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Come explore this amazing growing collection of our favorite animal books for kids featuring a wide range of animals and animal habitats.
On an almost weekly basis, I share a list of books on a new topic. These picture books are perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers.
Whether your preschooler is listening to you read or he is trying to read them on his own, you’ll find an amazing array of books on a wide variety of topics below.
Animal Books for Kids
The book lists featured below are grouped by habitat. I thought this would be the easiest way to organize them since there are so many. However, I have bolded keywords so you can scroll down and hunt for specific topics.
Another trick is to hold down the “command” and “f” keys on your computer. You should see a little search bar pop up on your computer screen. Type your topic in that search bar, and it will search for that word on this page.
And, don’t forget to check back often. Each week, as I add new lists to the site, I’ll add them here. Bookmark this page so you can find it as you move from theme to theme in your homeschool preschool.
Zoo Animal Books
These preschool books about zoo animals are perfect for your little ones! Prepare them for a trip to the zoo or just read about their favorite animals.
Board books are perfect for toddlers! They’re much sturdier than traditional books. These zoo books for toddlers help introduce tots to zoo animals.
Zoo animal books for toddlers! Board books that toddlers can hold and manipulate as they learn about zoo animals around the world!
Let’s go to the zoo! If you can’t head to the zoo, you can read about it! Grab one or more of these fun books about the zoo, and snuggle up with your favorite little monkey.
Jungle Animal Books for Preschoolers
This collection of jungle books for toddlers is perfect for teaching your littlest ones about the jungle and the animals that live there.
As you head into a study of the jungle or animal habitats, fill your shelves with a few of these jungle animal books for preschoolers.
What a great collection of monkey books for preschool! It includes both fiction and nonfiction books for your upcoming animal studies!
Farm Animal Books
Preschoolers will squeal with delight when you present them with this collection of pig books for preschoolers. Perfect for your farm-themed lessons!
Don’t miss the terrific collection of turkey books for kindergarten! These easy readers are sure to engage and excited your young readers this fall.
Introduce toddlers to farm lief with these farm animal books for toddlers. This collection of board books is perfect for little hands!
12 amusing cow books for preschool! Fill your book basket with these animal books for preschool and kindergarten readers.
Do you have a horse crazy child in the house? A child who begs for riding lessons and asks Santa for a pony every Christmas? Then this list of children’s horse books is for you!
Are you looking for a few fun and fabulous turkey books for preschool? Then you have to check out these fantastic fiction and nonfiction turkey books!
Children’s Books About Forest Animals
This fall, introduce your toddlers to owls with these owl board books for toddlers. The sturdy pages make these books perfect for little hands.
My kids can never read too many bear books. They love polar bears, grizzly bears, and brown bears. They hug their teddy bears and recite with me. Here are 12 delightful picture books about bears and teddy bears!
Watching squirrels scamper in the yard gathering nuts inspired me to create a list of kids books about squirrels! Snuggle up and read one – or more – with your little ones!
Ocean Animal Books
Fill your book basket with ocean animal books for preschoolers. They will help you introduce your little ones to the ocean and the animals that live in it.
Sea turtles are amazing creatures. These fiction and nonfiction sea turtle books will introduce kids to these amazing sea creatures!
Cold Weather Animal Books
Preschoolers love penguins! Here are five amazing penguin books to read as you celebrate Penguin Awareness Day on January 20!
This winter, stock your book basket with penguin books for toddlers. These board books are perfect for your youngest listeners.
Penguins are my favorite animals. Most kids I know love them, too. Don’t miss this collection of the best penguin books for preschoolers!
Miscellaneous Animal Books for Preschoolers
With both spring and Easter just around the corner, it’s time to fill your book basket with our favorite children’s books about bunnies.
This spring, introduce your little ones to frogs with this collection of fiction and nonfiction frog books for toddlers. These board books are the best!
Winter is a great time to add books about hibernation and migration to your reading time. Here’s a great list of picture books to get you started!
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.
Your animal-loving kiddos are sure to love this collection of pet books for preschoolers. Cats, dogs, dragons, unicorns, and more!
This list of easy reader animal books for kindergarten is perfect for new readers. With short sentences and large print, kids can practice reading with their favorite animal stories!
What a great collection of turtle books for preschoolers and young readers. This list includes both fiction and nonfiction books to teach more about turtles.
Get your preschoolers excited about amphibians with these frog books for kids. Whether you are exploring the life cycle of a frog or enjoying silly frog story books, pique your little ones’ interest with these.
These life cycle books for preschoolers are perfect all year long. They’ll help you bring your life cycle lesson plans to life!
That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my newest animal books lists for kids.
If you are looking for something specific, let me know!