Picture Books About Birds

We’ve been listening to a very noisy dawn chorus every morning which has prompted us to reread some of our favourite picture books about birds. We’ve already blogged about the picture book penguins on our bookcase but we also have lots of favourite picture books about other birds! Is your favourite bird picture book on our list?

Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood: Wow! Said The Owl is a beautifully illustrated story in which little owl stays awake and introduces children to the colours that they can see around them in the natural world. It’s also available as a board book for the littlest of readers.

Wow! Said the Owl

by Tim Hopgood [Macmillan Children's Books]
£5.53 ·  EUR 8,50 ·  EUR 8,36 ·  EUR 8,26 ·  $9.17

Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins: Peck Peck Peck is a fun picture book which introduces young children to woodpeckers. Daddy shows his little woodpecker how to peck holes in a tree then tells him to go and practise. The little woodpecker then proceeds to peck everything in sight! By the end of the book Lucy Cousin’s colourful trademark illustrations are full of holes!

Peck Peck Peck

by Lucy Cousins [Walker Books Ltd]
£6.99 ·  EUR 8,50 ·  EUR 8,33 ·  EUR 11,46 ·  $7.72

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson: Owl Babies is one of my favourite stories for helping young children to deal with separation anxiety. Sarah, Percy and Bill wake up one night and Mummy has gone. They’re confused, they have a think, they ask questions, they wish and then they wait for her.

Owl Babies

by Martin Waddell [Walker Books Ltd]
£3.49 ·  EUR 8,35 ·  EUR 7,15 ·  EUR 8,26 ·  $5.99

Hattie Peck by Emma Levey: We love Hattie, she’s a determined, kind hearted heroine who turns her own heartbreak around when she goes out into the big wide world to rescue abandoned eggs before taking them home to hatch. It’s a lovely story that also shows children which animals also hatch out of eggs.

Hattie Peck: Picture Storybook

by Emma Levey [Willow Tree Books]
£6.99 ·  EUR 8,50 ·  EUR 8,35 ·  EUR 8,14 ·  $14.81

Little Home Bird by Jo Empson: Favourite possessions are important to all of us and Little Bird takes all of his favourite things with him when he flies south for the winter. He has to give them away as he flies but once he reaches his destination he realises that material possessions aren’t the most important thing in life.

Little Home Bird (Child's Play Library)

by Jo Empson [Child's Play International]
£5.99 ·  EUR 7,50 ·  EUR 8,52 ·  EUR 7,29 ·  $9.89

The Dawn Chorus by Suzanne Barton: We love this story of a little bird who does his best to make his dream come true before he discovers his true identity. Peep practises singing so that he can join The Dawn Chorus but on the first day he is late for his audition and on the second day he is too tired to sing. When he makes a new friend he discovers why his attempts to sing at dawn are unsuccessful!

The Dawn Chorus

by Suzanne Barton [Bloomsbury Publishing PLC]
£6.99 ·  EUR 8,50 ·  EUR 8,40 ·  EUR 8,26 ·  $6.88

Robin’s Winter Song by Suzanne Barton: Robin’s Winter Song is a lovely story to stimulate a discussion about change and the uncertainty that children may feel when they don’t fully understand a new situation or experience. Robin notices something is different when trees start losing their leaves, finches fly south and Squirrel starts burying nuts. He learns that winter is coming but is scared as he doesn’t know what winter is.

Robin's Winter Song

by Suzanne Barton [Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books]
£5.25 ·  EUR 6,99 ·  EUR 8,33 ·  EUR 9,34 ·  $9.02

The Last Chip The Story of a Very Hungry Pigeon by Duncan Beedie: Percy the pigeon’s story highlights the desperate situation of somebody who is extremely hungry and also introduces children to the concept of homelessness and living on the streets. Percy reaches an extremely low point in his quest to find food but then a kind stranger comes to his rescue.

The Last Chip

by Duncan Beedie [Templar Publishing]
£6.43 ·  EUR 7,99 ·  EUR 8,90 ·  EUR 11,46 ·  $8.54

Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies and Salvatore Rubbino: We have learnt many interesting facts about ducks through reading this beautifully illustrated, non fiction picture book. The story is told from the viewpoint of a school child who tells the story of a duck’s day in parallel to her own.

Just Ducks!

by Nicola Davies [Walker Books Ltd]
£6.99 ·  EUR 7,99 ·  EUR 8,30 ·  EUR 8,26 ·  $103.99

Wildlife Jack I Want to fly! by Ed Kellie, Jacopo Lanza & Mark Billington: Wildlife Jack I want to fly! is full of beautiful photographs and fascinating bird facts. The story is based on the first episode of the Wildlife Jack television series in which wildlife presenter Chris Packham plays Grandad.

Wildlife Jack

by Ed Kellie [National Trust]
£6.99 ·  EUR 8,48 ·  EUR 8,33 ·  EUR 8,26 ·  $9.99

Bird House by Libby Walden and Clover Robin: Bird House is a fabulously sturdy, lift the flap, discovery board book which introduces children to six different types of homes for birds as well as including facts about various birds. It also gives general advice as to how you can make your own garden more bird friendly.

Bird House (A Clover Robin Book of Nature)

by - [Caterpillar Books Ltd]
£6.31 ·  EUR 11,00 ·  EUR 10,73 ·  EUR 10,69 ·  $13.52

A World of Birds by Vicky Woodgate: A World of Birds is a beautifully illustrated non fiction book which introduces readers to 75 different species of birds from all around the world. Vicky Woodgate’s gorgeous illustrations support a multitude of fascinating facts, so much research has gone into this sturdy little book.

A World of Birds

by Vicky Woodgate [Templar Publishing]
£8.94 ·  EUR 14,99 ·  EUR 17,57 ·  EUR 18,52 ·  $13.95

Do you have a favourite picture book about birds to add to our list? We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments.Favourite Picture Books About Birds - Story Snug

4 thoughts on “Picture Books About Birds

  1. So many lovely bird books Catherine. It would be great to try and spot the different birds in the stories that visit our gardens. Maybe a little checklist with pics so that the kiddies can tick them off.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. hope you have had a lovely weekend 🙂 x

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