Bird Books

bird books for unit study

We created a bird study for Miss J. I decided it would be good to share some of the book resources with you that we used. I will be linking to this in an upcoming post on the unit study itself so be watching for it.

bird books on Audubon

We specifically made it a point to talk about John James Audubon and the influence he had on nature studies, and bird studies in particular. These were two very interesting books about him and his work.

The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies

Capturing Nature: The Writings and Art of John James Audubon edited by Peter and Connie Roop

bird books set 1

These are some of the reference books we picked up at the library.

Backyard Birds

Smithsonian Bird Watcher

Bird – a DK eyewitness book

If You Were a Bird by S. J. Calder

bird books set 2

These books were chosen because they hit on a specific theme or idea we were covering such as nests or the birds we were likely to see based on where we live.

Learn About Texas Birds

Backyard Birds Texas by Bill Fenimore

Birds Build Nests by Cathryn Sill

About Birds: A Guide For Children

bird books set 3

And these were directing some of the more detailed information and questions for the study.

Exploring Creations with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day by Jeannie Fulbright

Look Up: Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate

What’s That Bird? Teacher Key from Memoria Press

These books, by themselves, make a pretty thorough bird study. But, if you want to go further with it, check out the upcoming post about the unit study that Miss J just finished.

Blessings,
At Home.

 

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5 thoughts on “Bird Books

  1. homeworkandhorseplay January 26, 2018 at 11:32 pm Reply

    This looks like a great line up of books. I need to remember this list this summer if we finally get around to doing a bird study. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Annette V January 26, 2018 at 11:46 pm Reply

    Oh…you MUST READ a nest for celeste. It would fit this study perfectly!!!!!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome January 27, 2018 at 9:38 pm Reply

      I just wish our library system had it! Maybe I will see if the local bookstore carries it.

  3. Birds Unit Study | At Home January 30, 2018 at 10:24 am Reply

    […] also checked out a bundle of bird books from the library and spent some time, early in the study, focused on nests, parts of the birds, […]

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