Birds by Kevin Henkes
Kevin Henkes describes birds and their different features through the eyes of a young girl. Preschool students will be enthralled by the little girl's observations and thoughts about birds. This is a fun book for introducing your bird unit.
About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill
This is a perfect choice to introduce young children to birds, their habits and their habitats. It contains simple information along with lifelike watercolor illustrations that portray birds in their natural environments. It's a great guide for beginning birdwatchers. You might even be able to take your students on a walk around the school and use it to identify some birds.
Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles
Preschoolers will get a kick out of this rhyming story about an emu who is tired of his boring life at the zoo. He decides to try out being another animal. After spending time swimming with seals, slithering with snakes and trying out other animals he decides that being an emu isn't so bad after all. Young children will also enjoy the sequel Edwina the Emu.
Ten Little Eggs by Jean Marzollo
Students can practice counting backwards as ten colorful eggs hatch into birds one by one in this fun, rhyming counting book. Give students jellybeans or plastic eggs to use as counters and let them count along with you. After reading the story you can also give each student an egg shape to decorate.