I should have started the week off with this post so that you all could see what we have been reading all week while we were studying birds...oh well.
One book that I found mid-week that I wish we would have had last Sunday when we were studying beaks is Birds Use Their Beaks by Elaine Pascoe. It is part of a series called How & Why?. I liked this book because it talked about all the ways that different birds use their beaks. It also introduced Sam and Avery to some new birds that they didn't know before. Some sections were a bit wordy and detailed but it was very easy to just skip a few sentences to make it more appropriate for my little ones.
Other books that we are enjoying this week -
Robins, Songbirds of Spring by Mia Posada
We are loving this book! It is a non-fiction story book about the life of robins. The pictures are very cute and it rhymes! Sam really liked hearing about what they eat and how they cared for the babies.
In the Nest by Anna Milbourne and Laurence Cleyet-Merle
I talked about this one on Monday.
Since we have so many robins in our backyard I grabbed another robin book at the library.
Robins and Their Chicks by Linda Tagliaferro.
Super simple non-fiction book about robins. No need to cut sentences out of this one, it is the exact right amount of text and information for preschoolers. This is also a great book because the pictures are real photographs of robins.
I found a board book for Avery that is so cute and was perfect for this week.
Find the Bird by Stephen Cartwright
It doesn't have any text at all and is literally just a small board book with a small bird to find on every page. The pictures are of a small girl and her family with a little grey bird that seems to be following them. The reason that I really like this book is because Avery and I can sit inside, read this book and "practice" looking for birds. Then when we go out on a walk and I tell her to find a bird or look for a bird she knows exactly what I mean!
These last two books we got just because I was really interested in checking them out.
Backyard Bird Watching for Kids by George H. Harrison
This is a great book for kids (and families!) that want to get more involved in backyard birding. It has a great section on common backyard birds. There are good pictures, basic information and the common name. The sections that interested me the most were about what birds like to eat, simple ways to feed birds, exact dimensions and descriptions of how to make bird houses that will attract specific birds, and plants you can have in your yard to attract birds. Really a great book with lots of good information that can help kids have fun learning about birds.
Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring part of the Young Naturalist Field Guides
It was the eggs part of that sentence that interested me the most and the book did not disappoint. I enjoyed learning about the differences in the eggs of different birds. Sam and Avery didn't have much interest in this one but I think for a child slightly older this would be a good one. We have a couple of other books in this series and I have used many of their activities and learning experiments with the girls.
For more books on birds you can go to All About Birds page on the sidebar!
That is all I got for tonight and after a long weekend I am going to bed!! GOODNIGHT!