The Crow Store

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Audubon's Common American Crow.

Books about crows:

Visitors to the website are continually asking where they can find books that contain information about crows. For your convenience (and to help support the project), we are listing as many crow related books as possible available through this website, from individual publishers, or through Click on the appropriate link for more information on a particular book. has just recently reestablished our status as an “associate” of after a lapse of two years. Amazon had terminated all of its associates in Connecticut due to a dispute, now resolved, over the collection of state sales tax.

The Language of Crows: The book of the American crow

Available Now!

The Language of Crows: The Book of the American Crow.

Includes the CD, "An Introduction to the Language of the American Crow."

For more information and/or to order, click here: The Language of Crows

Books from

The following books are available from They concern various aspects of crow life history, legend, and lore. If you order from our site through one of the links below the project will receive a commission on the sale. Click on a book title to find out more information on that particular work. Don't worry, you won't be committed to buy anything until you actually place your order.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you access through the website any time you are buying books, we will receive a commission on anything you buy without it adding to your cost. Its a great way to support the project and only takes a minute longer than accessing directly. Simply come to this page on, click on any of the book links in this section, then use the site as you would normally.


Corvus Rising: Book One by Mary C. Simmons is the first novel in a projected trilogy. This story involves a mysterious island inhabited by a race of blue eyed crows, which is slated for possible development. Corvids and humans must band together to save the island and ultimately the earth from the ravages of human technology. (This is the paperback edition. There are also hardcover and kindle versions.

Our Land Is The Sky: The Adventures of Jimmy Fastwing by Frank J. Croskerry tells of the adventures of a young crow as he deals with the hazards and adventures of his first year of life. Although fiction, the story does closely follow the real life drama of of a young crow’s life.


Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans by John Marzluff and Tony Angell. A book by one of the leading expert on crows, illustrated by an artist who has spent many years creating illustrations of these marvelous birds. Gifts of the Crow is packed with information on many levels, from detailed scientific explanations of many aspects of crow biology to delightful anecdotal accounts of crow behavior. This is a book which should be read by anyone who wants a more than superficial knowledge of crows.

The Summer of Shadow by Pat Payne is a true, personal account about an injured fledgling crow that literally dropped into the author’s life.

The American Crow & Common Raven (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History Series) by Lawrence Kilham is an exceptionaly good book, based primarily upon the author's personal field observations, but also incorporating a great deal of the information available in the scientific literature at the time of writing.

Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays by Candice Savage is a very good,wide ranging survey of some of the information available on the subject. The book is filled with wonderful, full-page Sierra Club photos and is worth purchasing for the pictures alone.

Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys by Candace Savage. Another book by the author of "Bird Brains". While her first book concentrated primarily on the "natural history" of crows and ravens, "Wise Guys" covers other areas, legends, folklore, literature, etc.

Caw of the Wild: Observations from the Secret World of Crows by Barb Kerpluk, is a highly personal account of tracking three families of urban crows through their daily lives.

In the Company of Crows and Ravens by John M. Marzulff, with a forward by Paul Erlich and illustrations by Tony Angell. The combination of one of the foremost scientists studying crows and an artist who has produced numerous wonderful illustrations of crows has resulted in a marvelous book.

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds is a detailed exploration of the mental abilities of the common raven by one of the most readable and knowledgeable scientists/naturalists around anywhere. A completely fascinating book.

Crows and Jays. by Steve Madge, illustrated by Hilary Burn is an excellent reference work on all the members of the crow family. The illustrations are also excellent. This is a "must have" book for those interested in all of the corvids.

Crow (Reaktion Books - Animal) by Boria Sax. A very enjoyable survey of the crow and raven in literature, history, and myth.

Ravensong: A Natural And Fabulous History Of Ravens And Crows by Catharine Feher-Elston . In this beautifully illustrated study, Catherine Feher-Elston looks at ravens and crows in the contexts of Native American folklore, history, and science.

Crow Books for Children

Crows! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle and illustrated by Bob Marstall is a great kid's introduction to the fascinating behavior of crows. A picture book format for ages 4 to 8 with very good illustrations. Probably the best crow book for kids available.

Crows: An Old Rhyme by Heidi Holder is an illustrated version for children of the old counting rhyme about crows.

If you click on any of the above book links you will arrive at an page which includes listings of other books about crows and their relatives.

(Since this is an on-going project, this page and others will be updated on a continuing basis.)

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