I’ll be honest. Bats creep me out a bit. But, I have no squeams when it comes to bat books for kids. Those I find completely delightful and fascinating. So, let’s fly through these books. This is just one of the many books about animals lists you’ll find here at Growing Book by Book.
Fun Stories Featuring Bat Characters for Children
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The first book that comes to mind when I think about bats is the classic, Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Stellaluna falls into a bird’s nest where she is taken care of until she can be reunited with her mother.
Two different families who live in the trees learn about each other and more importantly how to help each other in Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick.
Informational Books About Bats
Fiona the Fruit Bat by Dan Riskin teaches us all about echolocation as a young bat sets out on her first flight at night.
Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds is about a bat lover who moves to a new town where too many trees are being cut down and causing a loss of habitat for bats. Amara learns that individuals can make a difference and create change so she seeks to save the bats.
Get ready for a crash course in sound in Oscar and the Bat by Geoff Waring. With the help of Bat, Oscar learns about sounds that are near and far, loud and soft, and deep and high.
The Bat by Elise Gravel is a fun informational book for beginning readers full of bat facts. Did you know that bats live on every continent except Antarctica? I love how much you learn in this book in a very entertaining way.
You’ll find a crisp, clean, and well-organized layout full of information in The Bat Book by Charlotte Milner. There’s lots of information that you can take in bits and pieces in this browseable nonfiction work.
If you have a bat enthusiast who really wants to get into the nitty gritty of bats, I highly recommend the Science Comics: Bats by Falynn Koch. This is such a well-done graphic novel series that gives you so much information in a very kid-appealing manner. There is so much vocabulary packed in these books.
Printable Book List of Picture Books About Bats
Grab a printable book list of the books shared above. It’s wonderful for taking to the library.
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