Top Ten Tuesday: Titles with Birds In Them

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Birds are such beautiful creatures that I thought I’d focus on them for this week’s prompt.











1. Death of a Songbird by Christine Goff












2. That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stanger












3. The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat











4. The Osbick Bird by Edward Gorey












5. Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays by Candace Savage











6. Crow Country by Kate Constable








7. The Snow Owl by Jon Hartling











8. Owls’ Watch by George Brandon Saul











9. The Trumpet of the Swan by Fred Marcellino











10. A Guide to the Birds of East Africa (Mr Malik #1) by Nicholas Drayson


  1. Oh I really like that first one!

  2. I like your avian take on the topic.

  3. Fab covers!

  4. Love this take on the theme! What an ambitious lot of finds.

  5. The Blind Owl cover is stunning <3

  6. Love that you focused on birds! I do love that cover for Crow Country.

  7. What a great collection of titles/covers!

  8. Lovely! The Goldfinch, How to Kill a Mockingbird, I know why the caged bird sing… There are so many more great titles!

    Thanks for visiting us earlier!

  9. What a great take on this week’s topic! I’m intrigued by That Quail, Robert. There’s got to be a story behind that title, and I want to know it. The Edward Gorey entry also caught my eye. I had a poster of the Gashlycrumb Tinies hanging on the wall of my dorm room in college. Marvelously macabre!

    I’d add a book to your list: The Owl Service by Alan Garner. It’s an adaptation of a Welsh myth, and I rather enjoyed it.

  10. Oh, and one from my childhood, if we’re venturing into the world of imaginary birds: The Ice-Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds. It was one of my favorites, and I read it to my boys when they were young.

  11. I love the colours and illustration on Death of a Songbird

  12. I love how you put your own special twist on this week’s prompt, especially since it was already challenging, so great list!! The only one I know from this list is The Trumpet of the Swan, which I read as a kid but haven’t thought of in such a long time! Thanks for the memories this week.

  13. I love that you went with Birds this week, too. You found some really great choices. I can’t wait to check some of them out. And thanks for commenting on my blog earlier. 😀

  14. Ooh, more bird themed books! Great idea for this week 🙂

  15. Birds are really popular in titles and covers. I love seeing all the different ones today.

    • Yes, I noticed that, too. What a lovely surprise that was. I thought our list might be the only avian-themed one. 🙂

  16. Oooh nice picks! All birds too! I just went with whatever covers I could find with animals on them! Lol!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  17. Great way to specialize the topic! I kind of wish I’d looked to see if I had titled animal books. Maybe next time! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website this week.

  18. Oh, great list! I love how many bird books there are out there, and how varied your list is. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!

  19. Great titles, I remember reading The Trumpet of the Swan many years ago.

  20. Wow, you made it even harder with your take on the prompt. Well done! I remember reading that E.B. White book as a child.

  21. You’ve found a bunch of bird books that I’ve never heard of. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  22. Beautiful books.

  23. I love all of the covers you chose. The Trumpet of the Swan was one of my favorite books when I was a kid.

  24. Oooh, nice! I love your theme, and it definitely brings back memories seeing The Trumpet of the Swan!

  25. Great list!! I haven’t read any of these but this theme is great! I think Trumpet of the Swan is one that my husband has from his childhood books!

  26. I love that you went with birds😁 This a such a fun list!

  27. A great list. I struggled with just generic animals!

    Have a great week!

    • Thank you. I’m glad you were able to come up with a list. It’s no fun to struggle with TTT topics. 🙂

  28. Birds are popular subjects for book covers. I’ve seen a lot of them on TTTs this week.

  29. I like that you went with birds in titles! Great idea!

  30. What a fun way to narrow down this prompt! I remember loving Trumpet of the Swan very, very much in my tweens.

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