Brough's Books - 50s and 60s

Bird Books for Children
Birds, Eggs and Nests for the Young Reader

Mr. Popper s Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater
Paperback from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316186465

A classic of American humor, the adventures of a house painter and his brood of high-stepping penguins have delighted children for generations. "Here is a book to read aloud in groups of all ages. There is not an extra or misplaced word in the whole story."--"The Horn Book." Newbery Honor Book.

Mr. Popper, when not painting or papering his neighbors' walls, has a persistent penchant for penguins. A decorator by day, he's an intrepid Antarctic explorer by night--at least in his imagination. Mr. Popper resigns himself to quiet evenings at home with his family and his travel books, until one day a mysterious package arrives. Pretty soon the Poppers have a house full of penguins, an ice rink in the basement, and an ever-increasing bill for raw fish and canned shrimp. Time to take this show on the road!

The Atwaters wrote this unforgettable tale in 1938, but its timeless charm shows no signs of aging. Children are invited to imagine, dream, and believe that anything is possible. Robert Lawson, illustrator of The Story of Ferdinand, offers delightfully humorous pictures--as integral to this classic as the story itself. An ideal read-aloud book for all ages, Mr. Popper's Penguins will have any audience rolling in the aisles. (Ages 9 to 12)

Happy Birthday To You! (Turtleback School and Library Binding Edition)
Happy Birthday To You! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
by Dr. Seuss
School & Library Binding from Turtleback
ISBN: 0785787941
Availability: Usually ships in 7 to 11 days
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Describes the spectacular birthday celebrations arranged by the Great Birthday Bird in Katroo
by Carl Hiaasen
Paperback from Yearling
Media Published: 2005-12-27
ISBN: 0440419395

A book for young readers. It involves new kids, bullies, alligators, eco-warriors, pancakes, and pint-sized owls. A hilarious
Floridian adventure!

Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day, he might never have seen the tow-headed running boy. And if he had never seen the running boy, he might never have met tall, tough, bully-beating Beatrice. And if he had never met Beatrice, he might never have discovered the burrowing owls living in the lot on the corner of East Oriole Avenue. And if he had never discovered the owls, he probably would have missed out on the adventure of a lifetime. Apparently, bullies do serve a greater purpose in the scope of the universe. Because if it wasn't for Dana Matherson...

In his first novel for a younger audience, Carl Hiaasen (Basket Case, etc.) plunges readers right into the middle of an ecological mystery, made up of endangered miniature owls, the Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House scheduled to be built over their burrows, and the owls' unlikely allies--three middle school kids determined to beat the screwed-up adult system. Hiaasen's tongue is firmly in cheek as he successfully cuts his slapstick sense of humor down to kid-size. Sure to be a hoot, er, hit with middle school mystery fans. (Ages 10 to 15) --Jennifer Hubert

Don t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
by Mo Willems
Hardcover from Hyperion Press
Media Published: 2003-03-03
ISBN: 078681988X

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.
Are You My Mother?
Are You My Mother?
by P.D. Eastman
Hardcover from Random House Books for Young Readers
Media Published: 1960-06-12
ISBN: 0394800184

Illus. in color. A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets -- including a dog, a cow, and a plane -- "Are you my mother?"

This is the classic from which many of our staff first learned to read, starting us on a path of unremitting bibliophilia. Are You My Mother? follows a confused baby bird who's been denied the experience of imprinting as he asks cows, planes, and steam shovels the Big Question. In the end he is happily reunited with his maternal parent in a glorious moment of recognition.

Make Way for Ducklings (Picture Puffins)
Make Way for Ducklings (Picture Puffins)
by Robert McCloskey
Hardcover from Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 0670035386

Starting and ending with adorable ducklings, this 60-year old story is still as charming today as it was when Viking first published it in 1941. A true classic, Make Way for Ducklings is sure to win yet another generation of fans!

It's not easy for duck parents to find a safe place to bring up their ducklings, but during a rest stop in Boston's Public Garden, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard think they just might have found the perfect spot--no foxes or turtles in sight, plenty of peanuts from pleasant passers-by, and the benevolent instincts of a kindly police officer to boot. Young readers will love the mother duck's proud, loving protection of her wee webbed ones, and those with fond memories of Boston will enjoy familiar locales, from Beacon Hill to Louisburg Square, and over the Charles River--often from a duck's-eye view. Robert McCloskey, creator of Blueberries for Sal, never fails to elicit happy story-time giggles from youngsters, and his soft, brown-toned, Caldecott-winning illustrations make this gentle world come alive. (Ages 3 to 8) --Karin Snelson

Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School s Out Forever, Saving the World)
Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School's Out Forever, Saving the World)
by James Patterson
Paperback from Little, Brown and Company
ISBN: 0316128252

Be there from the beginning of Max's story with this sleek and sophisticated boxed set featuring newly redesigned series covers.
Gift set includes:
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1)
School's Out--Forever (Maximum Ride #2)
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride #3)
Gift set also includes a bonus teaser with an exclusive excerpt from Angel (Maximum Ride #7) and a Witch & Wizard teaser!
Owl Moon
Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen
Hardcover from Philomel

"As expansive as the broad sweep of the great owl's wings and as close and comforting as a small hand held on a wintry night . . . The visual images have a sense of depth and seem to invite readers into this special nighttime world."--School Library Journal, starred review. Full color. 1988 Caldecott Medal Book.

Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view a simple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late at night. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises from its simplicity. "It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa and I went owling." The two walked through the woods with nothing but hope and each other in a journey that will fascinate many a child. John Schoenherr's illustrations help bring richness to the countryside adventure. The book won the 1988 Caldecott Medal.

About Birds : A Guide for Children
John Sill (Illustrator), Cathryn P. Sill
IN THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK, teacher and birder Cathryn Sill explains to children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. Accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations from noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, About Birds is a first, thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds, from eggs to nest, from songs to flight. Simple and enlightening, About Birds tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating birds. An afterword provides further detail for youthful ornithologists and their parents regarding bird identification.

About Birds will faithfully answer the first questions of young ornithologists and charm adults with the wonder and diversity of this important species. 
Hardcover / Published 1991

The Bald Eagle (True Book)
Patricia Ryon Quiri
School & Library Binding

The Bald Eagle (True Books, American Symbols)
Patricia Ryon Quiri, Shari Joffe (Editor)

The Bald Eagle : Free Again! (Young Readers' Series)
Carol A. Amato, Patrick O'Brien (Illustrator)

Bald Eagle
Gordon Morrison (Illustrator)

Birds Coloring Book (Dover Little Activity Books)
Lisa Bonforte
Paperback / Published 1993

Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book
Bill Oddie
Delivery sometimes delayed.

Birds (1st Nature Books)
Rosamund Kidman Cox 
Paperback / Published 1986

Birds (Golden Guides)
Herbert S. Zim
After describing the parts of a bird, the book has a table of contents which is also a quick reference list for bird classification. Maps give the location of the area in which the bird is found. Ingram
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback - 160 pages Rev&Updtd edition (August 1987)
Golden Books Pub Co (Adult); ISBN: 0307240533

Rosamund Cox
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Library Binding (August 1980)
E D C Publications; ISBN: 0881100722

Birds (A Dk Pocket)
Barbara Taylor
Combines humorous watercolors and wonderful color photography

Birds (Fandex Family Field Guides)
Michael Robbins
The Fandex Family publishing series continues with this bird field guide, with bright colors and realistic, die-cut profiles identifying 47 wild birds in North America. 
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback Cards edition
Workman Publishing Company; ISBN: 0761113975

Birds (National Audubon Society First Field Guides)
Scott Weidensaul
Reading level: Ages 9-12 
Paperback - 160 pages
Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 0590054821

Birds Activity Book
Paperback / Published 1993

Bright, Lively, and Loud (What Am I)
Moira Butterfield, Wayne Ford (Illustrator)
Library Binding

Birds That Don't Fly (Birds Up Close)
Bobbie Kalman, Barbara Bedell (Illustrator)

The Bird Alphabet Book
Jerry Pallotta, Edgar Stewart (Illustrator)
Paperback / Published 1990
Quick . . . can you think of a bird whose name begins with X? Jerry Pallotta found one, and also birds for Q and Z and all the other letters of the alphabet.Fill of facts and fun, this book is sure to intrigue children with its array of feathered friends, from the familiar to the exotic.

Bird Watching for Cats : An Entertainment Guide for Indoor Felines
Kit Harrison, et al

Birding for Beginners
Sheila Buff, Shelia Buff
Paperback / Published 1993

Birds (A First Discovery Book)
Claude Delafosse
Reading level: Ages 4-8 
Hardcover (March 1993)
Cartwheel Books; ISBN: 0590463675

Birds and How They Live (See and Explore Library)
David Burnie, et al

Birds of Prey : A Look at Daytime Raptors (Watts Library, Animals)
by Sneed B., III Collard

Birds of the Night (Curious Creatures)
Jean De Sart, Jean-Marie Winants (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12 
Hardcover - 48 pages (March )
Charlesbridge Publishing; ISBN: 0881066710

On the Brink of Extinction : The California Condor
Caroline Arnold, Michael Wallace (Photographer)
School & Library Binding / Published 1993
Also in Paperback
Cardinals (Gerholdt, James E., Birds.)
James E. Gerholdt
Reading level: Ages 4-8 
School & Library Binding - 24 pages
Abdo & Daughters; ISBN: 1562395858

Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing the Birds
Jim Arnosky

Curious Creatures : Owls (Reading Success Series)
James Robert

George K. Peck
Reading level: Ages 9-12 
Library Binding

A Duck in a Tree
Jennifer A. Loomis

Eagles (Highlights Animals Books)
Jinny Johnson
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Eagles (Endangered)
Casey Horton
Library Binding

Eagles of America
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, William Munoz (Photographer)
School & Library Binding
Reading level: Ages 4-8

Eagles for Kids (Cocoa Table, No 6)
Charlene Gieck
Paperback / Published 1991

Egg to Robin (Lifewatch)
Oliver S. Owen / Library Binding

Extremely Weird Birds
Sarah Lovett, et al
Reading level: Ages 9-12 
Paperback 2nd edition
Avalon Travel Publishing; ISBN: 1562612794

Feathery Facts
Ivan Chermayeff, et al

Feeding Wild Birds in Winter
Clive Dobson
Paperback / Published 1981

Flute's Journey : The Life of a Wood Thrush
Lynne Cherry

Flying Brown Pelicans (Pull Ahead Books)
Anne Welsbacher, John Netherton (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Library Binding - 32 pages
Lerner Publications Company; ISBN: 0822536137

From Egg to Bird
Marlene Reidel, et al
Library Binding / Published 1981
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Hawks for Kids
Sumner W. Matteson, et al

Herons (Early Bird Nature Books)
Frank J. Staub
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Library Binding
Lerner Publications Company; ISBN: 0822530171

How Birds Fly
John K. Terres, Pat Archer (Illustrator)

How Birds Fly (Nature's Mysteries)
Nick Williams / Library Binding
Out of Print - Try Used Books

How Do Birds Find Their Way? (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 2.)
Roma Gans, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator) / Library Binding / Published 1996

How to Hide a Parakeet & Other Birds (All Aboard)
Ruth Heller
Reading level: Ages 4-8 
Grosset & Dunlap; ISBN: 044840964X

If You Should Hear a Honey Guide
April Pulley Sayre, S.D. Schindler (Illustrator) / School & Library Binding

In the Air (Animal Clues)
Neecy Twinem

Inside an Egg
Kiyoshi Shimizu(Photographer), Sylvia A. Johnson
Paperback / Published 1987

I Found a Baby Duck, What Do I Do? (I Found a Baby Series)
Dale Bick Carlson, et al

Loon Magic for Kids (Cocoa Table, No. 1)
Tom Klein
Paperback / Published 1991

Loon Song
Marcia Wakeland
A lyrical tale told in verse, of a girl's enchantment with a loon at her lake side cabin. With the help of the insects and animals around the lake, she tries to discover the secret of the loon's strange behavior. Loon facts are interwoven with her gentle teaching to not judge too soon. 
Hardcover - 32 pages (October 5, )
Misty Mountain Pub; ISBN: 0963508369

Making a Nest (Natures Secrets)
Paul Bennett
Library Binding

Marine Birds (Birds Up Close)
Bobbie Kalman, et al
Thousands of seabirds have adapted to life near the earth's oceans. Terns, penguins, pelicans, boobies, puffins, and albatross are only a few of the remarkable birds featured.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Richard Atwater, et al
Hardcover / Published 1988

My Little Book of Wood Ducks
Hope Irvin Marston, Maria Magdalena Brown (Illustrator)

A Nest Full of Eggs (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science. Stage 1)
Priscilla Belz Jenkins, Lizzy Rockwell (Illustrator)
Library Binding

One Day in the Woods
Jean Craighead George, Gary Allen (Illustrator)
Library Binding / Published 1988

1001 Questions Answered About Birds Insects and the Seashore
Allan D. Cruickshank, Helen G. Cruickshank
Paperback - 291 pages (August 1976)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486233154


All About Owls
by Jim Arnosky (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback - 32 pages
Scholastic Trade; ISBN: 043905852X

Barn Owls (Nature Watch)
Wolfgang Epple, Manfred Rogl (Photographer)
Reading level: Ages 4-8 
Library Binding - 48 pages (October 1992)
Carolrhoda Books; ISBN: 0876147422

Owl Babies
by Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
School & Library Binding - 32 pages (October 1992)
Candlewick Press; ISBN: 1564021017

Owls in the Family
by Farley Mowat, Robert Frankenberg (Illustrator)
Book Description: Every child needs to have a pet. No one could argue with that. But what happens when your pet is an owl, and your owl is terrorizing the neighbourhood? 

In Farley Mowat’s exciting children’s story, a young boy’s pet menagerie – which includes crows, magpies, gophers and a dog – grows out of control with the addition of two cantankerous pet owls. The story of how Wol and Weeps turn the whole town upside down is warm, funny, and bursting with adventure and suspense.

Spotted Owls (Gerholdt, James E., Birds.)
by James E. Gerholdt, Jim Gerholdt
Reading level: Ages 4-8
School & Library Binding - 24 pages
Abdo & Daughters; ISBN: 1562395890

The Barn Owl (Animal Lives (New York, N.Y.).)
by Bert Kitchen (Illustrator), Sally Tagholm
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 32 pages (April )
Larousse Kingfisher Chambers; ISBN: 0753451719


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