Zoo Picture Books
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Zoo Picture Books

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Zoo Picture Books

Going to the zoo is an exciting experience. There’s so many beautiful animals to see, and it’s fascinating to learn the origins of them. These zoo picture books provide lots of information for young readers. Allow your children to relive the magic of going to the zoo from home, with these zoo picture books for kids!

Zoo Picture Books


Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell

Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent-a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of favorite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child’s bookshelf.


Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page!

The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom

A new format for this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, just who has the more interesting view? As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting the animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. Soon their human visitors arrive, and the observations begin to flow: My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo.


If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss

Animals abound in Dr. Seuss’s Caldecott Honor–winning picture book If I Ran the Zoo. Gerald McGrew imagines the myriad of animals he’d have in his very own zoo, and the adventures he’ll have to go on in order to gather them all. Featuring everything from a lion with ten feet to a Fizza-ma-Wizza-ma-Dill, this is a classic Seussian crowd-pleaser.


My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki

How would you like to travel from a tropical rain forest to the African plains, and down into a deep canyon all in one day? Then get ready for a wild trip to the zoo and up close look at all kinds of animals! See snow leopards lurking on a ledge, zebras and ostriches running across the open plains, and a tiger splashing in a stream.


Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

A must-have board book for all babies. Good night, Gorilla. Good night, Elephant. It’s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who’s that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin?Good night, Giraffe. Good night, Hyena


Tabbed Board Books: My First Zoo by DK

Meet all the exciting zoo animals in Tabbed Board Books: My First Zoo. Filled with stunning photographs and clear labels, Tabbed Board Books: My First Zoo helps children develop first language skills by introducing them to zoo animals.


Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals

Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals uses low-poly art—a computer style that renders 3-D images out of polygon shapes—and removable color stickers so that kids can create 10 vibrant works of art. The stickers are larger, as befits the younger audience, and the card stock pages are perforated for easy removal, making them suitable for displaying.

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