recommended by Annie Runyon
A Bird on my Hand: Making Friends with Chickadees
written by Mary Bevis, illustrated by Consie Powell, Raven Productions, Inc., 2014
Beautiful hand-colored woodcuts illustrate this gentle and informative story about a grandmother teaching her grandson to feed wild black-capped chickadees from his hand. Perfect for sharing with a young child, and for learning how to make friends with these endearing birds. General facts about chickadees are in the back of the book.
Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard
by Annette LeBlanc Cate, Candlewick Press, 2013
This book is chock-full of delightfully illustrated birds, and these birds can’t keep their beaks shut! Between the author and her talking illustrations you learn how to observe and draw birds, plus a ton of cool bird facts. It is a fun teaching book for older children and has a good short bibliography in the back.