On YouTube, watch this cartoon version of "The Conference of the Birds." The Persian Sufi Muslim Fariduddin Attar's original poem is long, complex, and more spiritual than the story in this session. Read about the poem and the poet at the blog of contemporary Sufi author Hazrat Inayat Khan.
An article about the basic beliefs, history, and practices of Sufism, an aspect of Islam, can be found on the BBC Religions webpage.
The UUA Bookstore offers Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents by Sarah Conover (2010).