As the weather cools down, many birds head south for the winter. If you’re missing your favorite feathered friends, now is the perfect opportunity to learn more about these amazing creatures in preparation for their return in the spring!
The following titles from National Geographic Kids are the perfect way for kids of all ages (baby to age 12) to get excited about birds that can be found in the backyard AND in some of the most exotic places in the world!
Little Kids First Board Book: Birds (board book, ages Baby-3)
Designed to be the stepping stone to the best-selling National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, the Little Kids First Board Book series takes similar big subjects and distills them down to the simplest nonfiction concepts for the youngest audience.
Not only will readers learn about a variety of birds, but they can also find recurring shapes and patterns in the art, while adults can keep their eyes open for occasional funny commentary from the animals. With their bright and playful design, awesome photography, clear text, and cues to encourage interactive learning, the Little Kids First Board Books take a fresh new approach to make learning about nature and science fun.
Little Kids First Big Book of Birds (hardcover, ages 4-8)
This adorable reference introduces young readers to birds of all kinds: big and small, flyers and swimmers, colorful and plain. They’ll find backyard favorites, such as robins and cardinals, and be introduced to more unique species that inhabit rainforests and deserts around the world.
Bird behaviors kids can relate to, including singing, dancing, building, swimming, and diving, reveal fascinating insights into the avian world. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with profiles of each bird, along with facts about the creatures’ sizes, diets, homes, and more. This charming book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.
Fly With Me: A Celebration of Birds Through Pictures, Poems and Stories (hardcover, ages 4-8) by Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple
This thoughtful and beautifully curated collection of our flying, feathery friends highlights the role birds play in human life from centuries ago to the present day. While it’s beautiful and contains many original poems, it’s also full of valuable real science about these wondrous creatures.
From history and behavior to spotting and photographing, there’s something for every bird fan in the flock. Young birders will learn all about migration and the importance of habitat conservation. They’ll find stories about bird rescues and fun facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They’ll also discover the best bird nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and more.
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America, Second Edition (paperback, ages 8-12)
Fly into the world of birds in the most complete guide for kids to North America’s birds, featuring range maps, cool facts, interactive activities and crafts, and detailed descriptions and drawings by Jonathan Alderfer, one of the country’s top avian experts and artists.
The guide features profiles of 50 of North America’s most popular birds–including how and where they live and tips about how to spot, hear, and attract them–as well as mini-profiles of another 100 birds, for coverage of 150 bird species in all.
Everything Birds of Prey (paperback, ages 8-12)
From eagles to falcons and talons to beaks, Everything Birds of Prey introduces readers to the world’s most ferocious fliers. With stunning visuals and energetic, impactful design, readers won’t stop until they’ve learned everything there is to know about birds of prey.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a prize pack that includes all five books mentioned above. PLUS, the winner can also have a set of the above books sent to their favorite library! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 10/29/22. Good luck!
National Geographic Kids Birds Books Giveaway
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Sandra Dufoe says
Would love to read the Everything Birds of Prey sounds really interesting. I will share this with my grandchildren they love anything to do with nature.
Thomas Gibson says
I would give this prize pack to my nephew. Bird Guide of North America would be fun to review.
Bird Guide of North America would be a book my grandson would like.
Heather C. says
I have a 7 year old who would love these books! We do homeschool, so these would be perfect to add to our curriculum!
Ashley V. says
The older oids ones seem so cool! We LOVE birds and ot would be such a great addition to our library!
Gina Ferrell says
I’m most excited to read Everything Birds of Prey. I will be enjoying this prize pack with my daughter if I win.
Will G says
My kids will be enjoying them.
I am excited to check out the National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America. We have tons of birds at our feeders and the kids would love to find out more about them.
I want to read the National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
I would check out Everything Birds of Prey
Daniel M says
bet my niece would like
Laurie Emerson says
I am excited to read Everything Birds of Prey. My first grade student would love this book as much as I would.
Leigh Nichols says
I am anxious to introduce my little niece Harper to my family’s love of birds, especially with the Bird Guide of North America. What fabulous books!
Stephanie Liske says
These would be great for the girls. 🙂
Hesper Fry says
My 2 daughters would be enjoying this if I won.
Kelly F. says
I would be sharing this prize pack with my two sons. My kindergartner can’t get enough of National Geographic ‘s books and we read a few pages of one each night before bed. Everything Birds of Prey is the book I can see him being most excited about. While my toddler would enjoy Little Kids First Board Book: Birds as he loves animal books.
Candie L says
I would be sharing this with my great nieces when they come to visit. They love all of these activities. Thank you
Donna Clifford says
Everything Birds of Prey I would read first.
Tammy Evans says
This would be for my grandkids and I am most excited about the Fly With Me book.
Janine Hwang says
I’d love to win for my kids