Junior Library Guild Selection
2017 NCTE Notable Poetry Book
2017 CCBC Choice Book
chosen by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center
"Beginning birding at its best..."
"A great way to expose children to the wonders of nature, many of which are in their own backyards.”
—School Library Journal
"[A] striking tribute to avian diversity..."
“When a little tyke is ready to make the animal identification leap from ‘bird’ to ‘specific bird,’ VanDerwater is ready with a rudimentary field guide.”
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Download 3 page PDF of first-grade bird study by teacher Susan Kellner HERE.
Find a great preschool storytime centered around birds at My Storytime Corner HERE.
Collaborative Pastel & Watercolor Art Project from KidLitCrafts HERE.
Recycled Bulletin Board
created by Mrs. Stanley's
2018 fourth graders of
Tioughnioga Riverside Academy,
Whitney Point, NY HERE.
EVERY DAY BIRDS
Every Day Birds
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
illustrated by Dylan Metrano
For signed copies of Every Day Birds please send an e-mail to Jen Reisdorf of
The Bookworm in East Aurora, NY.
"Chickadee wears a wee black cap.
Jay is loud and bold.
Nuthatch perches upside-down.
Finch is clothed in gold."
Young readers are fascinated with birds in their world. Every Day Birds helps children identify and learn about common birds. After reading Every Day Birds, families can look out their windows with curiosity--recognizing birds and nests and celebrating the beauty of these creatures!
Every Day Birds focuses on twenty North American birds, with a poem and descriptions written by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and beautiful paper-cuttings by first-time picture book illustrator Dylan Metrano. Interesting facts about each bird are featured in the back of the book.