Check out these 31 bird books for little learners & watch your students become little scientists! They will love learning about their life in the wild. Preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students will love reading this great collection of books. There are fiction books, nonfiction texts, silly and rhyming titles, and so much more! Check out my camping centers and activities to use during your bird study!
Grab my Bird-themed Math & Literacy Center Unit and my Little Learners Science Unit: All About Birds & Chickens to complete this theme in your classroom.
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Fiction Bird Books for Little Learners
This is a fun book that incorporates math skills! Will Birdie and his friends be able to find a house that is just right? It can’t be too tall, too thin, too wide, too narrow, too fat, or too short! This book does a great job at exploring capacity with little learners.
A lyrical ode to birds, this calming book guides students to think differently about birds and our relationship with them. Nature is so beautiful, and we are so busy that we sometimes miss it. This book encourages us to slow down, look around, and see the beauty.
In another book titled Birds, join a little girl as she watches the birds and begins to dream she can fly. What a wonderful daydream?! The girl describes birds by their size, color, shapes, and more. A great addition to a math lesson!
More Fiction Ideas
Calvin loves to read and doesn’t have much interest in learning to fly. The other birds make fun of him, but he is lost in his books. Then comes migration time! His brothers and sisters try carrying him. Will he make it?
Bird is feeling grumpy, and his friends want to help him shake the grumpies! His friends tag along as grumpy bird goes walking, and it turns out exercise, fresh air, and friends can help you get rid of the grumpies and turn your day around.
Join the author in pretending to be many different kinds of birds. Little learners will love seeing all the bright colors and the fantastic array of avian friends!
Explore all the different kinds of nests birds can make in this fun rhyming text. Preschool and kindergarten students will love the rhymes and rhythm and will be engaged with the fabulous illustrations while learning about a bird’s shelter.
This book is so fun and the perfect introduction to making a birdhouse. Join Riki as he builds a birdhouse for his friends. Then watch as he follows the birds through four seasons in his garden.
Join Ruby as she discovers the joy of bird watching! She never knew there were so many kinds of birds in her city park. Your students will love reading about Ruby’s pleasure and may take an interest in bird watching themselves.
The goose family is getting impatient as they wait for their last egg to hatch! The pond is full of life and new babies, but what is taking this egg so long?
Use this book to teach students about self-care and perfection. The egg wants to be perfect, but his friends are not, which causes him a lot of stress. So much pressure that he cracks! The egg must be alone and take care of himself and learn that being perfect isn’t necessary.
Nonfiction Bird Books for Little Learners
This book is an excellent text for little learners! They will read about all the characteristics that make a bird a bird. While some animals may have things in common, they aren’t birds unless they meet all the features. The author does a beautiful job at using simple vocabulary and providing the students with tons of information.
This text walks readers through a year in the life of a robin. The illustrations are excellent, and your little learners will love seeing all the life stages from egg to robin. It even shows the development inside the egg.
This book would be perfect for learning all about animal habitats. It talks about the many different animals that live in nests, not just birds. Your little learners will be captivated by all the other nests and their inhabitants.
This accompanying book to the title above is great to read together. The text is full of information and excellent pictures! Little learners will enjoy learning about all the creatures that come out of eggs. This isn’t just about birds!
Next up, All the Birds in the World! Join a kiwi chick as it wonders how it fits into the bird world. Birds are unique creatures, and all have a few things in common. Read about what makes them unique.
Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bird Alphabet
Look at 26 different kinds of birds and learn one interesting fact about them! This book is terrific to show preschoolers and kindergartners all about the different types of species in the world. The zebra finch, flamingo, and hummingbird are a few of the beautiful critters you will learn about.
More Nonfiction Choices
Join bird as she builds her nest. She may get distracted by the yummy worm, but she is quickly back to work to get her nest completed in time. Also, teach little learners about physical forces.
A great introductory book to bird watching! It tells little learners about bird watching, habitats, migration, and several kinds of birds. Read before going on a walk outside to look for birds in your area.
Teach your little learners about what birds do in the spring and the new life it brings into the world. This book is written for a young audience and uses appropriate vocabulary. It also contains impressive photographs that are bright and eye-catching! It’s also available in Spanish! Check out the Spanish version here.
Teach your preschool and kindergarten students about how and why birds migrate in the winter. The book also talks about how some birds adapt to the changes of the seasons. Real-life photos are breathtaking in this nonfiction book for young readers.
Birds Make Nests
Teach your little learners about the many kinds of birds and their unique nests. The author introduces over 20 types of birds and includes interesting facts about them.
Birds by National Geographics Kids
Written with young children in mind, this book is excellent for talking about size, shapes, and colors and learning about birds. The topic is introduced on one page, and then the bird is shown in real-life on the next.
Show your students the unique characteristics of these winged friends in this nonfiction text. It contains real-life images that will engage your class and encourage them to learn more.
So Many Great Nonfiction Titles!
Little Kids First Big Book of Birds
Learn about over 100 birds in this book full of so many photos and tons of information. Perfect for a reference book to teach your class about unique birds or answer questions they may have about a certain kind of bird. Little learners will love looking through this massive book of birds!
Guess What’s Growing Inside This Egg
This fun guessing book is excellent for teaching young students about all the different animals from eggs. The author gives some clues on one page, and then the students can guess. On the following page, students will find out if they guessed correctly while learning more information about each animal. There is also a comparison that shows all the different egg sizes.
A great option to teach kids all about migration! The author covers many different kinds of animals that migrate, not just birds. She also shows maps and uses simple sentences for little learners. The book features over 30 animals that migrate!
Learn all about these feathered friends in this nonfiction text. They have exceptional eyes for hunting at night, and your students will love learning about their heads that swivels almost all the way around! The book features excellent real-life photos to engage your students, as well.
Just a Few More Ideas
Introduce counting by tens with this fun book and some friendly woodpeckers! It’s the perfect tool to use for math, read-alouds, and so much more!
Learn all about these fun creatures in this nonfiction text written for little learners. The real-life photos will engage your students, and they will love learning about this unique bird.
Join a woodpecker for a day through his eyes! Hiding from predators, making a new hole in a tree, and so much more. Plus, learn about how other animals use the woodpecker’s holes once the bird moves on.
Now that you have tons of bird books to think about for little learners, you can start planning your other lessons to learn about nature. I can help with that too! Check out my Bird Math & Literacy Centers to help little learners with math and reading skills.
Grab my Little Learners Science Unit: All About Birds and Chickens to explore birds, feathers, beaks, and so much more!
Check out my camping centers and activities that will go great with a bird unit!
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