Wildlife Picture Books for Kids

What kid isn’t fascinated by wildlife and nature. There are so many animals to learn and read about. Here are some of our favorite picture books feature wildlife.
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Jump, Little Wood Ducks

If you were born high up in a tree, would you jump to the ground? That’s what Wood Ducks are supposed to do, but three little ducklings aren’t so sure. Mama Wood Duck calls for them to come, but her babies just won’t budge! Will they find their courage when Mama tells them all about a Wood Duck’s wonderful life? Internationally recognized children’s author Marion Dane Bauer weaves a delightful tale that’s both quirky and cute, while acclaimed nature photographer Stan Tekiela brings the story to life with engaging photographs of Wood Ducks in action. Stan and Marion’s first three picture books are all award winners, and Jump, Little Wood Ducks is another heartwarming story, based on Wood Duck behavior.

This delightful tale is both quirky and cute with photographs that brings the story to life with engaging pictures of Wood Ducks in action.


Ferdinand Fox's First Summer

Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer

Follow this photographic journal of a red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life. He’s about a month old when he first comes out of the den. Watch as he learns to hunt through play and by using his senses. See the changes as he grows from a young kit to a young fox. After all, by the next summer, he’ll have kits of his own! Naturalist photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland has captured Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer in a way that is sure to grab children’s hearts. Includes 4 pages of learning activities.


saving kate's flowers

Saving Kate’s Flowers

Fall is here and Kate is determined to save her flowers from the winter cold. In Saving Kate’s Flowers, mom shows her how to scoop the flowers out of the ground, transplant them into pots, and give them water. Kate pots a couple flowers . . . and then some more…and a few more. With Mom distracted on the phone, Kate has filled the house with flowers, but Dad’s sneezes mean the flowers have to go! Kate realizes she needs to find a new place for her flowers to spend the winter, but where?


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Midnight Madness at the Zoo

The bustle of the crowd is waning and the zoo is quieting for the night. The polar bear picks up the ball and dribbles onto the court; the nightly game begins. A frog jumps up to play one-on-one and then a penguin waddles in to join the team. Count along as the game grows with the addition of each new animal and the field of players builds to ten. Three zebras serve as referees and keep the clock, because this game must be over before the zookeeper makes her rounds.

This fictional story with rhyming text includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book.


Daisylocks

Daisylocks

Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the wetland. She objects to each place one by one—too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those are not just right either. Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to place her roots and grow into a beautiful flower?

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book