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Share a Story: Bird Storytime


Did you miss our Monday Bird Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a bird storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

Sweep up the sun by Helen Frost

Simple poetic language and close-up photographs invite readers to take flight with the birds outside their windows.


You'll find many variations of this rhyme. Here is the one adapted for this week's bird storytime:

     Six feathered birds, so glad to be alive;

     One flew away and then there were five.

     Five feathered birds flying over my door;
     One flew away and then there were four.
     Four feathered birds singing in my tree,
     One flew away and then there were three.
     Three feathered birds looking at you,
     One flew away and then there were two.
     Two feathered birds sleeping in the sun,
     One flew away and then there was one.
     One feathered bird looking like a hero,
     He flew away and now there are zero!


Froodle by Antoinette Portis

One day, amidst the usual chirps, tweets, and caws, a little brown bird decides to try singing a new song and sets off an interesting reaction.

A collection of poems that explore the life of Louis Fuertes and his sense of wonder when he painted living, flying birds in their natural habitats.


And a version of "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear" also adapted for our Little Birds:

     Little birds, little birds, turn around.
     Little birds, little birds, bounce up and down!
     Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me.
     Little birds, little birds, fly so free!
     Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep.
     Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep.
     Little birds, little birds, fly through the leaves!
     Little birds, little birds, sit down, please.

There are three (three!) bird songs on this delightful CD.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Sylvia and Bird by Catherine Rayner

Sylvia, a dragon, overcomes her loneliness and finds a true friend in Bird.

Flight school by Lita Judge

Little Penguin, who has the "soul of an eagle," enrolls in flight school.

Yeti and the bird by Nadia Shireen

A lonely forest monster and a lost bird become friends.

Mama built a little nest by Jennifer Ward

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text introduce different kinds of birds' nests, from the scrapes falcons build on high, craggy ledges to the underground nests burrowing owls dig. Includes brief facts about each kind of bird.