Apple trees bloom. A bright orange and black bird flies near, hovering over blossoms. Singing, he attracts a female. The Baltimore orioles are nesting, weaving soft grasses, dry plants, and bits of string with their beaks. Soon, a soft nest hangs in a maple tree. Mother oriole, pale orange and olive green, lays four brown-spotted eggs and keeps them warm until they hatch. Baltimore Orioles by Barbara Brenner invites the reader to venture to and from a nest, overcome the dangers of cat and crow, and launch young birds as they set off through the seasons, migrating south, and later returning to build their own nests. Other wonderful children's books can inspire and inform young learners. Study birds and read about them along the way.