Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City
by Janet Schulman, illustrated by Meilo So
The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder's Journal
by Sallie Wolf, designed by Micah Bornstein
J 598 WOLF
Little pen-and-ink and pencil sketches, poems, and dated seasonal entries make this charming book more of a nature journal than an ordinary bird guide. The information is so eye-catching and artistic that it might be an inspiration to start one of your own!
by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson
Three little baby owls-- Sarah, Percy, and Bill-- are waiting in their nest for their Mommy. Where could she be? The three wonder aloud where she could have gone and keep each other company. A sweet message about family love and a happy ending to relieve fears of separation from a parent.
Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest: Where Birds Begin
written and illustrated by Irene Kelly
J 598.15 KELLY
Most of us have a picture in our heads of what a bird's nest looks like. Irene Kelly's fascinating book shows us the amazing variability and complexity of the nests that exist in the avian kingdom.
Make Way for Ducklings
written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey
This is a classic tale of the famous Mallard ducks of Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard search the city for the perfect place to raise their family. Their adventures will take you through the streets of Boston and all around the many landmarks. The charming text and wonderful drawings makes this a fun read for all!
by Stephen R. Swinburne, illustrated by Joan Paley
J 598 SWINB
Most of us think that a beak is a beak is a beak. Did you know that beaks can be a chisel or a hook or a pickax, or a rolling pin, a fishing net, or a straw? Children learn how birds use their beaks as tools. The pictures are bold and colorful. The lyrical, chant-along text makes it a great read-aloud.
How to Heal a Broken Wing
written and illustrated by Bob Graham
This is a poignant story of a small boy in a big city, who takes an injured pigeon home to care for it. It is simple in that a wing is bandaged, healed, and the bird is set free. More significantly however, it is about noticing a problem-- and doing something about it. In the hustle and bustle of a big city, where many of us rush by without looking, a little boy sees an injured bird, and wants to help.
illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
A cat helps a lost young bird reunite with its flock, which is flying south for the winter, in this sweet, wordless tale.
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