Hummingbird

The Helena or bee hummingbird (world's smallest bird) © Ekaterina Chernetsova. CC-BY-2.0.

Classification: Bird

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.

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  • Videos

    14 Interesting Facts about Hummingbirds (2:10)

    Animated interactive educational website. This video contains 14 little-known facts about hummingbirds. Free content with subscription. (YouTube)

    Hummingbirds (2:29)

    Animal videos made especially for children.

  • Portal Texts

    Javier‘s Hummingbird

    by Laura Driscoll

    ISBN-13: 978-1635920079 (F&P level: O)

    The Hungry Hummingbird

    by April Pulley Sayre

    ISBN-13: 978-0439436786
  • Research Books

    A Hummingbird’s Life

    by John Himmelman

    ISBN-13: 978-0516211664 (F&P level: J)

    About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children

    by Cathryn Sill and John Sill

    ISBN-13: 978-1561455881 (F&P level: S)

    How Small is a Hummingbird?

    by Kurt Waldendorf

    ISBN-13: 978-1503816800 (F&P level: J)

    Hummingbird (Living Things)

    by Rebecca Stefoff

    ISBN-13: 978-0761404156 (F&P level: R)

    Super Hummingbirds

    by Karen Latchana Kenney

    ISBN-13: 978-1620319727
  • E-books on GetEpic.com

    About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children

    by Cathryn Sill and John Sill

    (F&P level: S)

    Hummingbirds (Backyard Animals)

    by Kristin Petrie

    (F&P level: S)

    Hummingbirds (Backyard Wildlife)

    by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

    (F&P level: M)

    How Small is a Hummingbird?

    by Kurt Waldendorf

    (F&P level: L)

    Hummingbirds

    by Kate Riggs

    (F&P level: N)

    Javier‘s Hummingbird

    by Linda Driscoll

    (F&P level: O)

    Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

    by Chris Bowman

    (F&P level: O)

    Super Hummingbirds

    by Karen Latchana Kenney

    (F&P level: N)
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    Scientist: Melissah Rowe

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