Written for children in Great Britain (with British spelling and terminology), or those in the US who would like to learn more about birds in the UK, "Birds in Our Back Garden" is a great introduction to the fascinating world of common British birds. Too many bird books overwhelm the reader with the sheer number of birds, most of which are never seen; this book focuses on the birds that children are most likely to see when they step out their back door. Packed with information and stunning, original photographs, the book first talks about birds in general, looks at lessons from history and explains why many species are threatened. The book then focuses on the most widely distributed garden birds in the UK, concentrating on common visitors to feeders, as well as looking at ways we can help many different birds to flourish. The last part of the book explains how the seasons affect the birds and ends with tips on things children can do to attract more birds to their gardens. Word definitions and fun facts are scattered throughout in separate text boxes to provide additional, interesting information. Children will love the checklist challenge at the end of the book that allows them to tick a box when they spot a bird. Each of the birds is illustrated with photos, so the book can also be used as a guide and resource for identifying common birds. The emphasis on the environment and conservation is intended to engage children and encourage them to think about topics such as the food chain, the ecosystem and protection of wildlife habitat. This book is the British version of "Birds in our Back Yard" and is part of the "Nature On Our Doorstep" series, designed to inspire children to learn more about the world around us.