What's Up, Duck?
Calling all animal lovers!

Instill in your children your own fondness for the four-legged by reading to them some of the stories selected below. Kids are never too young to learn the importance of caring for other creatures!

Infant to 2 Years

I Heard a Little Baa *
Mr. Grumpy's Outing *
The Very Hungry Caterpillar *
What's Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites
Maisy's Nature Walk: A Maisy First Science Book 
Nibble Nibble 
My Animals 
Hello Day 
Blue Goose 
Moo Baa La La La 
Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails 

3 to 5 Years
Boo Boo Bird *
Duck! Rabbit! *
Wee Little Bunny *
Wombat Walkabout *
The Story of Ferdinand *
Frederick *
Dear Zoo *
The Lion and the Mouse *
Never Take a Shark to the Dentist (and Other Things Not to Do) 
A Visitor for Bear 
Big Bad Bunny 
Tadpole Rex 
Monkey and Me 
Orange Pear Apple Bear 
It's Moving Day! 
I'm Bad! 
A Kitten Tale 
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories 
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean 
Duck Soup 
Go, Dog, Go! 
Millions of Cats 
How to Heal a Broken Wing
The Snow Day

More books for older readers

Books by Category
History | Boys | Girls | Fantasy | Growing Up | Animals | Illustration | Educational

Just Grace
Time to run wild!

As your kids continue through elementary school, it's important for their imaginations to experience unbounded exploration. There's nothing like some classic animal tales to get their creative juices flowing.

6 to 9 Years
Button Up! *
I Am Going! (An Elephant & Piggie Book) *
Just Grace 
Mind Your Manners, B. B. Wolf 
Nic Bishop Frogs 
Oh, Theodore!: Guinea Pig Poems 
Diary of a Fly 
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy 
My Father's Dragon 
Frog and Toad Are Friends 
Little Red Riding Hood 

10 to 12 Years
Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam 
Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew 
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh 
The Book of Three   

Once you've finished these, try some fantasy books!

Books by Category
History | Boys | Girls | Fantasy | Growing Up | Animals | Illustration | Educational

* 2010 list addition


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