Picture Books About the Zoo

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 picture books about the zoo and snuggle up with your favorite little monkey.

As you begin planning your preschool zoo theme activities, be sure to make time to read a few great books about the zoo and the animals who live there.

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

This book follows a zookeeper through the workday and describes the occupation and what the job requires.

A Trip to the Zoo

Join Billy and Matt for a day at the zoo. It’s a chance to see and learn about all kinds of animals—from a hungry giraffe to performing sea lions!

I Want to Be a Zookeeper

The I Want to Be... series gives young children a realistic insight into the working day of adults.

As children page through this beautiful book, they will learn the names of many animals they meet at the zoo! Each page offers a short description of the featured animal and its habitat.

Zoo Animals 

Curious George and the man with the yellow hat visit the zoo. A hungry Curious George snatches a pail of bananas from the zookeeper.

Curious George Visits the Zoo

Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition, and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book.

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo 

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