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Esbaum, Jill. TOM’S TWEET. A cat finds an injured bird and takes him home to help him recover.
Graham, Bob. HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING. Will cares for a pigeon until its wing heals and the pigeon can be released.
Henkes, Kevin. BIRDS. This story incorporates the concepts of color, shape, size, and numbers into the tale of birds outside the window.
Hill, Tad. HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ. A little yellow bird teaches a dog how to read by first teaching him the alphabet.
Marley, Cedella. EVERY LITTLE THING. A picture book version of Bob Marley’s song “Three Little Birds.”
Rawson, Katherine. IF YOU WERE A PARROT. Four children imagine what it would be like to be a pet parrot.
Saltzberg, Barney. STANLEY AND THE CLASS PET. Stanley accidently releases the class pet Figgy, a bird, who flies out the window.
Sandall, Ellie. COPYCAT BEAR! Blue the bear copies everything that Mango the bird does, even trying to fly.
Stead, Philip. A HOME FOR BIRD. Vernon the toad finds a bird and befriends him, and helps him find an appropriate home.
Wellington, Monica. RIKI’S BIRDHOUSE. Riki builds a birdhouse to show not all “pets” need to live inside of your house for you to enjoy them.