Wednesday 4 March 2020

5 Animal Books for Children

This World Book Day I wanted to share five of our favourite animal based books for primary school aged children.  These are all books that we have had for a while and enjoyed and satisfy my children's curiosity around animals for a while.  If you are looking for a book for a young animal lover then check these out!

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10 Reason to Love a Lion
written by Catherine Barr
Illustrated by Hanako Clulow

This book is part of a series (we also have one about penguins) and features beautiful illustrations explaining why lions are such amazing creatures.  We love talking about the pictures and find it very informative. This is enjoyed most by my younger children but older ones can read it independently.


This is an interactive book that older children can explore on their own.  It is full of information on a large variety of animals but also has puzzles and challenges throughout to encourage them to stay engaged.  If you want to encourage a reluctant reader this is great as each page is a different animal and the writing is broken up with games and illustrations.

Chris Packham
Jason CockcroftThis book covers a variety of species but linking each one in a way that makes it flow as a book to read to younger children whilst still being factual.  This is one we have read as a bedtime story as it slots in with other fiction books easily.  I love the way it is written and how children are often integrated into the images.

Sophy Henn

This is a larger book than the others to accomodate the fact it is actually lifesize.  You can hold the book against you to get a real idea of a toucan's beak or a lion's roar but the book is simple enough for younger children to explore on their own too as everything is easy to understand.  The pictures are bright and inviting and this is always a favourite in my house.

Curated by Katie Scott and Jenny Broom

We have a few books from this series and they never disappoint.  This book is like an illustrated encylopedia of animals and I love the drawings.  This is one that we bring out when the children are curious about a specific species but we also enjoy opening it on a random page and seeing what we can discover.  This is a big book and one that I see us keeping for many, many years.  

I would love to hear of any animal themed book suggestions for children!

1 comment:

  1. The 10 reasons to love a lion book looks great will have to check it out, my little one loves anything to do with lions.


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