Frog Books for Toddlers

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!

Spring is a great time to teach little ones about frogs. Everyone, frogs and kiddos, are emerging from their winter hiding spots. As you take a walk around the neighborhood with your little ones, see if you can find a frog or some tadpoles at the pond. 

Then, come home and grab one or more of these fun books for toddlers to read. The bright colors, chunky pages, and large text make them perfect for kids ages 1-3!

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Frog Books for Toddlers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help your toddlers learn about frogs.

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.

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Pocket Frog – The frogs have a great time hiding in a flowerpot and snagging some of the juicy flies that are passing by. The simple text and pictures make this and similar observations about each animal’s most common characteristics.

Where are the Five Frogs, Spot? – Spot has lost his friends the frogs! Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where they are hiding. And learn about colours along the way.

The Croaky Pokey! – In a zany variation on the beloved song and game, an unsuspecting fly suggests to a group of musical frogs that it’s time to do the Croaky Pokey. Each goofy frog gets a chance to show off its dance moves, hopping and bopping around the pond.

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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. 

Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?Would you rather be a clarinet . . . a trombone . . . or a drum? (How would you like to have someone going boom-boom on your tum?) Beginning readers are asked to ponder these and a host of other odd choices.

Frog on a Log – Frog is happy living in the bog, until Pup the dog and Big Pig knock him off his log, so he tries to find a solution to his problem.

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Jump, Frog, Jump! – This infectious, cumulative tale will soon have young frogs everywhere jumping and chanting with joy!

Tadpole to Frog Tadpole to Frog features graduated tabs that show the entire transformation in isolated, easy-to-follow parts. With simple text, the stunning nature photography is what truly shines in this book.

A Frog in the Bog – There’s a small green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog. He eats one tick, two fleas, three flies, four slugs, and five snails. And the frog gets a whole lot bigger.

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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! 

Little Green Frog – Follow the Little Green Frog as he introduces your baby or toddler to his friends by the pond including ducks, fish, turtles, and more in this adorable lift-a-flap board book. 

How Does a Frog Grow? – In How Does a Frog Grow? preschoolers can track the life cycle of a frog from spawn to tadpole to froglet to adult in this introductory lift-the-flap book. 

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Splish Splash! – Dragonflies zip zip zip and frogs croakity croak while bare feet splish splash in this board book all about the sounds of the river. 

I Love Frogs – Frogs are fantastic, from their wonderfully wide mouths down to their super-sticky toes!

Hoppity Frog – Where is Hoppity Frog? Is he playing in the reeds? No, that’s Downy Duckling. Is he paddling through the pond? No, that’s Silky Swan! Children will love pushing out the sturdy sliders on each page of this board book until they find Hoppity Frog!

Which of these frog board books will you read first?

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Teaching Resources

This frog pond loose parts kit is perfect for pretending while reading Frog and Toad or any other froggy book! These items are perfect to add to homemade play doh or just on their own!

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.

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