Ocean animals, land animals…whatever your preference with have all the animal books for kids that you could need. Some let’s learn about bees, horses, whales, and more. Let’s get reading.
Animal Books for Children
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This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis is inspired by a real animal friendship between a goat and a horse at Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Claremore, Oklahoma. It packs a powerful message about kindness, patience, and love as well as accepting each other’s challenges and differences.
Books About People Who Love Animals
The Bug Girl: A True Story by Sophia Spencer is the story of a girl who was teased for loving bugs. But, a bug-loving community came around to support her. Be you!
Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True Story of a World-Traveling Bug Hunter by Christine Evans is the story of a girl who loved bugs in a time when girls weren’t supposed to be into bugs or work. But, she turned her passion into a career.
Books About Multiple Kinds of Animals
I’ve Got a Tail: Terrific Tails of the Animal World by Julie Murphy looks at all the different ways tails serve animals. They can do some truly amazing things like helping animals spin or anchoring fish to have dinner.
Did you know some tails can even fall off? And, some tails serve as snuggly blankets.
Learn all about the tails of Common Ringtail Possum, Thresher Sharks, and more in this engaging nonfiction read-aloud. There is even a map to locate each animal’s habitat in the back of the book.
Whose Footprint is That? by Darrin Lunde is full of footprint clues and other visual clues as children try to guess which animals has which footprint. Short enough for short attentions but also long enough to provide learning and new vocabulary.
Do you know what the names of different animals are called? Learn about the name of groups of animals and how they work together in a great book called Packs: Strength in Numbers by Hannah Salyer.
Steve Jenkins is an author/illustrator to know for nonfiction children’s books. He has lots of them. One of my favorites is What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? It explores how animals use their tales, noses, mouths, eyes, ears, feet, etc. to help them live. Children will have fun guessing which animal all those parts belong to.
Young children love lifesized things especially when they can compare the things to part of their own bodies. That is just what they’ll do in Lifesize by Sophy Henn. Children will get to measure their handprint with the paw of a polar bear and see how long a toucan’s nose is compared to their own.
Atlas of Animal Adventures and Atlas of Ocean Adventuresby Lucy Letherland, Emily Hawkins, and Rachel Williams are oversized gorgeous with rich details of favorite animals. Lots of information about different types of animals is included.
Books About Bears
From polar bears to panda bears to teddy bears, we’ve got you covered with this big list.—>Books About Bears for Kids
Books About Bees
Bees are amazing creatures that do so much to keep our environment growing. Plus, we get yummy honey from them too. Enjoy these gorgeous books about bees.—>Books About Bees
Picture Books About Birds
Tweet, tweet…read about those mostly flying creatures.—>Books About Birds
Books About Butterflies
From caterpillar to butterfly, we’ve got a great list of books to read for you.—>Books About Butterflies
Books About Cats for Children
Meow worthy books for little cat lovers.—>Books About Cats
Dinosaur Books for Children
Do you know a little one who can pronounce all the names of the dinosaurs? If so, you’ll want to access this prehistoric list.—>Books About Dinosaurs for Preschoolers
And, our Books About Dinosaurs for Toddlers is a must see too.
Dog Books for Kids
From puppies to grown doggies, there are a lot of great animal books to read on this list.—->Books About Dogs for Children
Ribbit, ribbit…read these froggy tales.—>Books About Frogs for Kids
Books About Horses
Derby time or a leisurely ride on the saddle. We’ve got some fun stories to enjoy for horse lovers.—>Books About Horses for Children
Penguin Books for Children
It’s getting chilly. Time to read about the cutest black & white animals out there.—>Children’s Books About Penguins
Shelter and Rescue Animal Books for Kids
There are an amazing number of animals in need of homes. Read all about them in these rescue and shelter books.—>Shelter and Rescue Animal Books
Rescue animals make some of the best pets. Check out our Pet Book List too.
All About Whales for Kids
Read all about the gentle giants of the sea.—>Books About Whales for Children
Books About Worms
Wiggle into the dirt an dig up some good books.—>Books About Worms
Zoo Animal Books
Do you have a favorite zoo animal? I’m partial to elephants. Read all about your favorite zoo animals.—>Zoo Animal Books
Is there another animal you would like to see a book list created for? Let me know in the comments.