Fiction Books About Bats

This October, gather a collection of fiction books about bats that you can read to your preschoolers. They’ll love listening to stories about these intriguing nocturnal animals.

You can add this collection of picture books to autumn reading basket. They can also be added to your studies about Halloween, nocturnal animals, or animals in general.

books about bats

Fiction Books About Bats

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of fiction books that will help you engage your preschoolers with stories about bats.

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.

I Am BatStellaluna 25th Anniversary EditionBo the Bat


I Am Bat – Join the grumpily adorable Bat as he searches for his missing cherries in this vibrant and hilarious picture book.

Stellaluna – Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits.

Bo the Bat – See how Bo wins kids over to all the good things about bats in this fun, rhyming story that is also educational.

The Curious Bat and The RainbowBats at the Beach (A Bat Book)Bat Jamboree


The Curious Bat and The Rainbow – Benjamin is a bat who is going on a quest with his two friends to find out if rainbows truly exist.

Bats at the Beach – Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach! So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets—don’t forget the moon-tan lotion—and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.

Bat Jamboree – Every year a troupe of 55 buoyant bats comes up with 10 fabulous acts to entertain and instruct an enthusiastic audience. And every year the bats top themselves when they perform the grandest finale of all . . .

Owl Bat Bat OwlRufus: The Bat Who Loved ColorsThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!


Owl Bat Bat Owl – Can two very different families find their space in the world together? A wonderful wordless picture book offers stylish art, humor, and charm.

Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors – Like all bats, Rufus sees life in black and white, until he chances upon an outdoor movie theatre and is awakened to the dazzling world of colors for the first time. 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat! – What won’t this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! 

NightsongBats in the Band (A Bat Book)Bats at the Library (A Bat Book)


Nightsong – Chiro’s mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It’s an adventure, but how will he find his way? And how will he find his way home?

Bats in the Band – Join this one-of-a-kind music festival as the bats celebrate the rhythm of the night and the positive power of music.

Bats at the Library – Join the free-for-all fun at the public library with these book-loving bats! Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time.

Bats Around the ClockSpooky, Spooky Little Bat (Finger Puppet Books) (Finger Puppet Board Book)


Bats Around the Clock – Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It’s American Batstand – a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there’s a special guest appearance at the end!

Spooky, Spooky Little Bat – This Halloween story features a fun finger puppet toy built into the book, encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development in your little one. 

Which of these books about bats will you read first?

Let’s Track What You’re Reading!

It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.

Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.

Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.

If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!

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Teaching Resources

Teach your kids the “Five Little Bats” rhyme with this fun flannel board set. This is such a fun way for little ones to act out the rhyme.

Here’s a fun set of bat crayons in all the colors of the rainbow. Perfect for coloring Halloween pictures!

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