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YOU NEST HERE WITH ME

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yolen
Author's First Name: 
Jane
Second Author's First Name: 
Heidi E. Y.
Second Author's Last Name: 
Stemple
Illustrator's First Name: 
Melissa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Sweet
Publisher: 
Boyds Mills
Publication Date: 
2015

 A child is tucked into bed, hearing about the cozy places birds nest, reassured of her own safe nest. A goodnight book of comforting, rhyming text and illustrations of cuddling birds.

TWO LITTLE BIRDS

Two Little Birds
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
DePalma
Author's First Name: 
Mary Newell
Publisher: 
Eerdmans
Publication Date: 
2014

Very young readers will follow the simple, lively story about two little birds who hatch, feed, frolic, and eventually migrate south. Colorful, textured, collage illustrations make this book soar.

THE BIRDS OF BETHLEHEM

Birds of Bethlehem
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
dePaola
Author's First Name: 
Tomie
Publisher: 
Nancy Paulsen
Publication Date: 
2012

Colorful anthropomorphized birds from Bethlehem agree that they must investigate this miracle attracting kings and "heavenly hosts" singing in the night to their town. Their "birds'-eye view" creates an unusual approach to the Nativity story.

BIRD TALK: WHAT BIRDS ARE SAYING AND WHY

Bird Talk Cover
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Judge
Author's First Name: 
Lita
Publisher: 
Flash Point
Publication Date: 
2012

Birds say everything from “Pick Me!” to “We’re under attack!” via calls, songs, dances, struts. and booms. Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations on a white background show the birds clearly communicating their desires with backmatter providing additional information.

LITTLE BIRD

little bird
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Zullo
Author's First Name: 
Germano
Illustrator's First Name: 
Albertine
Publisher: 
Enchanted Lion
Publication Date: 
2012

A farmer alights from a lonely red truck at a desert crevice and frees yellow, red, pink, blue-patterned birds from its back doors. One tiny black bird remains to offer the farmer a magical experience. Blocks of color with spare text emphasize how much small things matter.

MOONBIRD: A YEAR ON THE WIND WITH THE GREAT SURVIVOR B95

Moonbird
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hoose
Author's First Name: 
Phillip
Publisher: 
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 
2012

Adventure surrounds a small shorebird’s awe-inspiring 9,000 mile annual migration from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, a journey completed eighteen times—to the moon and halfway back—while scientists track it. Carefully labeled maps and photographs highlight the text with enhancing source notes and bibliography.

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Springman
Author's First Name: 
I. C.
Illustrator's First Name: 
Brian
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Lies
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2012

Vibrant acrylic paint and colored pencils reveal Magpie's determination to collect and hoard every item he finds from marble to tooth brush. Hand-lettered concepts including "nothing," "something," "way too much," and "enough" trace his progress from empty to overflowing nest and back again.

KAKAPO RESCUE: SAVING THE WORLD'S STRANGEST PARROT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Montgomery
Author's First Name: 
Sy
Illustrator's First Name: 
Nic
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Bishop
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 
2010

The flightless kakapo, which weighs up to nine pounds, faces extinction on its remote New Zealand island. Stunning photographs and an informal narrative introduce the world’s rarest and heaviest parrot as well as the scientists who are trying to save it.

HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hills
Author's First Name: 
Tad
Publisher: 
Schwartz & Wade
Publication Month: 
July
Publication Date: 
2010

Captivated by an unfinished story, Rocket the dog is introduced to the “wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet” by a little yellow bird. Young children will identify with Rocket's initial reluctance to learn as well as his eventual love of books.

BIRDS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Henkes
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Illustrator's First Name: 
Laura
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Dronzek
Publisher: 
Greenwillow
Publication Date: 
2009

Somewhere between meditation and observation, a series of almost-poems about birds is limned in thick outlines and brilliant color.

 

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