Today on Craft Play Learn I am sharing this fantastic list of super fun Zoo animal books for kids. Reading stories with little ones is fun and a great way to develop their interests in animals and literacy. I’m sure you will find some great animal themed books in this list!
Let me know what your favourite animal themed book is?
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The Best Books About Animals For Kids
Z is for Zookeeper by Marie and Roland Smith: This story is one that can grow with your child. In this story, kids can follow along through the alphabet as they learn all about each animal and the job of the zookeeper.
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss: Of course we have to include a classic! In this engaging story, we explore along with Gerald as he imagines what animals he would have in his own zoo and the adventures they’d go on.
Good Night Zoo by Adam Gamble: This is the PERFECT bedtime story for kids who love zoo animals! Explore all the different animals who are headed off to sleep before you tuck your kids into bed.
A Day at the Zoo by Aaron Adams: Babies and toddlers are sure to love this sweet bedtime story. Bright colors, fun illustrations, and an engaging story is sure to be their new favorite before bed.
1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue Dicicco: Explore all the zoo animals in pairs! In this story, kids will love the bright illustrations as they lift the flaps and learn about all kinds of different animals.
My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall: This adorable board book is sure to become a new favorite. Featuring all your favorite zoo animals who are shaped like hearts!
Curious George Goes to the Zoo by H. A. Rey: The monkey is at it again with his shenanigans! Follow George as he gets in all kinds of trouble during his trip to the Zoo!
Zoo Zen by Kristen Fischer: Help kids learn calming techniques through zoo-inspired yoga! They’ll have lots of fun slithering like a snake or roaring like a lion.
Bizzy Bear the Zookeeper by Nosy Crow: In this interactive story, kids get to help Bizzy Bear take care of all the zoo animals! Follow along and pull the tabs to help get the job done.
The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom: This engaging story is sure to keep kids engaged with the bright illustrations and fun story! We follow along with all the zoo animals as they look out to all the visitors! You are sure to get a few giggles with this one.
More Fun Animal Books For Kids
Zoology for Kids by Josh and Bethanie Hestermann: This is a great book for those budding zoologists in the family. This book includes engaging information, hands on activities, and even peer-reviewed research. It’s a great book for older kids who are curious.
A Visit to the Zoo by Blake A. Hoena: This cute book takes you through the different parts of a zoo. It’s a great addition to zoo animal unit that preschoolers will enjoy.
Footloose by Kenny Loggins: What’s better than zoo animals dancing? Zoo animals inspired by footloose of course! Kids are sure to get up and moving with this one.
My First Zoo by DK: This tabbed book is GREAT for introducing zoo animals to little hands. Bright colors, thick pages, and limited text make this a perfect book for toddlers and babies.
Animal Strike at the Zoo by Karma Wilson: This funny story will have your little one giggling away as they animals go on strike! No more roaring is happening in this zoo! Follow along to see how the zookeeper handles it.
The Perfect Potty Zoo by Agnes Green: Ready to learn ABCs and potty training tips in a very funny manner? This is the perfect book for you. Full of rhymes, colorful illustrations, and a unique twist on your typical story.
Wonderfully Made by Joyce Meyer: Follow along this story as Hayley the Hippo discovers her talent for the talent show! It’s a great lesson on valuing yourself just as you are.
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann: It’s bedtime at the zoo but the gorilla is causing a ruckus! This story is sure to become a funny bedtime favorite.
The Pajama Zoo Parade by Agnes Green: This colorful book is just as fun as it looks! It’s the baby animals bedtime but they MUST have a pajama parade first. Kids are sure to be giggling and ready to snuggle into bed by the end.
I Want to be a Zookeeper by Dan Liebman: For younger kids who are curious as to what a zookeeper does, this is a great book! Engaging for young readers with lots of interesting information.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!