Sparrow, Eagle, Penguin, and Seagull

What Is a Bird?

From the Series Animal Groups Are CATegorical ™

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What is a bird? Parrots, bluebirds, ostriches, and many other creatures are all birds!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category Animals
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.2
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF003030, JNF051150, JNF003350
Dewey 598
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152690
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource


  • Science Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2012


Library Media Connection

“The presentation is so much fun that readers are unaware of how much they are actually learning.”—Library Media Connection

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“The energetic rhyming text and zany cartoon illustrations will captivate students and make it fun to learn about what makes each group distinctive. Goneau’s cartoon creatures nicely complement the facts that Cleary imparts in his rhythmic narrative… Solid additions to the series.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Science Books & Films

“Youngsters are sure to enjoy the book and so will their parents, older siblings and teachers….This book should be on the shelves of any library frequented by young readers.” —Science Books & Films


“Funny, factual, and at times even a little edgy, this offers the unconventional for younger children trying to understand the animal world.”—Booklist

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Martin Goneau

Martin Goneau has been working as a professional illustrator since 1997. Most of his work is dedicated to children's books and other educational publications. He lives in Trois-Rivières, Québec.

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Animal Groups Are CATegorical ™

The Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series uses rhyming text and humorous illustrations to introduce young readers to the six major animal groups—mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians, and fish. Each title playfully highlights the key characteristics of the… View available downloads →