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Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying.

anatomy of a feather including the vane and calamus

anatomy of a feather including the vane and calamus (Chicken Backyard Molting)

reading: feathers not just for flying extension ideas

Feathers: Not Just for Flying, a wonderful non-fiction picture book + handmade book craft by avery and augustine!

When you think of chocolate, you might think of a candy bar, a birthday cake, or a glass of chocolate milk. But where does chocolate come from? This book tells about the cocoa bean, which grows in the tropical rain forests and how the animals and other living things play an important part, even the monkeys.

Encore -- No monkeys, no chocolate / Melissa Stewart and Allen Young ; illustrated by Nicole Wong.

Picture books

Today's Picture Book of the Day, Stacking Books is featuring "Feathers, Not Just for Flying", a beautiful Non-Fiction picture book about feathers. More great books from by clicking on image.

The Classroom Bookshelf: Extra Yarn lesson plan ideas and crafts.

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen is about a little girl in a grim, black and white world who finds a mysterious box filled with coloured yarn. From the first page, this story has a stark, gothic fairytale quality.

Nature Picture Books for the 5 to 10s

From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder.

Author: Michelle Knudsen Illustrator: Matt Phelan Best for kids: Who love monsters On the cover: Some of the kids in Marilyn’s class have monsters. Marilyn doesn’t have hers yet, but s…