-Predator-prey activity, students will be able to demonstrate how birds help cycle nutrients and energy through ecosystems and how poisons in food chain affect predators.
Raptor: A Kids Guide to Birds of Prey
LauBach, Christyna M. and Ren 2002
ISBN -10: 1580174450 Non-Fiction
Introduces birds at the top of the food chain with lively text enhanced with more than 100 full color photographs. Kids learn how to explore Raptors in the wild and explore the mysteries of the Raptor flight, hunting strategies, and behavior. Flight Silottettes, range maps, real life stories of individual birds and more will satisfy the most voracious Raptor enthusiast.
Who needs Plants?
Trumbauer, Lisa 2003
ISBN 0-7368-1715-8 Non-Fiction
This book explores some of the ways that animals and people use plants for food and shelter.
The World That We Want
Toft, Kim Michelle 2005
ISBN-10 1580891144 Non-Fiction
This book describes a variety of wildlife environments and teaches children about links between ecological communities.
-Students will model how various species are interconnected through food webs and describe the many roles birds play in nature.
Animal Life Cycles Growing and Changing
Kalman, Bobbie 2006
ISBN-10 0778723127 Non-fiction
Children will be fascinated by the different ways animals grow and change from the time they are embryos to the time they are adults. This amazing book explains what a life cycle is in a clear, simple way. Detailed diagrams and colorful photographs help explain the life cycles of many different animals, including mammals, birds, snakes, lizards, insects, spiders and worms. Full-color illustrations.
Amazing Birds of Prey
Parry-Jones, Jemima, 1992
ISBN-13 9780679827719 Non- Fiction
Introduces the physical characteristics and habits of birds of prey, including falcons, eagles, vultures, owls, and hawks. Full-color photos. Take a close-up look at the elegant "lions of the sky"—how eagles catch, kill, and eat their prey, how owls fly so silently, which hawk uses a spider's web to protect its nest, and more.
Birds on Display
-Food and Feathers Recreation, Literature, symbols, Arts
-Students can identify at least three ways that birds have a positive effect on people.
Bright Wings An illustrated Anthology Poems about Birds
Collins, Billy 2009
In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression. This substantial anthology has more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the "bright wings" around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet's and painter's art.
Songbirds: The Language of a Song
Johnson, Sylvia A 2001
ISBN-13: 978-1575054834 Non-Fiction
Johnson tells how ornithologists began to study the language of birds, describing the methods of collecting, identifying, and transcribing their songs. She cites the research that has been done and several of the theories that have been developed to explain the complexities and subtleties of avian communication. Sharp, clear, full-color photographs accompany the information. The author also touches on the human and natural threats that affect the survival of songbirds. A factual and visual peek into a fascinating phenomenon.
Why Do Birds Sing?
Holub, Joan 2004
ISBN-13: 978-0142401064 Non-Fiction
Easy-to-Read series, these books offer information and advice organized in question-and-answer format. Each book poses a series of queries and answers them on single pages and double-page spreads. Do you love birds? If you do, you’re not alone! Birds are fun to watch and they make great pets. There is so much to know about birds. Why do they have feathers? Can parrots really talk? Why do birds build nests? Do birds like toys? Beginning readers will find the answers to these questions—and many more—in this lively, fact-filled book. Filled with colorful illustrations and photographs of wild and domestic birds, this is a perfect selection for any young bird-watcher or bird lover.
Backyard Birding for Kids
Lee, Fran 2005
ISBN-13: 978-1586854119 Non-Fiction
Divided into three sections, the book includes the why, how, and where of bird watching and how to encourage birds to visit one's backyard and other locations, followed by suggestions of what to wear and take on a birding trip. The best parts are the discussion of field marks and the two explanatory pages that follow, because a bird's distinctive markings added to correct terminology supply all the clues needed to identify the species. The second part is comprised of six sections: city, woodland, country, wetland, seashore, and desert birds.
Sharing the Wonder of Birds with Kids
Erickson, Laura 1996
ISBN-10 0816642117 Non-Fiction
Chock-full of creative activities, this hands on guide goes way beyond teaching bird identification. In a light-hearted style it paves the way for children to discover with a little help from the beauty and significance of birds, how their bodies work, why do they behave as they do, and why it’s so critical for us to protect and care for them.
Light As A Feather
-Proverbs, adages, Literal, figurative
-Students will distinguish between figurative and literal translations of various bird sayings and analyze bird-related sayings of diverse cultures.
Breakin out of the Bungle Bird
Reynolds, Aaron 2005
The importance of taking advice—for ages 8 and under As best friends Fleeya mosquito and Sue butterfly share some punch, a Bungle Bird flies by and eats them for lunch. Finding themselves in the dark belly of the bird, they try hard to think of an escape. Fleeya comes up with several solutions, but Sue—the older of the two—won’t listen. Deciding she must act on her own, Fleeya flies up the bird’s throat and out its mouth when it’s sleeping. Unfortunately, Sue is not so lucky. This clever, rhyming poem—Dr. Seuss style—helps kids understand the importance of listening to friends and wise counselors when they need help.
The Quotable Birder
Adler, Bill 2004
Birds of all species, from hummingbirds to eagles, have long inspired great minds to even greater heights. Anyone with a bird feeder in their backyard will understand why. Avian antics amuse us, their beauty renders us inarticulate, and their feats of endurance suggest the awesome mysteries of nature, However, the infatuation with birds goes far beyond the realm of the birdwatchers. It infects poets, playwrights, politicians, comedians, and explorers alike. Leaf through the pages of The Quotable Birder to enjoy sentiments witty, profound, wise, and joyful, among the hundreds of quotes from such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Steven Wright, Emily Dickinson and many more.
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Bartlett, John 2002
This canonical reference work, originally published in 1855, soldiers on, seeking out memorable quotations in the midst of these dark ages of rhetoric. Since the last edition in 1992, the pickings have been slim; recent selections are weighted toward bon mots from pop cultural phenomena (Jerry Seinfeld, Larry Clark, and J. K. Rowling), irritating catchphrases ("Show me the money!") and laughable attempts to evade rather than achieve clear expression ("It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is"). Fortunately there is still Bartlett's great trove of five millennia of timeless poetry, prose, oratory and epigrams, arranged chronologically and indexed by author and thematic keywords.
Bird Behavior Scavenger Hunt
-Behavior, flocking, roosting
-The students will learn to identify different behavior patterns of birds and explain their function.
What Makes a Bird a Bird?
Garelick, May 1995
ISNB 9781572550087 Non-Fiction
What is the one special thing that makes a bird a bird? Is it flying, or building a nest, or laying eggs? This book poses many questions that lead the reader on an exciting search to find out what makes a bird a bird.
Animals in Flight
Jenkins, Steve and Page, Robin 2001
ISBN-10: 0618123512 Non-Fiction
Find out how and why birds and beast fly.
Swallows in the Birdhouse
Swinburne, Brinkman and Stephen, R 2005
ISBN: 9781590783290 Fiction
One day, Hayley and Martin decide to build a birdhouse to attract backyard swallows. Soon, their new home is in use, and the children can watch as the swallows collect nesting materials and lay six snowy white eggs. The male must protect the nesting female, and both parents must prepare to feed their young plenty of tasty bugs. Before long, Hayley and Martin can see six little brown birds accompanying their parents outside the birdhouse and preparing for their long trek to warmer winter weather. The children have built a successful box, but will their swallow family return next year?
Biel, Timothy, and Wexo, John B 2002
This book from the popular series includes the physical description, habits, behavior and the future of owls.
-Students will be able to identify and describe the advantages of bird adaptations, and discuss the importance of adaptations to birds.
Collard, Sneed B. 2002
ISBN-10 1570913889 Non-Fiction
This book has vivid illustrations and clear, easy to follow text depicting the habits of birds and the utility of their beaks.
All About Turkeys (all About Series)
Arnosky, Jim 1998
ISNB-10: 0590697803 Non-Fiction
Watercolor pictures and brief text detail the life and habits of the wild turkey. Pictures include life-size representations of an egg and a footprint.
How and Why Birds use their Bills (How and Why Series)
Pascoe, Elaine 2000
ISBN-10: 157471659X Non-Fiction
This book shows how and why birds use their bills in 16 pages.
Home is where The Forest Is
-Carrying capacity, habitat, habitat loss
-Students will define the concepts of habitat and carrying capacity; describe the importance of forest habitat to bird species; and recognize some of the factors that influence or change bird populations.
Urban Roosts: Where birds Nest in the City
Bash, Barbara 1992
Thirteen species of birds, from the familiar pigeon to the sleek, skyscraper-nesting peregrine falcon, to show how these creatures have successfully adapted to new city habitats. The fact that many of the birds' original environments have been destroyed by man, but is not heavy-handed in her message. In a picture-book format, the brief text gives fascinating and sometimes humorous glimpses into the birds' way of life. Imaginative book design puts the text (and readers) right into the pictures, the deep-colored illustrations reflecting both the liveliness of the birds and the stark beauty of the urban setting.
Have you seen Birds?
Oppenheim, Joann 1990
ISBN -10 0590270303 Non-Fiction
A picture book that depicts a variety of birds seen throughout the year and in different habitats.
Dear Child of the Earth
Schim, Schimmel 1994
This book is a letter from Mother Earth, letting us know that animals that live here need us.
Busy Bird Motel
-Bird-banding station, mist nets
-Students will use two methods used by scientists to count different birds; explain why scientists observe and band birds; and interpret color bands to identify years and places were banded.
BIRD, BIRD, BIRD (A Chirping Chant)
Pulley, April 2007
ISNB 9781559719780 Non-Fiction
Sixty-three North American birds flit, fly, and dive across the pages of this cheery chirping chant. Bird, Bird, Bird! Is the third book in Northwood’s famous chant series--all known for tongue-twisting, silly-sounding, say-it-faster fun! Zany caricatures of each bird present these feathered-friends in larger-than-life proportions. (You won’t need your binoculars here!) After readers have mastered the chant, they can turn to the back to get the real scoop on each bird. Sayre takes bird watching to a whole new level. Teaches the names of sixty-three American birds through rhyming text, with a glossary that gives details about each bird featured.
Jennings, Terry 2010
From city streets to salt marshes by the sea, learn how to spot tracks, identify markings, and discover secret hideaways with Wildlife Watchers. Packed with fascinating fact files, stunning photographs, and hands-on activities, find out about what lives in the different habitats that surround you. What are you waiting for? Get on the scent!
Arnold, Caroline and Wynne 2007
ISBN 9781570915161 Non-Fiction
In answer to this perennial question, young naturalists will learn the mechanics of bird flight and discover how wing types meet the survival needs of different species. Popular science author Caroline Arnold infuses her love of birds into this informative look at avian flight. Provides readers with an examination of how birds are able to fly while also reviewing the diverse survival needs of different species, enhanced with full-color illustrations.