Birds: Supplementary Resources
Look for additional stories for little children in the S7 online library.
*Angus and the Ducks
by Marjorie Flack
Curious Angus ventures out among the ducks next door.
*Bird ChildrenIf your children loved Elizabeth Gordon’s Flower Children drawings, they will probably enjoy the rhymes and drawings she did of birds.
*Make Way for Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey
'Mrs. Mallard was sure that the pond in the Boston Public Gardens would be a perfect place for her and her eight ducklings to live. The problem was how to get them there through the busy streets of Boston. But with a little help from the Boston police, Mrs. Mallard and Jack, Kack, Lack, Nack, Ouack, Pack and Quack, arrive safely at their new home. '
by Jane Yolen'Late one winter night a little girl and her father go owling. The trees stand still as statues and the world is silent as a dream. Whoo-whoo-whoo, the father calls to the mysterious nighttime bird.'
Books that tell story of The Firebird
The Painter and the Wild Swans
by Claude Clement
Transfixed by the beauty of a passing flock of white swans, a Japanese painter finds that he cannot work until he sees them again.
The Silver Swan
by Michael Morpugo
"A boy on an isolated farm observes a lovely swan as she arrives on a moonlit lake. Day by day, the boy watches as she makes her home on the lake, finds a mate, builds a nest, and hatches five fluffy cygnets. When a starving fox threatens the swan and her brood, the boy desperately tries to protect his friend, but eventually he must comes to terms with the harsh--and, ultimately, the redemptive--aspects of nature. " Beautiful illustrations, but may be too sad for some children. True to life.
*Thy Friend, Obadiah
by Brinton Turkle
*Tico and the Golden Wings
by Leo Lionni
A little bird born without wings is one day granted his wish. But the wings are made of gold and his friends turn against him.
Trumpet of the Swan
by E.B. White'Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him. Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection'
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard and Florence Atwater'The adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations.'
In the Days of Audubon
by Hezekiah Butterworth
Meet a true lover of birds. Notice in the back of the book are suggestions for studying birds and even taming wild birds.
Here is Volume One of Audubon’s drawing of American birds
Bird Songs I picked this book up at Costco a couple of years ago and LOVE it. It’s been durable, even though we’ve had to replace the batteries. My little granddaughters love the beautiful colorful pictures of birds and sitting and listening to their songs. We’ve often identified birds in the yard by matching them to their songs. It looks like it’s out of print, but I’ve seen some at library used book sales. There are some used copies on Amazon and I noticed there’s a kindle version. I wonder if that would work?
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