Book Recommendations about Birds

9 Jan 2023

Book Recommendations about Birds

The RSPB are hosting their annual Big Garden Birdwatch from 27th-29th January 2023, providing a wonderful learning opportunity for young children. The Big Garden Birdwatch is fun, free and you don’t need a garden to take part! Counting birds from your garden, balcony, or your local park will play a vital role in helping the RSPB to understand how UK birds are doing. Why not get outside and get involved this year with your little one?

Check our our top bird themed book recommendations below and use our pre-made UK bird spotting activity sheet to build excitement around the subject!

Babies: A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins

January book recommendations. The front cover of A Busy Day for Birds book by Lucy Cousins

Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme story about fantastical birds by multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins. “Can you imagine … just for one day … you’re a busy bird? Yes, a bird! Hooray!” Can you stand on one leg like a flamingo or waddle like a penguin? How about say “cock-a-doodle-doo!”, “tuwit-tuwoo” and even “tra-la-la”? What a busy day you will have! A bouncy read-aloud book to be enjoyed; beautifully illustrated with bold, bright colours and packed with all sorts of wild and wonderful birds!.

Toddlers: Hello, World! Birds by Jill McDonald

January book recommendations. The front cover of a book called Hello, World! by Jill McDonald.

Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms (“Peck, peck, peck! This noisy woodpecker is looking for food inside a tree trunk”) and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.

Preschool: One Little Bird by Sheryl Webster

January book recommendations. The front cover of a book called One Little Bird by Sheryl Webster.

When a man cuts down little bird Rosa’s tree, she makes herself a new nest at the top of his house and refuses to budge. News of her protest sweeps through the animal kingdom and it inspires other animals to start moving into people’s homes in protest too! A funny and heartwarming introduction to an important environmental issue and the power we all have when we work together.

Birdwatching Activity Sheet

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