Birds (Discover Science Series)

Birds (Discover Science Series)

by Nicola Davies




Birds are a wonderful entry point for a first study of animal life. Discover Science: Birds by Nicola Davies introduces young readers to the essential features of their fine-feathered friends, such as how birds fly, feed, communicate, reproduce, and raise their young. Kids will love the simple hands-on projects, and the eye-popping photography that takes them right up close.

Make science accessible with this essential series that will capture children’s imagination while laying the foundation for future learning. With clear, simple language and a compelling design, Discover Science gives young readers the answers to fundamental questions about animal homes, birds, light and sound, materials, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780753473320
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Discover Science Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans, bats, and flowers.

Table of Contents

What is a bird? 6

Flying made easy 8

Ways of flying 10

Birds on the ground 12

Hard-working feathers 14

Fantastic feet 16

Beautiful beaks 18

Super senses 20

High-speed hunter 22

Finding love 24

Making a home 26

Life is egg shaped! 28

Feathers and fluff 30

Bringing up babies 32

Living together 34

Long-distance travelers 36

Birds in danger 38

The secret life of birds 40

Project: Make a bird book 42

Project: Feed the birds 44

Project: Using nest boxes 46

Glossary 48

Parent and teacher notes 50

Did you know? 52

Birds quiz 54

Find out more 55

Index 56

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