Monday, May 5, 2008

Spring Music

Early each morning as I walk my dog, we are serenaded by a chorus of birdsong. How lovely this music is! I've been trying to identify birds by their song, but it is a difficult skill to master. There are two very basic books about birdsong in the Children's Collection that make a good introduction to the subject. We also have many nonfiction as well as fiction books about birding. If you and your child(ren) are interested in learning more about birds, take a look at one or all of the books listed below. Help your kid(s) appreciate the beauty and wonder our feathered friends bring to this world.

Bird Songs by Betsy Franco
Bird Talk by Ann Jonas
Backyard Birds by Robert Bateman
Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Birds by Jim Arnosky
Crinkleroot's 25 Birds Every Child Shold Know by Jim Arnosky
About Birds by Cathryn Sill
Bird-watching by David Burnie
Birds of North America by Dr. Philip Burton
The Birdwatchers by Simon James
It's a Hummingbird's Life by Irene Kelly
Two Blue Jays by Anne Rockwell

Book Beginnings 3--The Answers

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf as told to Jon Scieska
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck