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Trends in Picture Books: Birds

If there was one big trend in picture books this year, I would say it's birds. Last year I started noticing a trend in publishing across all ages about books being published featuring bird watching. Birds have always been a popular topic, yet this year it seems as though 2014 year of the bird in picture books. Take a look:



-A silly story about a bird who is tired of the same old song, only to be met with some opposition. A nice simple commentary on accepting change and adapting that's great for storytime.


-A sweet and funny story about a chicken who sets off on a big adventure to the city. Also, I love the illustrations.

-Another bird on an adventure story with gorgeous illustrations. 



-A chicken with arms? Odd but adorable! Another good choice for storytime and a sweet book about being different.




-This one is fiction and has great rhyming text, but I love that is includes a lot of great facts about the birds and the homes they build.


-A future with no birds so you can order a mechanical bird that you can design and create. Probably the most unusual addition to the bird trend. 


Two Parrots by Rashin
-A retelling of a classic tale from an Iranian author/illustrator. I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to more from Rashin.

Any bird titles I missed? 


Comments

  1. Little did I know I was following a trend! I have a nonfiction picture book called Words on Birds that came out over the summer! http://www.amazon.com/Words-Birds-Kelly-Polark/dp/0988846241/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408109417&sr=8-1&keywords=words+on+birds

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