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Five of the best books about birds for children

Bird Spotters

Bird spotting is a great outdoor (or indoor) activity the whole family can enjoy, whether it’s watching a robin in the garden or a cuckoo in the woods! We’ve put together a list of five brilliant books for young bird spotters, from fact-filled sticker books for little ones to a beginner’s bird spotting kit…

Listen to the Birds, illustrated by Marion Billet

The very youngest bird spotters will adore this charming board book combining real-life sounds with colourful artwork. From the song of a nightingale to the chirp of a blackbird, little fingers will love pressing the sound button on each spread to listen to the noisy birds! Which bird will be their favourite?

Recommended reading age: 9 months+

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National Trust: Robins, Wrens and other British Birds, illustrated by Nikki Dyson

Little bird-lovers can stick ducks in the pond, fill the sky with swallows, add nests to the treetops and much more in this beautiful sticker book, full of brilliant facts about birds and their homes. With over 120 nature stickers, as well as 11 stunning illustrated scenes by Nikki Dyson, this is an ideal book for nature fans.

Recommended reading age: 3+

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Press Out and Colour: Birds, illustrated by Zoe Ingram

Let your imagination take flight and create your own beautiful 3D decorations with this brilliant collection of beautiful birds. From a chirpy robin to a proud peacock, this book contains 10 designs decorated with foil that can easily be pressed out, coloured in and slotted together to create unique hanging ornaments. Now you won’t need to go far at all to spot some wildlife!

Recommended reading age: 4+

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National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes – Nature, illustrated by Rebecca Jones

Send your family and friends beautiful cards with this innovative colouring book, full of stationery to tear out and colour, including cards and envelopes to customise and a page of charming stickers. With twenty-four designs inspired by nature, featuring birds alongside other woodland animals, flowers and butterflies, this is a perfect book for nature lovers of all ages to enjoy.

Recommended reading age: 4+

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National Trust: Complete Bird Spotter’s Kit, illustrated by Mike Langham

This complete kit is the perfect introduction to birdwatching for children aged 8+. Including a guide, packed full of top tips as well as fact files for over 100 birds, binoculars and a handy notebook, young bird spotters will be able to recognise all sorts of birds in the wild, from magpies to starlings.

Recommended reading age: 8+

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