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Kids love reading and learning about animals of all kinds. Here’s a fun list of forest animal books for kids of all ages.
Forest animals are such an interesting topic to study. Kids are fascinated by animals especially ones they may see on an afternoon walk through the woods.
Hopefully, you won’t run into a bear on your afternoon walk, but you may sneak a peek at a squirrel or a deer.
Add a few of the books below to your collection of favorite preschool books so your little ones can read them over and over again.
Even if you can’t see a bear, owl, or raccoon, kids love reading and learning about animals of all kinds. Here’s a fun list of books all about animals that live in the forest or woods.
Forest Animal Books for Kids
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of forest animal picture books that will engage your preschoolers.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Over in the Forest – Learning becomes fun for kids with this counting book about the forest habitat.
In My Forest – Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little deer’s forest so cozy. Is it the fluffy snow? No, it’s their loving families!
Whose Tracks Are These? A Clue Book of Familiar Forest Animals – A series of clues and striking illustrations detail how to identify a variety of pawprints found in the woodlands.
Who Lives Here? – Children will see where these animals-beavers, foxes, raccoons and frogs-live, while learning that whether it is in a tree, a pond, or a cave, there’s no place like home!
The Busy Tree – Acorns nibbled by chipmunks, ants scurrying across a trunk, a spider spinning a web, leaves “breathing out air for all to breathe in”—everything adds up to a “busy tree” for all to “come and see.”
Forest Bright, Forest Night – Someone is always awake in the forest, and someone else is always asleep! Some animals are alert in daytime and sleep at night. Others are alert at night, and are sleepyheads during the day. Be sure to count the animals!
Baby Animals in the Forest – The forest is full of baby wildlife from the spotted faun, to the tiny bunnies, the tinier mouse, and the black bear cub up the tree. Also included are some less familiar babies like the fox cub, the boar, and the red squirrel.
Who’s in the Forest? – In this colorful peepo book, small children are invited to peek through the holes on every other page to answer the repeating refrain, Who’s in the forest, dark and deep?
In My Tree – Turn the colorful die-cut pages of this irresistible board book to discover just what makes little owl’s tree so cozy. Is it little owl’s sturdy branch and snuggly roost? No, it’s his loving family!
Little Owl’s Night – It’s evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. A full moon rises and Little Owl can’t understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful?
Night-Night, Forest Friends – As the sun sets, animals all over the forest get ready for bed. Papa rabbit tucks his babies in among the leaves, fuzzy bears settle in their den, and little foxes snuggle together under the moonlight.
Woodland Adventure – Who are the other animals Bunny meets when he sets out on his adventure in the woods?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Do you know which animals live in the forest? Use this woodland animals flannel board story set to teach your toddler or preschooler all about woodland animals. A great travel toy to keep your child engaged.
These woodland animals finger puppets are great for car rides, doctor appointments and anytime quiet play is needed.