Nonfiction Books About Bats

Nonfiction books about bats are perfect for October read-alouds and independent reading. Fun for Halloween, too!

As you begin preparing your preschool Halloween activities, check out this collection of nonfiction books for kids. They’re perfect for your Halloween studies as well as a unit on bats or animals in general.

Nonfiction Books About Bats

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of nonfiction books that will help your young readers learn 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.

BatsBat Loves the Night: Read and WonderThe Bat Book


Bats – Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species.

Bat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder – Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her.

The Bat Book –  Bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations accompany fascinating fun facts about these furry flying mammals in this adorable kids’ book.

DK Readers L1: All About Bats: Explore the World of Bats! (DK Readers Level 1)National Geographic Readers: BatsThe Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat


All About Bats: Explore the World of Bats! – From leathery wings to echolocation, this nonfiction reader is an exciting look at these creatures of the night, and includes fantastic photography that will amaze kids as they read.

National Geographic Readers: Bats – In this beautifully photographed book, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around—and discover the bat’s unique place in the wild and in the world. 

The Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat – This gorgeous and lyrical picture book follows a year in the life of a little brown bat named Otis as he learns to be a hunter, escape predators, and find a mate. 

My First Book About Bats: Book about bats for kidsZipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)It's a Good Thing There Are Bats (Rookie Read-About Science: It's a Good Thing...) (Rookie Read-About Science (Paperback))


My First Book About Bats – This book is full of high quality photos and interesting facts about bats.

Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats – In this book, bats fly into the spotlight in this exploration of such basics as where the live, how mothers raise their pups, and how they hunt for food. Included as well is a simple plan for a building a backyard bat house. 

It’s a Good Thing There Are Bats – There’s a reason bats are associated with Halloween-they look pretty spooky! But these gentle, shy creatures don’t hurt people. In fact, they help us in many ways-by eating insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading fruit seeds.

Bats! (Time for Kids Science Scoops, Level 3)Hello, Bumblebee BatThe Bat (Disgusting Critters)


Bats! – Meet a real batwoman, discover why bats are mammals, find out what bats like to eat, and learn more than forty fun facts about these winged animals

Hello, Bumblebee Bat – A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered Bumblebee Bat.

The Bat – Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about bats perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the only flying mammal on Earth!

Which of these nonfiction 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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