Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Children's Zoo Books. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

Paint a zoo full of animals with stickers! Step 1 : Find the sticker Step 2: Peel the sticker Step 3: Place the sticker …and watch your animal painting come to life! Includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on study card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated—making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!

  • Author: Workman Publishing
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (September 20, 2016)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 978-0761189602
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.2 x 8.9 inches


2. Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

Rod Campbell’s classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. 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.

  • Author: Rod Campbell
  • Publisher: Little Simon; 17256th edition (May 8, 2007)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Animals
  • ISBN: 978-1416947370


3. The One and Only Ivan

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

The #1  New York Times  bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel  The One and Only Ivan  is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+ This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated book is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.  Having spent twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown accustomed to humans watching him. He hardly ever thinks about his life in the jungle. Instead, Ivan occupies himself with television, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from the wild, he is forced to see their home, and his art, through new eyes. In the tradition of timeless stories like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little , Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create an unforgettable story of friendship, art, and hope. The One and Only Ivan features first-person narrative; author's use of literary devices (personification, imagery); and story elements (plot, character development, perspective). This acclaimed middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 8, for independent reading, homeschooling, and sharing in the classroom. Plus don't miss  The One and Only Bob,  Katherine Applegate's return to the world of Ivan, Bob, and Ruby!

  • Author: Katherine Applegate
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (January 6, 2015)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 978-0061992278
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.93 x 7.75 inches


4. 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

This board book combines simple counting with Carle's unusual illustrations of animals. Early learners will find the whimsical pictures appealing as they learn the beginning rudiments of numbers and counting. - Midwest Book Review

  • Author: Eric Carle
  • Publisher: World of Eric Carle (July 16, 1996)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Early Learning
  • ISBN: 978-0399230134
  • Dimensions: 5.06 x 0.46 x 7.13 inches


5. Good Night, Gorilla

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

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. Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.

  • Author: Peggy Rathmann
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (February 21, 1996)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0399230035
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.85 x 5 inches


6. The Secret Zoo

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

A fast-paced and exciting read for middle grade fantasy, mystery, and animal buffs.  Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood—but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed... The author originally had the idea for The Secret Zoo when he was nine and wondered what would happen if zoo exhibits had secret doors that allowed kids to go inside—and the animals to come outside. He brings that sense of adventure and excitement to this story, making it a favorite for home and classroom reading along with such middle grade fantasy favorites as  The One and Only Ivan.

  • Author: Bryan Chick
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (May 18, 2010)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks


7. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Brown Bear and Friends)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

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! Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best. A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winner The rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

  • Author: Bill Martin Jr.
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); BRDBK edition (September 15, 1997)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Early Learning
  • ISBN: 978-0805053883
  • Dimensions: 5.02 x 0.61 x 7.5 inches


8. I Am Stronger Than Anger: Picture Book About Anger Management And Dealing With Kids Emotions And Feelings (Preschool Feelings Book, Self-Regulation Skills) (World of Kids Emotions)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

Tired of telling your child not to shout or kick things when they are angry? Then this book is the perfect solution for you! When children are angry, they can manifest their anger through bad behavior. They might shout, cry, throw things and roll on the floor or all of these things combined. That's why most parents need help managing their kids emotions and feelings. This book about little Nick: contains lovely illustrations and lightly rhyming storyline helps children recognize and cope with their anger in a funny way through communication with zoo animals offers a variety of calming techniques and is aimed to improve kids self-regulation skills teaches children to admit their mistakes and say “I’m sorry” includes a bonus coloring page "This story has helped my preschoolers to understand, recognize and deal with their emotions. Very useful picture book which offers fun kids activities and is full of amazing illustrations." – Jennifer *** Even if you have tried everything, this book is perfect for gaining a deeper understanding of children anger management and how to help kids control their emotions. We highly recommend it to parents. So, don't wait, add this amazing book to your cart now and ENJOY !

  • Author: Elizabeth Cole
  • Publisher: Independently published (August 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 979-8675455508
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.08 x 8.5 inches


9. World of Eric Carle, My First Library Board Book Block 12-Book Set - First Words, Alphabet, Numbers, and More! - PI Kids

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is having an anniversary, and it's a big one! Celebrate the beloved book's 50th anniversary with this Eric Carle Book Block Library. Look, find, and learn with the Very Hungry Caterpillar! This take-along library includes 12 sturdy little board books featuring classic Eric Carle art. Six "Look and Find" titles let little ones search the pages for hidden objects. Six "Here, There, and Everywhere" titles explore concepts like numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. It's a perfect first reading experience for little ones who are "hungry" for fun! This Book Block Library is special because: Sharing books with your little one strengthens your bond Small board books are durable and the perfect size for small children Carry case has a built-in handle for easy travel Features the art styling of The Very Hungry Caterpillar author and illustrator Eric Carle

  • Author: Editors of Phoenix International Publications
  • Publisher: PI Kids; Box Brdbk edition (June 15, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Animals
  • ISBN: 978-1503723009
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 6.75 x 3 inches


10. Boynton's Greatest Hits The Big Yellow Box: The Going-to-Bed Book; Horns to Toes; Opposites; But Not the Hippopotamus

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Children's Zoo Books - August 2021

These four favorite board books from beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton are now available in one hilarious set! The Big Yellow Box includes: The Going to Bed Book Horns to Toes Opposites But Not the Hippopotamus It’s a perfect collection for terrific little kids.

  • Author: Sandra Boynton
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Boxed Set edition (September 1, 1999)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0689826634
  • Dimensions: 5.63 x 2.3 x 5.63 inches