Frog Books for Kids

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.

This list contains a mixture of fiction and nonfiction books you can add to your preschool frog activities.

As we head into spring, take a moment to explore a local pond and see if you and your preschoolers can spot some tadpoles or frogs. Then, read one or more of these fun frog books for kids

Frog Books for Kids

Fill your book basket with a great collection of frog books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.

Workman Publishing Plip-Plop Pond IndestructibleDK Readers L1: Tale of a TadpoleThe Icky Sticky Frog


Plip-Plop Pond! – Plip-Plop Pond! is about a frog who visits his friends in the pond. And, it’s printed on special paper that will stand up to the way babies read!

Tale of a Tadpole – This book follows the life of a newborn tadpole as it grows up into a frog, facing the dangers of the pond along the way.

The Icky Sticky Frog – A hilarious read-aloud story with bright, humorous illustrations includes a cover featuring a funny frog with googly eyes and a long, sticky, rubbery tongue.

Explore My World FrogsFreddy the Frogcaster and the Flash FloodGrowing Frogs: Read and Wonder


Explore My World: Frogs – In Explore My World Frogs, curious kids learn about the fascinating world of frogs, especially their growth from tadpole to full-grown frog and the relationship between baby frogs and their parents.

Freddy the Frogcaster – Freddy the Frogcaster loves learning about the weather, and he’s known for having the best predictions in town. But what happens when the town picnic is almost ruined by a storm that catches the local frogcaster by surprise?

Growing Frogs  – The engaging narrative and colorful illustrations accurately evoke each stage of a frog’s growth, in a story that will inspire children to roll up their sleeves and experience firsthand the wonders of the natural world.

FrogsFroggy Goes to CampThe Frog Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books)


Frogs – Their tadpole beginnings, noises they make, body parts and how they live.

Froggy Goes to Camp – Froggy’s off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. 

The Frog Alphabet Book – A is for Amazon Horned Frog. B is for Blue-legged Strawberry Frog. C is for Crested Newt. What other amphibians can you think of? Learn more about these sometimes cute, sometimes dangerous, but always fascinating animals in THE FROG ALPHABET BOOK.

Ed: A matter-of-fact, funny frog bookFive Green and Speckled Frogs: A Count-and-Sing BookFinklehopper Frog


Ed: A Matter-of-Fact, Funny Frog Book – An educational but funny picture book of rhyme. Learn about the life cycle of a frog from egg to adult & interesting water facts.

Five Green and Speckled Frogs – Preschoolers will delight in this fun, repetitious rhyme with adorable frog characters. Watch as one by one, they hop off their speckled log to one very cool ending! 

Finklehopper Frog – When Finklehopper Frog decides to give jogging a try, everyone laughs at his efforts. But Finklehopper learns that it’s best to be himself and do what he loves–because that’s the perfect way for him!

I Don't Want to Be a FrogBy Keith Faulkner - The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A POP-UP BOOKFrog, Where Are You?


I Don’t Want to Be a Frog – Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—our hero decides that being himself isn’t so bad after all.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog – From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.

Frog, Where Are You? – Frog is missing and the boy doesn’t see him anywhere. Can the boy and his dog find their new friend?

Kingfisher Readers L1: Tadpoles and FrogsFabulous Frogs (Read and Wonder)Toad Has Talent


Tadpoles and Frogs – Tadpoles and Frogs introduces readers to the fascinating life cycle of a frog, and includes information about a variety of different frogs from around the world.

Fabulous Frogs – Curious minds will jump at the chance to explore all kinds of frogs, from the most exotic to the greenish-brown specimens in their own backyards.

Toad Has Talent – This hilarious, heart-warming, story shows the reader that you never know what you can do unless you try.

From Tadpole to Frog (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)Frog and Toad are FriendsJump, Frog, Jump!


From Tadpole to Frog – Female frogs lay eggs in the water, but what hatches isn’t a frog yet—it’s a tadpole! This picture book shows the incredible metamorphosis that occurs as a tadpole loses its fishy tail and gills and becomes a frog.

Frog and Toad Are Friends – From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.

Jump, Frog, Jump! – This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog — JUMP, FROG, JUMP

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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And now it’s your turn…

What are your favorite frog books for kids?

Teaching Resources

This Five Green Speckled Frogs sensory kit is perfect for pairing with this lesson!

Learn how a tadpole turns into a frog. This felt board set shows a pictorial display of a frog’s life. With 5 stages and detailed felt pictures this set works well within a lesson on frogs, their life cycle, pond life, pond habitats or amphibians.

Practice counting and graphing with this adorable Frog Pond count and graph activity.

Related Posts

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! This collection of frog life cycle activities contains both crafts and worksheets that will help you demonstrate how frogs grow. This frog-themed count and graph activity is a great way for preschoolers to practice counting to ten and graphing their results during your spring and summer lessons.

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  1. HI Tara,
    Thank you for featuring my book; Ed- a matter of fact funny frog book in your blog.
    I have a bunch of super cute, free printables that go along with my book on
    You are more then welcome to print them out and get crafting with your kiddies.

    Happy arting!
    Love from Monique Piscaer Bailey