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If you’re studying birds with your preschoolers, be sure to include one or more of these kids books about birds.
Gather a collection of nonfiction and fiction books to add to your bird activities for preschool.
Nonfiction books will help your preschoolers understand birds and how they grow from eggs to adults.
Fiction picture books will help kids relate to the birds that they see in their own backyard.
Kids Books About Birds
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about birds.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Birds, Nests & Eggs – A fun, informative take-along guide that will help children identify 15 birds.
Bird Builds a Nest – It’s time for Bird to build her nest! Follow her as she pulls a worm out of the ground, lifts some twigs that are just the right size, and pushest he twigs into place.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Birds – This adorable reference introduces young readers to birds of all kinds: big and small, flyers and swimmers, colorful and plain.
The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs – This book features recordings of twelve bird songs from some of the best-known garden bird species seen and heard across North America.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bird Alphabet – From the albatross to the zebra finch, Mrs. Peanuckle pulls out her binoculars and introduces toddlers to 26 species of birds from all around the world.
Snow Birds – Snowflakes whirling, snow-flocks swirling, streaks of white twirl through the night . . . You’ve heard of birds who migrate to warmer climates in the wintertime—but what about those who persevere through snowy weather and freezing temperatures?
The Burgess Bird Book for Children – While “interviewing” Slaty the Junco, Redwing the Blackbird, Melody the Wood Thrush, Spooky the Screech Owl, and dozens of other common birds, our guides, Peter Rabbit and saucy Jenny Wren — and, of course, the reader — learn about their physical appearances, eating and nesting habits, and songs and calls.
The Beak Book – Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar, make nests, battle for mates, and more!
Bird Hugs – Bernard isn’t like other birds. His wings are impossibly long, and try as he might, he just can’t seem to fly.
Baby’s First Book of Birds & Colors – The colorful world of birds! Birds come in all different shapes, sizes, and yes, colors, too!
A Nest Is Noisy – This book offers a look at the fascinating world of nests, from those of tiny bee hummingbirds to those of orangutans high in the rainforest canopy.
Hello, World! Birds – Young children love watching birds. Now here’s a Hello, World! board book that teaches toddlers all about our feathered friends—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.
Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey – When the last summer flowers open their petals to the sun, it’s time for a tiny ruby-throated hummingbird to dip its beak into the heart of each bloom, extracting as much nectar as possible before the hard trip ahead.
Birds, Owls and Birds!: A Fun Activity Book for Kids and Bird Lovers! – Get ready to sketch, search and puzzle solve, because this book is virtually brimming with fun activities to complete, all with a feathered friend theme.
Mama Built a Little Nest – There are so many different kinds of birds—and those birds build so many different kinds of nests to keep their babies cozy.
Which of these books about birds will you read first?
RESOURCES I LOVE
The perfect addition to our Spring time Learning Table, these Counting Eggs add a pop of color as well as a little something to find, count, sort, and explore imaginative thinking with.
These beautiful made wooden Birds Memory Game for children to learn about the world around them and make connections with the things they see in their daily life. And chances are, they’ve seen a bird flying overhead! A bird theme is also great as it encourages you to step outside and right into nature.