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Birding for Kids

A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area

by Damon Calderwood & Donald E. Waite
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: birds, environmental conservation & protection

An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fu …

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Old Man and the Penguin, The

A True Story of True Friendship

by Julie Abery, illustrated by Pierre Pratt
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: birds, caribbean & latin america, friendship

Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship.

João hears “a sorry screech” as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil.

Barely moving on the sand, too tired to swim, too weak to stand ... João must save thi …

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Nature All Around: Birds

by Pamela Hickman, illustrated by Carolyn Gavin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: birds, zoology

The perfect resource for budding bird-watchers, this beautiful, comprehensive introduction encourages children to appreciate the wonderful world of birds all around them.

Because birds can be spotted in every neighborhood, and in all seasons, they are an excellent choice for piquing children's interest in wildlife. Here's a comprehensive, child-frie …

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Ostriches

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Nicholas John Frith
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: birds

This third installment in the hilarious and highly-illustrated full-color Superpower Field Guide series features the silly-looking, surprisingly fierce Ostrich. This two-toed torpedo may have the largest eyes of any animal on dry land, but it can outrun most horses!

Meet Eno, an ordinary ostrich living in the Serengeti, a corner of the African savan …

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The Eagle Mother

by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: native canadian, seasons, environmental science & ecosystems, recycling & green living, birds

Return to the valleys of the River of Mists with author Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) and his award-winning, richly illustrative Mothers of Xsan series. 

“an incredible celebration of the deep connections that are essential to the relationships between mothers and their children”—The Globe and Mail

Nox xsgyaak, the eagle mother, cares for he …

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Bird's-Eye View

Keeping Wild Birds in Flight

by Ann Eriksson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: birds, environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today …

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Bird's Eye View

Keeping Wild Birds in Flight

by Ann Eriksson
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: birds, environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today …

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