Non-Fiction Finder: Wild Animals for Young Kids

From pandas to panthers, ladybugs to lions, and baby animals to birds, our animal section for preschool to second grade is full of eye-catching books about the animals in our world. With such a great amount of books to choose from, this was a hard one to narrow down. All these books and more are located in the E Room on the wall with the windows. Look for the giraffe-patterned sticker!

E 599.789 RYD - Panda Kindergarten by Joanne Ryder. School is in session! But this is no ordinary kindergarten class. Meet 16 giant panda cubs as they romp, rollick, play, and--just like you--learn! Preschool+




E 598.842 JEN - A Nest Full of Eggs by Priscilla Belz Jenkins. Let's follow a robin as she prepares her nest. What materials will she use? How many eggs will she lay? The text is well supported with multiple images showing a chick growing in an egg, comparing feathers of different birds, and looking at birds that live all over the world. Preschool+



E 598.47 GIB - Penguins by Gail Gibbons. Penguins come in all different varieties and colors and they're all adorable. Take this scientific look at penguins from the reknown researcher Gail Gibbons. Kindergarten+




E 598 STO - Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale. All types of birds make an appearance in this simple book. If your child is curious about a particular bird, there is more information in the back about each picture. Toddler-Preschool




E 591.734 AMS - Rain Forest Animal Adaptations by Lisa J. Amstutz. How do these animals survive in the wettest parts of the world? Investigate the unique and curious ways these animals adapt with an explanation for their behavior. These real photographs are a plus for demonstrating the animals' abilities. Kindergarten+




E 591.68 JEN - Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins. A conversational tone that begs to be read aloud, Jenkins presents why specific animals have gone extinct, and what is happening to our endangered animals--even the ugly ones. Accompanied with accurate scientific renderings of the animals. An evocative book sure to open your child's naturally inquisitive mind. Kindergarten+





E 591.568 DOW - North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration by Nick Dowson. Soft, beautiful full page illustrations accompanying this calming look at the droves of animals heading up to the arctic for the summer. Kindergarten+




E 591.47 ARN - Wild Tracks: A Guide to Nature's Footprints by Jim Arnosky. The father of nature in picture books, Arnosky presents life-size animal tracks including hoofed, small, bear, canine, feline, reptile, and bird tracks. Includes interactive fold-out pages, allowing a sense of uncovering and discovering. 1st grade+




E 591 JEN - Actual Size by Steve Jenkins. I absolutely love the concept of showing children the actual size of animal features. Not only does it shock and awe, but it provides an accurate representation of our world. Accompany this book with a tape measure because Jenkins provides the length, heights, or wingspan which you can measure out from the image provided. Preschool+