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Book About Animals for Children

Hey Kids! Are you a lover of animals? If so, check out these awesome animal books and get your Animal Lover Badge.

Picture Books

My farm friends by Wendell Minor

Chicken, chicken, duck! by Nadia Krilanovich

Gilbert Goldfish wants a pet by Kelly DiPucchio; illustrated by Bob Shea

Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Animals home alone by Loes Riphagen

Dear Tabby by Carolyn Crimi; illustrated by David Roberts

Mini racer by Kristin Dempsey; illustrations by Bridget Strevens

Balancing act by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mr. Putney's quacking dog by Jon Agee

Hibernation station by Michelle Meadows; illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

The great monster hunt by Norbert Landa; [illustrations] Tim Warnes

Extraordinary pets by Harriet Ziefert; illustrated by Barroux

If I ran the zoo, by Dr. Seuss by Seuss, Dr

The baby bird rescue! by adapted by Sascha Paladino; illustrated by Todd MacArthur, Little Airplane Productions


Ducks in a row by Jackie Urbanovic, based on the art of Jackie Urbanovic

Pearl and Wagner: four eyes by Kate McMullan; pictures by R.W. Alley

Flyboat to the rescue! by Melinda Richards; illustrated by Michael Zodorozny, Little Airplane Productions

Front-page news by adapted by Jodie Shepherd; adapted from the screenplay "Front Page News" by Scott Gray; illustrated by Carlo Lo Raso

The trash planet by adapted by Emily Sollinger; based on the screenplay "Garbage Trek" by Robert Scull; illustrated by The Artifact Group

Frog and toad together by Arnold Lobel

Arthur's classroom fib by Marc Brown

Frog and toad are friends by Arnold Lobel

Pets at the party: a Pet Club story by Gwendolyn Hooks; illustrated by Mike Byrne

Littlest pet shop: Cinderella by Quinlan Lee; illustrated by Prescott Hill

Chapter Books

Geronimo Stilton, secret agent by Geronimo Stilton

Trundle's quest by Allan Jones; illustrated by Gary Chalk

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell; adapted by John Escott; illustrated by Neil Reed

Bad to the bone boxer by T.T. Sutherland

Nuts: a novel by Kacy Cook

Ellie McDoodle: best friends fur-ever by written and illustrated by Ruth McNally Barshaw

The diary of a killer cat by Anne Fine; pictures by Steve Cox

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien; illustrated by Zena Bernstein

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Charlotte's web by E.B. White; pictures by Garth Williams

The last polar bears by written and illustrated by Harry Horse

The magic finger by Roald Dahl; illustrated by William Pene Du Bois

Goldie by Ellen Miles

Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner; illustrated by Marcia Sewall

The black stallion and Flame by Walter Farley


How animals work by David Burnie

Where else in the wild?: more camouflaged creatures concealed—and revealed: ear-tickling poems by David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy; eye-tricking photos by Dwight Kuhn

Owen and Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship by told by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu; photographs by Peter Greste

Tarra & Bella: the elephant and dog who became best friends by text and photography by Carol Buckley

Winter's tail: how one little dolphin learned to swim again by told by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

Knut: how one little polar bear captivated the world by told by Isabella, Juliana, and Craig Hatkoff, and Gerald R. Uhlich; with photographs by Zoo Berlin

101 animal secrets by Melvin + Gilda Berger

Animal aha!: thrilling discoveries in wildlife science by Diane Swanson

Animals up close: zoom in on the world's most incredible creatures by Igor Siwanowicz

Super crocs & monster wings: modern animals' ancient past by Claire Eamer

Unusual animals by Elisabeth de Lambilly-Bresson

Pronghorn: long-distance runner! by Natalie Lunis

Hiding in rain forests by Deborah Underwood

What can live in the mountains? by Sheila Anderson

Harp seals: animals of the snow and ice by Elaine Landau

Amazing water frogs by Meish Goldish

Eyewitness endangered animals by written by Ben Hoare and Tom Jackson

A bald eagle's world by written and illustrated by Caroline Arnold

Top 10 small mammals for kids by Ann Graham Gaines

Extreme pets! by author, Jane Harrington; designer, Bill Henderson

Great pets!: an extraordinary guide to more than 60 usual and unusual family pets by Sara Stein

Dogs by Seymour Simon

Cats by Seymour Simon