The Life Cycle of Birds


What are the different groups in the Animal Kingdom? How does a bird grow? What is a bird's keel? Expand your knowledge of these fascinating vertebrates in this amazing book!

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What are the different groups in the Animal Kingdom? How does a bird grow? What is a bird's keel? Expand your knowledge of these fascinating vertebrates in this amazing book!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jodell Sadler
The Life Cycles of Birds is a 48-page informational guide on birds with great photos, facts, charts, and diagrams. Any reader who prefers nonfiction will enjoy this title for it investigates birds from "what is a bird?" to "what are the different kinds of birds?" and "how do birds move?" Fun facts are shared about a bird's skeleton, hatchlings, parts of a feather, and how birds stay camouflaged. This title also includes information on how birds play tough, how they say, "Don't mess with me" by hissing or rocking their heads or snapping bills, as well as how they protect their young. Kids wanting to learn about the sad news that the Carolina Parakeet are thought extinct or where other birds live as well as specific details about a certain species will find that information here. Readers will enjoy meeting the pretty and pesky and relaxed birds, as well as what happens when birds get antsy—a great way to explore the animal kingdom. Also included are web site links, glossary, and additional book suggestions. Reviewer: Jodell Sadler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432949860
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Life Cycles
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,405,655
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan H. Gray holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in zoology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She has taught classes in general biology, human anatomy, and physiology. She has also worked as a freshwater biologist and scientific illustrator. In her twenty years as a writer, Susan H. Gray has covered many topics and written a variety of science books for children.
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Table of Contents

What Is a Bird? 4

What Are the Different Kinds of Birds? 6

How Is a Bird Born? 10

How Does a Bird Grow? 14

How Do Birds Move? 18

How Do Birds Protect Themselves? 24

Where Do Birds Live? 28

How Do Birds Help Us? 32

How Do Birds Spend Their Time? 36

How Do Birds Have Babies? 40

Bird Facts 44

Glossary 46

Find Out More 47

Index 48

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