Hummingbird by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Jane Ray
With feathers flashing and wings beating as fast as thought, Humming bird takes readers from Mexico or Central America to the United States and Canada as it follows Ruby-throated hummingbirds on their 2,000-mile migration. As the seasons change, the birds help connect a young girl with her distant granny as she shares her love for these tiny visitors.
Listen to the story
Do a craft!
Hummingbird nests are the size of half a walnut shell! Can you make a hummingbird-sized nest? Take-and-Make Hummingbird nest kits can be picked up curbside starting on March 2nd. Call or email the library at 426-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pickup.
Big Ideas & enduring Understanding
Tiny hummingbirds migrate thousands of miles every year.
People and places are connected by the wildlife with which we share our world.
Endurance and perseverance benefit many creatures.
Dig a little Deeper
Beyond the Book: Ideas, Questions, Projects and Connections:
Check out this map of hummingbird migration in the United States (scroll down): https://www.hummingbirdcentral.com/hummingbird-migration-spring-2020-map.htmZoom in on Vermont and see if you can find out when the Ruby-throated hummingbirds usually arrive in our area. Zoom in on Florida and find the date of a sighting. How long does it take hummingbirds to fly from Florida to Vermont?
Go on a wildflower walk on your school property or nearby, and try to identify plants that would attract pollinators. Take pictures, make drawings or take notes about what you see, then use the wildflower guides from Vermont Wildflower Farm to identify the plants: https://www.vermontwildflowerfarm.com/plant-identification.html