“No one will ever call me Horace the Horrible again.”
“Is that so bad?” asked Minuette.
Sir Horace considered. Without his armor on, he could hear the birds singing and smell the meadow flowers…”Maybe Not,” he said.
“Max!” they shouted with joy.
“Are you staying with us all winter?”
“Yes,” said Max. “Me and My Flock!”
Everyone looked at Irene, hoping she would say something. But all she could say was “Welcome Home!”
–Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic
Some information about wild birds and winter:
“She watched him cut in line and knock Ben’s books out of his hands. She noticed Grant only acted that way when grownups weren’t looking. After lunch, Lotty found Laurie and Barney and Ben.
“I saw what Grant did to you today, and I have an idea,” she said. “Let’s form a club.”
She explained her plan.
That afternoon, when Grant grabbed Lotty’s crayons, Barney said, “Hey, what are you doing?”
“Yeah,” said Laurie. “Those aren’t yours.” By now everyone, including Mrs. Kallberg, was watching.”
–The Bully Blockers Club, written by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic