Best Nonfiction Animal Books for KidsDoes your child love animals? Facts about the animal kingdom? Then this list of nonfiction animal books is for them! Nonfiction for kids is not always my scene but that is actually to your benefit since it takes a really good nonfiction book to keep me engaged! I looked long and hard through the library stacks to find the best variety of nonfiction books about animals. Note: book covers and titles are affiliate links.
Best Nonfiction Animal Books for Kids
Squeaking and squawking, hooting and hissing, barking and bleating, you'll find all your child's favourite animals in these upROARiously good stories and picture books! For all the best animal books for 3-year-olds, just check out the list below. Julia Donaldson. Featuring the famous half-grizzly bear, half-buffalo, this tale follows a brave little mouse, who believes the Gruffalo is nothing but fantasy - until he comes face-to-face with him! Complete with distinctive illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this story is guaranteed to enchant children and be remembered forever. These bright, bubbly books star the much-loved and very sweet! Peppa has all sorts of fun adventures, such as going on holiday, playing basketball, and even meeting the Queen!
Cuteness abounds in these beloved animal books. Whether they feature a sweet critter as a main character or teach children about the joys and perils of the animal kingdom, these books will inspire an appreciation for the natural world in your child. This book is an eyeful! A big brown bear, a vivid red bird, a purple cat and a yellow duck are just a few of the creatures that cover each page, each one illustrated with vivid colors and textures. A lift-the-flap reading experience that keeps kids guessing and feeling their way through. This favorite by beloved author Sandra Boynton introduces the various sounds of the animal world and encourages kids to do the same.
There are plenty of really uninspired ones, but there are some gems that make me happy to read about the same animals over and over again. If, like my girls, your little ones love animals, here are some great books to start you both out. This sturdy board book is filled with delightful animal surprises under each flap. The combination of counting and animals is top-notch and the illustrations are sweet and simple. From Caldecott-winning author, Peggy Rathmann, this has been one of our very favorite animal books.
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We own many, many books and our LG loves most of her collection. I hope that these books about animals help your little one foster the same type of love for reading! - Skip to main content.
By Lela Nargi May 22, Toddlers are active, curious, busy little people, intensely engaged in learning about the world around them. Books help them make sense of what they see , hear, think, and feel. That means that the best books for this diverse group meet them where they are, but also encourage them to stretch their abilities, staying relevant as kids grow. Toddlers like repetition, word play, and bold pictures, and since they have an innate sense of the ridiculous, any book that tickles their funny bones is sure to become an enduring favorite.
Even just within this subset of fiction they fit into various categories: teaching kids about animals and how they live; showing animals as stand-ins for people, thereby illustrating something about the human condition; showing how animals and people coexist. This list could be fifteen zillion books, and it could incorporate board books, middle grade novels and nonfiction if one had the inclination. Truly, it was hard to find a stopping point in terms of the picture books, so I chose to hone in on them and then throw in a handful of easy reader titles at the end. A follow up to Some Bugs by the same author-illustrator team, this story in verse is set at a pet show being held at a city park. A great way to demonstrate for kids how animals move, make noise, eat and more. The writing is very simple and will be a delight for tiny aspiring readers, and the art is fun and vibrant. A gorgeous, resonant book that manages to be both mythic and realistic at the same time.