Glorious Nonfiction Picture Books to Fly Away With

Some student teachers at our school are researching birds with their primary grouping. Here are a few books I found for them. 

Feathers: Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen
I guarantee you will learn more than you can imagine from this gloriously illustrated book. 

Did you know that feathers can make high-pitched sounds like a whistle? Did you know feathers can did holes like a backhoe or carry building supplies like a forklift?

I Spy in the Sky by Edward Gibbs
This peak a boo book is so much fun. 
Word and picture clues are given and then the reader guesses what bird is on the next page!

As the Crow Flies by Sheila Keenan, illustrated by Kevin Duggan
This exquisitely illustrated poem is fun to read out loud. The first person narrative from a crow's perspective  shares plenty of information about the habits of the corvid family. 

Hawks by Cecilia Pinto McCarthy (a First Facts book)
Strictly speaking this isn't a picture book, but it is the kind of information book that will engage many different readers. It has has stunning photographs, fact boxes, labeled pictures, and clearly written text. It also has the basics; a table of contents, an index, and a glossary. I am most certainly buying more of this series for the library. 

Aviary Wonders Inc. by Kate Samworth
Ok, so this really isn't nonfiction but it is pure delight. Want to build your own bird? Look no farther than this manual. You may need to order a few parts, but it will be worth it in the end. 


  1. I love Aviary Wonders Inc! I think it gets "honorary nonfiction" classification! So thrilled you are participating in this meme!

  2. Thank you Carrie - It is an amazing book!