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Bees (The Buzz About Native Bees)

Books

  • What If There Were No Bees? A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem.Suzanne Slade. Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, 2010.
  • Buzz About Bees. Kari-Lynn Winters. Markham, Ontario, Canada: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013.
  • Bees (a “What Do You Know?” Book) (e-book). Carol Miller. Seattle: Amazon Digital Services, 2013.
  • Bumblebees (Early Bird Nature Books). Sara Van Dyck. Minneapolis: Lerner Publishing, 2005.
  • Insects (National Audubon Society’s First Field Guide). Christina Wilsdon. New York: Scholastic, 1998.
  • The Bumblebee Queen. April Pulley Sayre. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2005.
  • Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens. Eric Grissel. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2010.

Internet

  • Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees, a comprehensive, clear, and beautiful guide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (free download).
  • Excellent overview plus in-depth information about native bees, from the Xerces Society.
  • Good basic information, including information on “bee flowers,” from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
  • Collection of websites on pollination for kids and educators.
  • Great Pollinator Project, a collection of resources on pollinators and conservation for students in grades K-12, from the American Museum of Natural History and the Greenbelt Native Plant Center.
  • Fact sheet on nests for various kinds of native bees, from the Xerces Society.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for how to make various kinds of nests for tunnel-nesting bees, from the Xerces Society.
  • Great basic information about native and “wild” bees and how to attract them, from the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab.
  • Photos and identification information of LOTS of insects and spiders, including native bees.
  • Wonderful photos of a variety of bees and other wildlife, from one of the expert reviewers of Audubon Adventures.
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    Birds (Wild About Birds)

    Books

    • Birds (National Audubon Society First Field Guides). New York: Scholastic, 1998.
    • National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America. Jonathan Alderfer. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2013.
    • Bird. David Burnie. New York: DK Eyewitness Books, 2008.
    • Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America. New York: Potter Style, Flash Cards Edition, 2012.
    • Bird Watching for Kids: Bite-sized Learning & Backyard Projects. Minocqua, WI: Willow Creek Press, 2015.
    • A Place for Birds. Melissa Stewart. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 2015.
    • National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide. Kim Kurki and National Wildlife Federation. New York: Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2014.
    • North American Bird Feeder Guide. Robert Burton, Stephen Kress. New York: DK Publishing, 2010.
    • Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? Rita Gray. Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2014.
    • Bird Brainiacs: Activity Journal and Log Book for Young Birders. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Lab Publishing Group, 2016.
    • What Makes a Bird a Bird? May Garelick. New York: Mondo Pub., 1995.
    • America’s Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color. Miyoko Chu (author), Brenda Lyons (illustrator). Ithaca, NY: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Publishing Group, 2016.
    • The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon. Jacqueline Davis. Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004.
    • Audubon’s Birds of America Coloring Book. John James Audubon. Mineola, NY: Dover Nature Coloring Book, 1974.
    • John Audubon: Young Naturalist.Miriam E. Mason. Indianapolis: Patria Press, Inc., 2006.
    • On the Frontier with Mr. Audubon. Barbara Brenner. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1997.
    • Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird.Scientists in the Field Series. Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2016.
    • Internet

    • Audubon’s Bird Guide App, for identifying birds wherever you are.
    • How climate change is already affecting birds and forecast for the future, from Audubon.
    • Excellent information about individual species and birds in general from the National Wildlife Federation.
    • “See what all the tweeting is about” from the San Diego Zoo.
    • Critter Catalog: Birds, from the University of Michigan, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and the Detroit Public Schools.
    • Reading activities, learning to identify birds, citizen science for kids and families, educational games, and more from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
    • “Birds and Climate Change,” from NASA.
    • Information and activities for teachers and kids from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

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    Energy (Power From Our Planet)

    Books

    • Global Warming.Seymour Simon. New York: HarperCollins, 2013.
    • The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge. Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. New York: Scholastic Audio Books, 2012.
    • How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. Cherry Lynne. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 2008.
    • Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Projects for Kids. Michael J. Caduto. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2011.
    • Basher Science: Climate Change. Simon Basher. CityTK: Kingfisher, 2015.
    • Solar Energy (Fueling the Future). Chris Oxlade. New York: Heinemann, 2008.
    • Fossil Fuels and Biofuels (Fueling the Future). Elizabeth Raum. New York: Heinemann, 2008.
    • Wind Energy (Fueling the Future). Elizabeth Raum. New York: Heinemann, 2008.
    • Climate Change: Discover How It Impacts Spaceship Earth (Build It Yourself). Joshua Sneideman and Erin Twamley. White River Junction, VT: Nomad Press, 2015.
    • Climate Change (DK Eyewitness Books). DK Publishing. New York: DK Publishing, 2008.

    Internet

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    Habitat (At Home in a Habitat)

    Books

    • Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects (Build It Yourself). Donna Latham. White River Junction, VT: Nomad Press, 2013.
    • Backyard Habitats. Kelley Macaulay and Bobbie Kalman. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2006.A Forest Habitat (Introducing Habitats). Bobbie Kalman. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2006.
    • A Wetland Habitat (Introducing Habitats). Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman. New York; Crabtree Publishing, 2006.
    • A Desert Habitat (Introducing Habitats). Kelley Macaulay and Bobbie Kalman. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2006.
    • Water Habitats (Introducing Habitats). Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2006.
    • The Arctic Habitat. Molly Aloian and Bobbie Kalman. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2006.
    • A Grassland Habitat (Introducing Habitats). Kelley Macaulay and Bobbie Kalman. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2006.
    • Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series). Loree Griffin Burns. Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2010.
    • Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World (Orca Footprints). Michelle Mulder. Victoria, BC, Canada: Orca Book Publishers, 2015.
    • Composting: Nature’s Recyclers (Amazing Science). Robin Koontz. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, 2006.

    Internet

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    Hummingbirds

    Books

    • National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America. Jonathan Alderfer. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2013.
    • Hummingbirds: A Beginner’s Guide. Laurel Aziz. Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: Firefly Books, 2001.
    • Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide. Steve N.G. Howell. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.
    • Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas. Jeanette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2011.
    • Hummingbird (Life Cycles). David M. Schwartz and Dwight Kuhn. Cypress, CA: Creative Teaching Press, 1999.
    • About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children. Cathryn Sill. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 2011.
    • The Hummingbird Book: The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds. Donald and Lillian Stokes. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1989.
    • Beginner’s Guide to Hummingbirds. Donald and Lillian Stokes. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 2002.
    • The Complete Book of Hummingbirds. Tony Tilford. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2009.
    • A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides). Sheri Williamson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

    Internet

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    Owls (Owl Prowl)

    Books

    • Owls! (Strange and Wonderful). Laurence Pringle. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2016.
    • A Snowy Owl Story (Wildlife on the Move). Melissa Kim, Jada Fitch. Yarmouth, ME: Islandport Press, 2015.
    • Owls. Gail Gibbons. New York: Holiday House, 2006.
    • From Egg to Owl (Start to Finish). Jennifer Boothroyd. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2016.
    • Exploring the World of Owls. Tracy Read. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Firefly Books, 2011.
    • The Book of North American Owls. Helen Roney Sattler. Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers, 1998.
    • Owl Puke, the Book. Jane Hammerslough. New York: Workman, 2003.
    • Ookpik: The Travels of a Snowy Owl. Bruce Hiscock. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2008.
    • Owls (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series). Adrienne Mason. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2004.
    • There’s an Owl in the Shower. Jean Craighead George. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

    Internet

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    Raptors

    Books

    • National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America. Jonathan Alderfer. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2013.
    • The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors. Richard Crossley. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.
    • Osprey Adventure. Jennifer Keats Curtis. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 2010.
    • Bald Eagles (Nature’s Children). Emily J. Dolbear. New York: Scholastic, 2012.
    • The Complete Book of North American Owls. James Duncan. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 2013.
    • The Peregrine’s Journey: A Story of Migration. Madeleine Dunphy. Berkeley, CA: Web of Life Children’s Books, 2008.
    • Owls. Gail Gibbons. New York: Holiday House, 2006.
    • Soaring with the Wind: The Bald Eagle. Gail Gibbons. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
    • Raptor! A Kid’s Guide to Birds of Prey. Christyna M. Laubach, René Laubach, and Charles W.G. Smith. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2002.
    • Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors. Jerry Liguori. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.
    • Owls (Kids Can Press Wildlife Series). Adrienne Mason. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Kids Can Press, 2004.
    • Owls (Animal Predators). Sandra Markle. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 2005.
    • About Raptors: A Guide for Children. Cathryn and John Sill. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 2010.
    • A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors. Brian K. Wheeler and William S. Clark. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.

    Internet

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    Seabirds

    Books

    • National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America. Jonathan Alderfer. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2013.
    • Migrating with the Arctic Tern (Animal Journeys). Thessaly Catt. New York: Powerkids Press, 2011.
    • Seabird in the Forest: The Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet. Joan Dunning. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2011.
    • Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide. Steve N.G. Howell. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012.
    • Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock. Stephen W. Kress. Thomaston, ME: Tilbury House Publishers, 2003.
    • Laysan Albatross (Life Cycles of Marine Animals). Michael Molnar. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2011.
    • Giving Back to the Earth: A Teacher’s Guide for Project Puffin and Other Seabird Studies. Pete Salmansohn and Stephen W. Kress. Thomaston, ME: Tilbury House Publishers, 1997.
    • Puffins (True Books: Animals). Ann O. Squire. Danbury, CT: Children’s Press, 2007.
    • Looking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage. Sophie Webb. Boston: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004.

    Internet

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    Urban Wildlife (City Life for Wildlife)

    Books

    • U.S. City Bird Guides (series, including Seattle, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago). Various authors and publication dates. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Lone Pine.
    • Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife. Sarah B. Landry. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
    • City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle. Nicholas Read. Olympia, WA: Orca Book Publishers, 2012.
    • Kids’ Easy-to-Create Wildlife Habitats: For Small Spaces in City-Suburbs-Countryside (Quick Starts for Kids!). Emily Stetson. Nashville, TN: Williamson Books, 2004.
    • Pale Male: Citizen Hawk of New York City. Janet Schulman. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2008.
    • Field Guide to Urban Wildlife: Common Animals of Cities & Suburbs; How They Adapt & Thrive. Julie Feinstein. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2011.
    • There’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard. Gary Bogue. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2010.
    • There’s an Opossum in My Backyard. Gary Bogue. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2007.
    • The Raccoon Next Door: Getting Along with Urban Wildlife. Gary Bogue. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2003.
    • City Foxes. Susan J. Tweit. Portland, OR: Alaska Northwest Books, 1997.

    Internet

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    Wading Birds (The Watery World of Wading Birds)

    Books

    • An Egret’s Day. Jane Yolen. Honesdale, PA: WordSong, 2010.
    • Dancing with Tex: The Remarkable Friendship to Save the Whooping Cranes. Lynn Sanders. Chicago: Difference Makers Media, 2016.
    • Saving the Whooping Crane (On My Own Science). Susan E. Goodman. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2007.
    • Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink (America’s Hidden Animal Treasures). Stephen Person. New York: Bearport Publishing, 2012.
    • Herons (Wetland Animals). Margaret Hall. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2004.

    Internet

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    Water (Caretaking Our World’s Water)

    Books

    • Make a Splash!: A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands. Cathryn Berger Kay, Philippe Cousteau. Golden Valley, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2012.
    • Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands. Cathryn Berger Kay, Philippe Cousteau. Golden Valley, MN: Free Spirit Publishing, 2010.
    • Water! Water! Water! Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. Amazon Publishing: Two Lions, 2014.
    • One Well: The Story of Water on Earth (CitizenKid). Rochelle Strauss. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2007.
    • Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle. Jennifer Chambers. Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing, 2013.
    • The Water Cycle: Evaporation, Condensation & Erosion (Earth’s Processes). Rebecca Harman. New York: Heinemann, 2005.

    Internet

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