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Birds

This beautiful book compares many different types of eggs with lyrical prose and true-to-life illustrations.

A glimpse into the creatures that build their own homes.

Mags and Cody replant their grandmother’s garden after she passes away, and hope that the bluebirds return along with the flowers.

From the ruby-throated hummingbird zig-zagging around to the orb weaver spinning its web, this book of delicate poetry highlights the many unique creatures of the world.

Follow Crinkleroot and find out what it takes to be a bird watcher! With detailed descriptions of bird habitats, coloration, and characteristics, readers are bound to walk away with a new found understanding of the world of birds.

A book about the Earth’s ecology and it’s connection to mankind.

Farfallina and Marcel, a caterpillar and a gosling respectively, are an unlikely pair yet are the best of friends. But when they are both separated for a long time, they each undergo a miraculous transformation. Will these friends find each other again? And if they do, will they have grown apart while growing up?

A field guide to common birds for young students.

“I’m as lazy as a lizard, I’m as busy as a bee.  Put it all together and you’ve got ME!”  This short read encourages children to look within themselves, realize how complex human beings really are, and to celebrate the differences and similarities we undoubtedly share with all the creatures that walk this earth.  There is no limit to who you can become, or what you can achieve!

Look, See the Bird! is a beautifully illustrated children’s book which seeks to not only promote curiosity in children about the natural world around them, but also to establish the universal quality of having a connection with nature. Look, See the Bird! follows children in a variety of locations, all of whom are learning about local birds and their habits.