Birds play a staring (or at least supporting) role in some amazing books. Grab one of the books below and get ready for an amazing adventure!

Please note, these are only some of the books that involve, star or are about birds.

If you have a book you would like to see added to the list, please email Lindsay Rogers


Preschool & Lower Elementary

Little Owls Night

Divya Srinivasan


Vulture View

April Pulley Sayre


Bird Watch

Christie Matheson


Owl Babies

Martin Waddell


Have You Seen Mary?

Jeff Kurrus


Can You Dance Like John?

Jeff Kurrus


Owl Moon

Jane Yolen



Kevin Henkes


Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf

Olivia Bouler


Vulture View

April Pulley Sayre


Mama Built a Little Nest

Jennifer Ward


Hooray for Birds!

Lucy Cousins


A Nest Is Noisy

Dianna Hutts Aston


An Egg Is Quiet

Dianna Hutts Aston

Upper Elementary


Carl Hiaasen


The Someday Birds

Sally J. Pla


The Beaks of Birds

Richard Konicek-Moran


Trumpet of the Swan

E.B. White


Bird Watching for Kids

George H. Harrison


Attracting Birds, Butterflies,& Other Wildlife

David Mizejewski


What's That Bird?: Getting to Know the Birds Around You, Coast to Coast

Joseph Choiniere 


Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95

Phillip Hoose


The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon

Jacqueline Davies



Jean Craighead George

Young Adult

This Strange Wilderness

Nancy Plain


Wesley the Owl

Stacey O'Brien


The Big Year

Mark Obamscik


Attracting Birds, Butterflies,& Other Wildlife

David Mizejewski


The Race to Save the Lord God Bird

Phillip Hoose


The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . . with Wings

Mark Bittner


Great Plains Birds

Larkin Powell


Carl Hiaasen



Bernd Brunner


The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman


The Home Place

J. Drew Lanham


Birding Without Borders

Noah Strycker


Kingbird Highway

Kenn Kaufman


Birds Art Life

Kyo Maclear



Thor Hanson


Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence...

and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

Irene M. Pepperberg 


A Season on the Wind

Kenn Kaufman


Living on the Wind

Scott Weidensaul


Of A Feather

Scott Weidensaul


H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald


The Meaning of Birds

Simon Barnes

Birds in Books