascinating things. 
       The other birds call him "geeky beaky," but Calvin just ruffles his feathers and buries his beak in a book. Yet, when it comes time to migrate, poor Calvin suddenly realizes he can't fly!  His sisters, brothers, and cousins carry him into the air.
       But on their way south, the winds blow hard, the trees bend, and the air starts to smell strange. It's a hurricane, and only Calvin can save the day-because he has read all about it!
      

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus


Everybody loves this quirkly little penguin, right?!

Mama Built a Little Nest




Love!!  Read more about it here.



And an old school favorite for good measure:

Petunia


Petunia classic picture book
In this, the first of the series of classic books featuring the silly goose, Petunia finds a book—and, deciding that if she owns a book she must be wise, dispenses hilariously mistaken advice to the other animals in the farmyard. 






Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus GameMusic from Peep and the Big Wide World