Jungle Books
Get ready to roar! Learn all about the jungle animals with these fun jungle books perfect for animal and nature lovers alike.

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DK Readers Jungle Animals Camilla Gersh

takes the reader into the natural habitats of many wild animals. Vivid photographs pull you into the jungle right beside the animals. This book is perfect for preschoolers who want to learn more about the jungle and its animals.

Giraffes Cant Dance Giles Andreae

Adorable! It tells a precious story of Gerald the giraffe who has always been told his legs are too skinny and long to be able to dance. Finally, when he finds the right music, he end up dancing and proving everyone wrong. We have read this book many times and always enjoy it.

If I were a Jungle Animal Amanda Ellery

A story about Morton, a young boy, who is bored while playing outfield in baseball. Morton daydreams about being different jungle animals until suddenly a baseball comes his way!

It’s a Chameleon Tessa Kenan’s

Includes vivid photographs, critical thinking questions, and a photo glossary that teaches about chameleons along with providing the basics of reading nonfiction. We have a gecko at home and my 5 and 7 year old enjoy this fun read!

Over in the Grasslands Marianne Berkes’s

Are both rhyming stories. The books also include information about what is fact and fiction in the story as well as information about the animals.

Rumble in the Jungle Giles Andreae

A colorful, amusing illustrations and fun text make this book a must read!

The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling

The book that the Disney’s “The Jungle Book” movie is based on. Originally published in 1894, the book contains several short stories set in the jungles of India. This book is recommended for older children and adults.

The Kids Book of African Animals Dee Phillips

Teaches about 16 different types of animals and includes full color photographs.

The President of the Jungle Andre Rodrigues

Introduces children to the world of politics and elections. When the other jungle animals get tired of Lion being king of the jungle, they decide to hold an election for a new leader. This book is best for elementary school children and it is a great way to start important conversations.

The Secret Life of a Tiger Przemyslaw Wechterowicz

A story that proves anyone can do things that no one expects them to do. In this story, we learn about what this big cat named Tiger does at night when everyone else is asleep. The story is adventurous and silly!

A Color of His Own Leo Lionni

Is a cute board book that shares a chameleon's story about how he could just stay one color instead of matching his surroundings. He begins to change his mind when another chameleon comes around.

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau Michelle Markel

Introduces readers to the famous French post-impressionist artist. The story will encourage readers to persevere despite the obstacles that may stand in their way. It is important to note that this book does depict an animal killing another animal.

The Great Kapok Tree Lynne Cherry

A modern fable explaining the importance of taking care of our environment. The text is engaging for preschoolers and the illustrations are vibrant in color!

“Slowly, slowly, slowly,” said the Sloth Eric Carle

This story is a good reminder that it is okay to take your time, slow down, and enjoy life!

Who is the Beast? Keith Baker

A delightful story about a friendly lion who does not know he is “the beast” all the other animals are afraid of and run from. The illustrations are magnificent and the story is touching with a message that we all have something similar within us.

Me…Jane Patrick McDonnell

A biography about anthropologist and primatologist, Jane Goodall. Learn about how Jane’s special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee influenced her life!

A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet Anthony D. Fredericks

Explains the important role of rainforests and showcases their wonders while also learning about letters.

Little Tiger Julie Abery

Tells a sweet story about a mother’s love and a young tiger’s wild jungle adventures. The illustrations are very soft and the story is very sweet for little ones.

Verdi Janell Cannon

The story of a young snake who does not want to grow up and be big and green. He likes his yellow skin. In the end, he realizes that growing big and changing colors does not change who he is on the inside.

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