Today’s theme for Picture Book Month is birds, so here are a few of my favorite picture books about birds that I have shared with my storytimers. And don’t forget to head over to Picture Book Month and read Lori Richmond’s essay on the importance of picture books

No Two Alike by Keith Baker

In this beautiful book, two birds fly through a wintry landscape and discover that though things might be almost the same, there are no two that are truly alike.  “…almost, almost…but not quite.”

Little Bird Takes a Bath by Marisabina Russo

Little Bird is looking all over the city for just the right place to take a bath. When he finds a likely spot, one thing after another comes along to ruin his bath. This is a great read-aloud for storytime with fun sounds that will have children guessing what has kept Little Bird from taking his bath.

An Egg Is Quiet by Diana Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long

So this one isn’t really about birds, since insects, amphibians, reptiles, and even a few mammals also lay eggs, but I do like to use this beautifully illustrated non-fiction book and A Nest Is Noisy by the same author when I do bird themed storytimes. I don’t read either of these books word for word, but show some of the spreads and sometimes read or paraphrase the captions. We look at how many different colors eggs can be and look at the illustrations comparing sizes and shapes. All of the books in this series are fascinating to look at and to share with children.