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Why do birds have feathers?  Cover Image Book Book

Why do birds have feathers? / Ruth Owen.

Owen, Ruth, 1967- (author.).


"Everyone knows that birds have feathers, but why so many different colors and shapes? From feathers for flying, to feathers for swimming, feathers for camouflage, to feathers for attracting a mate, this book will give readers a fascinating insight into the lives of birds and their physical adaptations. Topics include how a chick's feathers change from fluffy down to its adult flight feathers, how the bright red and yellow feathers of a macaw can actually help it stay hidden among green rain forest trees, and how feathers help keep penguins warm in the coldest place on Earth. Table of contents; Full-color photos; Fast facts; Science project; Glossary words bolded within text; Index"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781788561778
  • ISBN: 9781788561785
  • Physical Description: 21 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Ruby Tuesday Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-10 years Ruby Tuesday Books
Grades 2-3 Ruby Tuesday Books
600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 72 (high) Semantic demand: 90 (very high) Syntactic demand: 87 (very high) Structure demand: 79 (high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4 0.5 511387.

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library JNF 598.147 OWE (Text) 38256101711327 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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