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Books for young bird spotters – five of the best books about birds for children

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…

National Trust: Complete Bird Spotter’s Kit

Illustrated by Mike Langman
5-7

This complete kit is the perfect introduction to birdwatching for children aged 6+. 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.

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Listen to the Birds

Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2

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!

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National Trust: Robins, Wrens and other British Birds

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5

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.

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Press Out and Colour: Birds

Illustrated by Zoe Ingram
2-5

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.

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National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes – Nature

Illustrated by Rebecca Jones
2-5

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.

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