Feathers ~ Not Just for Flying


Feathers ~ Not Just for Flying

by Melissa Stewart; illustrated by Sarah S Brannen

32 pages; ages 6-9 (great for older children too!)

Charlesbridge, 2014

How can you not want to pick up a book with a huge peacock feather looking you right in the eye? “Birds and feathers go together like trees and leaves, like stars and the sky,” writes Melissa Stewart. And birds have thousands of feathers – but not all feathers are the same. That’s because feathers have so many different jobs to do.

I love the scrapbook-style design that makes this book look like a field notebook. Sarah’s watercolor illustrations are spectacular. I also like the combination of simple text for younger readers complemented with sidebars (or text boxes) with more details.

Read more about Feathers and check out the hands-on science activities at Archimedes Notebook.