Alex the Parrot

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375868461
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Recounts the true story of an African grey parrot who was the subject of a devoted graduate student's scientific experiment on animal intelligence and who astonished everyone with its ability to add, understand concepts and speak hundreds of words. By the author of Aliens for Breakfast.

Alex the Parrot No Ordinary Bird

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375968464
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Recounts the true story of an African grey parrot who was the subject of a devoted graduate student's scientific experiment on animal intelligence and who astonished everyone with its ability to add, understand concepts and speak hundreds of words. By the author of Aliens for Breakfast.

Alex the Parrot No Ordinary Bird

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307975673
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In 1977, graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year-old African grey parrot. Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex--short for Avian Learning EXperiment. At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature; they studied great apes and dolphins. African greys, with their walnut-sized "birdbrains," were pretty much ignored--until Alex. His intelligence surprised everyone, including Irene. He learned to count, add, and subtract; to recognize shapes, sizes, and colors; and to speak, and understand, hundreds of words. These were things no other animal could do. Alex wasn't supposed to have the brainpower to do them, either. But he did them anyway. Accompanied by Meilo So's stunning illustrations, Alex and Irene's story is one of groundbreaking discoveries about animal intelligence, hard work, and the loving bonds of a unique friendship.

The Brave Little Parrot

Author: Rafe Martin
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399228254
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Because the brave little parrot does the thing that comes from its heart as it takes precious drops of water to the burning forest, things change in ways no one could imagine.

My Dad s a Birdman

Author: David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763653454
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In a northern English town, Lizzie, despite her own grief over the death of her mother, tries to distract her grief-stricken father by helping him enter and prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.

Look Up

Author: Annette Cate
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763645613
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Explains how to identify various birds by color, shape, behavior, birdcall, and other characteristics.

Two Bobbies

Author: Kirby Larson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802736378
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During Hurricane Katrina, evacuating New Orleans residents were forced to leave their pets behind. Bobbi the dog was initially chained to keep her safe, but after her owners failed to return, she had to break free. For months, Bobbi wandered the city's ravaged streets-dragging her chain behind her-followed by her feline companion, Bob Cat. After months of hunger and struggle, the Two Bobbies were finally rescued by a construction worker helping to rebuild the city. When he brought them to a shelter, volunteers made an amazing discovery about the devoted friends-Bob Cat was actually blind! He had survived the aftermath of the storm by following the sound Bobbi's chain made as she dragged it along the ground. At the shelter, the two bob-tailed friends refused to be parted, even for a moment. Could rescue workers find the Bobbies' owners? Or could they find a new home that would take them together? This remarkable true story of devotion and survival is a testament to the spirit that defined post-Katrina rescue missions, and is a perfect way to commemorate the this day in history.

Fine Feathered Friends

Author: Tish Rabe
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
ISBN: 9780007130580
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Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to a variety of birds, from the ten-foot ostrich to the two-inch hummingbird.

Wesley the Owl

Author: Stacey O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416551735
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chronicles the author's rescue of an abandoned barn owlet, from her efforts to resuscitate and raise the young owl through their nineteen years together, during which the author made key discoveries about owl behavior.

Paddywack

Author: Stephanie Spinner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307771568
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Paddywack is a petite nine hands high, and every pony inch is packed full of spunk. It hasn’t been easy, but he now has his rider, Jane, well trained. He’ll trot. He’ll canter. He’ll jump the jumps. He’s a perfect pony . . . when she gives him treats. But on the day of the big horse show, Jane is so nervous she forgets his treats. Will Paddywack dig in his hooves? Or can he rise to the occasion? This sweet story is sure to capture young horse-lovers’ hearts. From the Trade Paperback edition.