May 2 – 9 is Vancouver Bird Week, a “week-long series of events to celebrate Vancouver’s birds. It was inspired by World Migratory Bird Day, a United Nations-sponsored initiative that recognizes the importance of birds as key indicators of our environment’s health.”
Our branch has a sizable collection of nonfiction bird books, but to celebrate Vancouver bird week I thought I’d share five fun bird-themed picture books!
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog / Mo Willems
Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.
Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.
How to Heal a Broken Wing / Bob Graham
When Will finds a bird with a broken wing, he takes it home and cares for it, hoping in time it will be able to return to the sky.
Flora and the Penguin / Molly Schaar Idle
In this wordless, lift-the-flap picture book, Flora and her new friend, the penguin, dance on the ice together and learn to treat each other with respect and kindness.
Calvin Can’t Fly / Jennifer Berne
A young starling chooses to read books when his cousins are learning to fly, and the knowledge he acquires comes in handy when a hurricane threatens the flock’s migration.