Bird BOOK LOOK – Bonus Resources

Burgess Bird Book for Children(Annotated): A P.L.A.Y. Story Activity Book by Karen L. Willard

P.L.A.Y. has provided a new online version of all 45 chapters of this updated and annotated 100+ year old public domain classic to:

  • be suitable for the 21st century family by having the Thornton Burgess woodland characters evolve to model mindfulness and loving kindness
  • highlight and bring awareness to the New England nature settings and offer an opportunity to learn more about birds and other woodland animals through this story adventure
  • create story extension moments through P.L.A.Y. suggested activities and investigations for making new nature connections generated by the reader’s own curiosity
  • encourage families to keep their own nature notebooks for drawing, writing, painting, and recording their own local daily outdoor P.L.A.Y. adventures.
  • Source: Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess

Visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for Citizen Scientist Projects


Fifty Favorite Birds Coloring Book

by Lisa Bonfort

Dover Publications, Inc.

Note: 39 birds out of 50 match this P.L.A.Y. Bird guide


Bird Books:

Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds by Laura Erickson & Marie Read

Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring

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

by Jacqueline Davies

Everything You Never Learned About Birds: Lore & Legends, Science & Nature, Hands-On Projects by Rebecca Rupp

Feathers Not Just for Flying by Melissa Stewart

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas

KIDS Discover Magazine – BIRDS – www.kidsdiscover.com

Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward

A Nest is Noisy by Diana Hutts Aston

A Place for Birds by Melissa Stuart

Swallows in the Birdhouse by Stephen R. Swineburne

The Secrets of Animal Flight by Nic Bishop

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