51gcBkGjwBL._AC_US436_QL65_My favourite book to use with children!  The colourful illustrations appeal to young children, but there is sufficient information about each of the 20 featured bird species to engage older ones as well. 

Each bird has a ‘Guess Who’ page, which gives clues to help identify the species—for example: ‘This bird likes being around gardeners. It perches on spades and snaps up insects from the ground.’ Then when you turn over, you find out what bird it was and can read more information about it. Great fun, and informative too! 

My First Book of Garden Birds (RSPB). Mike Unwin & Sarah Whittley, illustrated by Rachel Lockwood (2006). A&C Black. Hardback, pp48. ISBN 0-7136-7678-7. RRP £6.99.