Scranimals

Scranimals

Jack Prelutsky, poems

Peter Sis, illustrator

HarperCollins, 2002

40 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: poetry, animals, birds, word play, nonsense, maps, travel

Next: Edward Lear’s The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and others

Also by this poet/illustrator team: The Dragons Are Singing Tonight, Monday’s Troll, The Gargoyle on the Roof

Also by this poet: The New Kid on the Block and many others

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Shortcut

Shortcut

by David Macaulay

Houghton Mifflin, 1995

64 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: mystery, trains, animals, birds, pigs, horses, balloons, cars, boats

Also by this author: Black and White, Cathedral: The Story of its Construction, The Way Things Work

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Hey, Al

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1987

Hey, Al

Arthur Yorinks, text

Richard Egielski, illustrations

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986

28 pp.

Age: 5+

Interests: birds, dogs, city life, travel, adventure, vacation, New York, magic, apartments

Other Titles by this author and illustrator: Homework, What a Trip!

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The Night Fairy

The Night Fairy

by Laura Amy Schlitz

illustrated by Angela Barrett

Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2010

117 pp., 10 chapters

Age: 6 +

Interests: fairies, magic, birds, animals, nature, adventure

Also by this author: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village (Newbery Medal Winner)

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The Cuckoo Clock

The Cuckoo Clock

by Mrs. Molesworth

first published in 1877

edition I read: London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1967, with illustrations by E.H. Shepard

165 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: magic, birds, manners, fantasy, butterflies

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Giraffe and Bird

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

Giraffe and Bird

by Rebecca Bender

Toronto: Cormorant Books, 2010

30 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: animals, birds, friendship, disagreements with friends

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The Little Hummingbird

BLUE SPRUCE nominee 2012

The Little Hummingbird

by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Vancouver: Greystone Books, 2010

20 pp.

Age: 5 +

Interests: nature, animals and birds, environmentalism, First Nations art, Canadian books

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The Birdwatchers

The Birdwatchers

by Simon James

Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2002

24 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: birds, nature, grandparents, science

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Owl Moon

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1988

Owl Moon

by Jane Yolen

illustrated by John Schoenherr

New York: Scholastic, 1987

30 pp.

Age: 4 +

Interests: birds, owls, nature, winter

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Owl Babies

Owl Babies

by Martin Waddell

illustrations by Patrick Benson

Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 1992

26 pp.

Ages: 2 +

Interests: birds, owls, nature, nighttime, single parent

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