ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Children can discover why some birds have bills like straws, pouches, or even daggers from an engaging new NSTA Kids book for grades 3–5. The Beaks of Birds kindles kids’ curiosity about the ways in which the structure of beaks plays a significant role in how birds find and capture their food.
The book tells the story of a child and two grown-up friends on a jaunt that sparks all kinds of questions: Why does a house finch have a bump in its beak? What kind of bird has a bill like a spoon? And with such big beaks, why don’t toucans fall over? Bonus background material and five age-appropriate activities round out the contents.
The authors are Richard and Kathleen Konicek-Moran, husband-and-wife naturalists who also wrote and illustrated the NSTA Kids book From Flower to Fruit. Just as that book was designed to encourage budding botanists, The Beaks of Birds will give a fascinating start to future birders and biologists.
NSTA Kids is a division of NSTA Press that offers books to supplement science learning while encouraging children to become avid readers. Browse sample pages of this new title for free at the NSTA Science Store website.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of The Beaks of Birds and other books from NSTA Kids, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 36-page book is priced at $12.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $10.36. (Stock # PB442X; ISBN #978-1-68140-352-6)
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