Birds of a feather

As the only animal with feathers, birds captivate us with their beauty, their song and their diversity. And birdwatching is awe-inspiring – a great activity for all ages. Even better is reading beautiful books about our feathered friends. These are some of our favorites for children.

Birdology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Birds by Monica Russo. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2015.

Birds and Their Feathers by Britta Teckentrup. Munich; London; New York: Prestel, 2018.

The Birdwatchers by Simon James. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2002.

Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends by Heidi E.Y. Stemple. Lake Forest, Calif.: Seagrass Press, 2018.

Binesi-Dibaajimowinan: Ojibwe Bird Stories Unique to Northern Minnesota by LLTC Design & Print Shop, Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minn., 2019.

Hooray for Birds! By Lucy Cousins. Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2017.

Little Bird Takes a Bath by Marisabina Russa. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015.

My Book of Birds by Geraldo Valério. Toronto; Berkeley: Groundwood Books: House of Anansi Press, 2016.

A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2015.

Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf by Olivia Bouler. New York: Sterling Children’s Books, 2011.

Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email