Thursday, May 29, 2014

For the Birds: 50 Children's Books for K-4



Davies, Jacqueline. (2004). The Boy Who Drew Birds: The Story of John James Audubon. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. . New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Thomas, Peggy. (2011). For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson.  Illustrated by Laura Jacques. Honesdale, PA: Calkins Creek.

Traditional and Contemporary Stories
Bryan, Ashley. (2011). Beautiful Blackbird. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

de Mariscal, Blanca Lopez. (2001).  The Harvest Birds/ Los pajaros de la cosecha. Illustrated by Enrique Flores. New York: Lee & Low Books.
DePalma Mary Nwell. (2014).Two Little Birds. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
dePaola, Tomie. (2005). Days of the Blackbird. New York: Puffin.

from  The Lion and the Bird.

Dubuc, Marianne. (2014). The Lion and the Bird. Brooklyn NY: Enchanted Lion Books.
Dumont, Jean-Francois. (2014). The Geese March in Step. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.
Graham, Bob. (2008). How to Heal a Broken Wing. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Hayes, Joe. (2002). Pajaro Verde / The Green Bird. Illustrated by Antonio Castro L. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Huxley, Aldous. (2011). The Crows of Pearblossom. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. New York: Harry N. Abrams.
Judge, Lita. ( 2014). Flight School. New York: Atheneum.
Lionni, Leo. (2000). Tico and the Golden Wings. New York: Dragonfly Books.
Mikkigak, Qaunaq and Joanne Schwartz. (2013). Grandmother Ptarmigan. Illustrated by Illustrated by Qin Leng. Iqaluit, Nunavut: Inhabit Media.
Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (Inuit). (2014). The Raven and the Loon. Illustrated by Kim Smith. Iqaluit, Nunavut: Inhabit Media.

Rumi. (2014). Two Parrots. Illustrated by Rashin. New York: NorthSouth
Schwartz, Ellen. Abby's Birds. Illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.
Staake, Bob. (2013). Bluebird. New York: Schwartz & Wade
Steed, Philip. (2012). A Home for Bird. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
Van Camp, Richard (Dogrib). (1997).  A Man Called Raven. Illustrated by George Littlechild. New York: Lee & Low Books.

Williams, Maria. (Tlingit) (2001). How Raven Stole the Sun. Illustrated by Felix Vigil. New York: Abbeville Kids.
from  Little Bird.
Zullo, Germano. (2012). Little Bird. Brooklyn NY: Enchanted Lion Books.

Informational & Literary Nonfiction

Bash, Barbara. ( 1992). Urban Roosts: Where Birds Nest in the City. New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
Bouler, Olivia. (2011). Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf. New York: Sterling.
Cate, Annette LeBlanc. (2013). Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Collard, Sneed B. III. (2008). Wings! Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Collard, Sneed B. III. (2002). Beaks!  Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Dunning, Joan. (2011). Seabird of the Forest. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.
Dunphy, Madeleine. (2008). The Peregrine's Journey: A Story of Migration. Illustrated by Kristen Kest. Berkeley, CA: Web of Life.
Franco, Betsy. (2007). Birdsongs.  Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Garelick, May. (1995). What Makes a Bird a Bird? Illustrated by Trish Hill.  New York: Mondo Press.
Gray, Rita. (2014).  Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? Illustrated by Kenard Pak. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.
Henkes, Kevin. (2009). Birds. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. New York: Greenwillow.
Hurley, Jorey. (2014.) Nest. New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.
Judge, Lita. (2012). Bird Talk: What Birds Are Saying and Why. New York: Flashpoint.

from Puffin Patrol.
Lewin, Ted & Betsy Lewin. Puffin Patrol. New York: Lee & Low Books.
Kelly, Irene. (2009). Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest: Where Birds Begin. New York: Holiday House.
Schaefer, Lola M. (2014).  Arrowhawk. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska. New York: Squarefish.
Schulman, Janet. (2008). Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. Illustrated by Meilo So. New York: Knopf.
Stewart, Melissa. (2014). Feathers: Not Just for Flying. Illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Stewart, Melissa. (2009). A Place for Birds. Illustrated by Higgins Bond. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.

Susan Roth's collages from Parrots Over Puerto Rico.
Trumbore, Cindy. (2013). Parrots Over Puerto Rico. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. New York: Lee & Low Books.
Ward, Jennifer. (2014). Mama Built a Little Nest. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. New York: Beach Lane Books.
Willis, Nancy Carol. (2006). Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey. Middletown, DE: Birdsong Books.


Florian, Doug. (2000). on the wing. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Johnston, Tony. (2001). The Barn Owls. Illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Prevert, Jacques. (2007). How to Paint the Portrait of a BirdIllustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
Rosen, Michael. J. (2009). The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Birding Poems. Illustrated by Stan Fellows. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
Sierra, Judy. (2003). Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems.  Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. New York: HMH Books for Young Readers.

Winer, Yvonne. (2002). Birds Build Nests. Illustrated by Tony Oliver. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

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