Next week is Nesting Birds week in Exploring Nature With Children. There are so many awesome books to read to little ones to extend the learning you’re doing outside! Check out the books we will be reading below.
Nest by Jorey Hurley – The single word on each page takes readers on a journey through the year alongside a baby bird. Although there is little text, there is so much to discuss and look at on each page. This book is great for babies-preschool kids.
This is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming – A cumulative story of how a variety of animals help a robin make and gather the materials she needs for her nest. Watch as hatchlings grow and eventually leave the cozy nest the robin made. The vocabulary rich text is paired with bold collage illustrations.
The Best Nest by Doris Mueller & Sherry Neidigh – Magpie tries to teach all the birds to make well-built nests like hers, but they are impatient and don’t let her finish her lesson. A retelling of an old English folktale explaining why different birds make different nests. This is a great introduction to different types of bird nests.
Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward & Steve Jenkins – Fun rhyming text describes a variety of nests built by different birds around the world. Nonfiction captions accompany the illustrations allowing you to extend this book for older kids. This is a perfect book for talking about different kinds of bird nests.
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray & Kenard Pak – Rhythmic text describes the sounds various birds make while a nesting robin remains quiet until the end of the story when the robin hears her eggs cracking open.
A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston & Sylvia Long – One in a series of books featuring nature. Nests of animals, including birds, bees, alligators & orangutans are shown and described in this gorgeous nonfiction book. There is so much information packed in here!
Nature Anatomy by Julia Rothman is also shown in the picture. It is a great resource for all things nature study.
For more nature study book lists check out the Exploring Nature page.
What books are you using for nesting bird week?
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