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* First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird's Story. DVD. 45 min. Concept Images. 2009. ISBN 978-0-615-29118-5. $19.95.
Gr 7 Up--Filmmakers spent three years documenting the life of a Black-chinned Hummingbird who had built a nest on a clothesline in the backyard of their Las Vegas home. The female narrator's soft, accented voice is complemented by a delightful musical soundtrack. Outstanding photographic techniques show the life cycle of this diminutive bird, named Honey by the filmmakers. Divided into sections, the film follows Honey as she builds the nest, …