Picture Books About Bats

Halloween is coming! It’s the perfect time to curl up with one of our favorite fiction or nonfiction picture books about bats for preschoolers.

Bats are interesting creatures. They’re nocturnal animals that use echolocation to find their way around in the dark. They’re the perfect animal to add to your preschool Halloween activities.

Here are some really great books about bats for toddlers through elementary grade readers.

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Whether you’re looking to share a classic from your childhood or you’re looking for something new, this collection of picture books is a great place to begin your book basket.

Children’s Books About Bats

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More Bat Books for Kids

After hours at the library, the bats discover an open window and fly in to explore the library. Bats at the Library is full of all kinds of batty antics like making shadows on the copier and frolicking in the fountain. You can follow these bats through other stories as well such as Bats at the Ballgame, Bats at the Beach, and Bats in the Band.ir?t=teintx-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0763624381 Picture Books About Bats

In Bat Loves the Night little ones follow bat as she flies through the night looking for food. Kids are introduced to the concept of echolocation, as well.ir?t=teintx-20&l=as2&o=1&a=006445133X Picture Books About Bats

Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats works well as a read-aloud with preschoolers. Full of information about bats, kids will learn how mother bats take care of their young, how they hunt for food, and where bats live. There are also instructions on how to build a bat house in your backyard.ir?t=teintx-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0823416372 Picture Books About Bats

Gail Gibbons is one of my favorite non-fiction children’s authors. Her illustrations are large. The text is easy enough for young readers/listeners to comprehend. In Bats, Gail Gibbons describes different types of bats, their characteristics, and their life cycle.ir?t=teintx-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0152802177 Picture Books About Bats

Stellaluna is one of my favorite picture books. After being separated from her mother, Stellaluna is adopted by a family of birds. She tries hard to adapt to their lifestyle. At the end of the book, there are a couple of pages of facts about bats.


I hope you’ve discovered some new books about bats for preschoolers! Leave a comment and let me know which book is your favorite!

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