Roaring Good Reads: A Guide to the Best Animal Books for Kids

Roaring Good Reads: A Guide to the Best Animal Books for Kids

Are you looking for a pawsome way to introduce your children to the wonderful world of reading? Well, look no further because we've got just the thing for you! Animal books for kids are not only fur-tastic entertainment, but they also help foster a love of reading in children that can last a lifetime. As a purr-fessional book lover, we’ve been trained to highlight the importance of reading in childhood development and provide you with the best recommendations to show you that animal books are an un-bear-ably excellent way to get kids excited about reading.

Let's face it, kids love animals, and what better way to captivate their attention than through a book filled with claw-ver animal puns and colorful illustrations? From tail-wagging dogs to hiss-terical cats, animal books come in all shapes and sizes, and they offer a paw-some opportunity to teach children about empathy, compassion, and responsibility.

Reading is a very important skill that should be encouraged in children from a young age. Not only does it help improve their vocabulary and comprehension skills, but it also stimulates their imagination and creativity. Animal books provide a fun and engaging way for kids to explore new worlds and discover the magic of storytelling. Moreover, reading animal books can help children develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural world around them. They can learn about different animal species, their habitats, and their behaviors, which can help instill a sense of curiosity and respect for the environment.

So, whether your child is a roar-some fan of lions, hoppy about rabbits, or quack-tastic about ducks, there's an animal book out there that will capture their hearts and minds. From classic tales like Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs and Curious George to modern classics like Beast Quest and Toto the Ninja Cat, there's no shortage of furry-tail adventures to be had.

American Bookworm’s Top Picks

With all that being said, it can be challenging to find books that are both engaging and creative for younger readers. To help you out, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite children's animal books that are sure to captivate and educate your little ones:

For the little ones…

Curious George

Looking for a monkey-tastic way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of reading? Look no further than the Curious George 10 Books collection by Margret and H.A. Rey! This jungle-rific set of books features everyone's favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George, in ten delightful stories that will captivate your child's imagination and teach them valuable life lessons.

From his bananas adventures in the big city to his jungle escapades with new friends, Curious George's curious and playful spirit will inspire your child to explore their own world with wonder and curiosity. With colorful illustrations and engaging storylines, these books are perfect for children ages 3-7.

The books in this collection include:

  1. Curious George's First Day of School
  2. Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory
  3. Curious George Visits a Toy Shop
  4. Curious George and the Birthday Surprise
  5. Curious George Catches a Train
  6. Curious George and the Fire-fighters
  7. Curious George Goes to the Zoo
  8. Curious George Goes to a Movie
  9. Curious George and the Dinosaur
  10. Curious George Visits the Library

Each book is filled with ape-pealing humor and heartwarming moments that will make your child laugh and learn. These books also teach important life lessons about curiosity, adventure, and the value of friendship. Your child will learn about problem-solving, decision-making, and the consequences of their actions through the playful antics of Curious George and his animal friends.

The Curious George 10 Books collection is a barrel of monkeys that will delight and inspire your child. With engaging stories, charming illustrations, and valuable life lessons, these books are the mane attraction for any young reader. So, why not swing into action and add this collection to your child's bookshelf today?

Maisy Mouse

Introducing the Maisy Mouse books, a delightful series of children's books by

Lucy Cousins that have captured the hearts of young readers around the world. These charming books follow the adventures of a lovable little mouse named Maisy and her friends, as they go on exciting adventures and learn valuable life lessons along the way.

Maisy Mouse books are the perfect choice for parents looking for engaging and entertaining books that will encourage their child's love of reading. With simple and colorful illustrations, easy-to-follow text, and relatable characters, these books are ideal for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.

The titles in this set include: 

  1. Maisy goes to the Museum
  2. Maisy goes on Holiday
  3. Maisy Goes to the City
  4. Maisy Goes Camping
  5. Maisy's Christmas Eve
  6. Maisy Goes to the Cinema
  7. Maisy Goes to Nursery
  8. Maisy Goes on a Sleepover
  9. Maisy Goes To The Library
  10. Maisy goes to hospital
  11. Maisy Charley and the Wobbly Tooth
  12. Maisy Goes by Plane
  13. Maisy's Sports Day
  14. Maisy Plays Football
  15. Maisy Goes to the Bookshop

What sets the Maisy Mouse books apart from other children's books is the way in which they are designed. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations that are sure to capture a child's attention and imagination. The text is simple and easy to read, making it perfect for young children who are just learning to read.

For the not-so-little ones…

Bear Grylls: Mission Survival

Animal books aren't just for young children. Older kids can also benefit from reading about animals, especially if they're interested in science, biology, or ecology or even learning a few survival skills or two. 

Get ready to embark on thrilling adventures with the Bear Grylls Mission Survival 8 books! Written by the world-renowned adventurer and survivalist, these books are perfect for young readers who are looking for action-packed stories filled with danger, excitement, and survival tips.

The Bear Grylls Mission Survival books follow the thrilling adventures of young protagonist, Beck Granger, as he navigates through treacherous terrains and dangerous environments and come face to face with hazardous animals. Whether he is stranded in the Amazon rainforest, lost in the Sahara desert, or battling icy temperatures in the Arctic Circle, Beck must use all of his survival skills to stay alive and make it back home.

Each book in the series features gripping and fast-paced storylines that will keep young readers on the edge of their seats. The books are packed with survival tips and techniques that are not only educational, but also empowering. Children will learn valuable skills such as how to start a fire, build a shelter, and find food and water in the wild, and even cool animal facts.

The Bear Grylls Mission Survival books are designed to appeal to both boys and girls, with strong and relatable characters and plenty of heart-pumping action. The books are suitable for children between the ages of 8 and 12, making them the perfect choice for parents who want to encourage their children to read more. With over a dozen titles in the series,these books offer hours of entertainment and education for young readers. From the lush jungles of Borneo to the rugged mountains of New Zealand, these books take readers on exciting adventures around the world, while teaching them valuable survival skills that could come in handy in real-life situations.

Toto the Ninja Cat

Introducing Toto the Ninja Cat, the newest addition to your child's bookshelf! 

Written by Dermot O'Leary, this action-packed series follows the adventures of a brave and adventurous cat who is not just any ordinary feline, but a ninja cat!

Toto the Ninja Cat books are perfect for children who love stories filled with action, adventure, and humor. The books are suitable for children between the ages of 7 and 9 years old, and they feature colorful and engaging illustrations that will capture your child's imagination and attention.

In the Toto the Ninja Cat series, Toto is not just any ordinary cat. She is a secret ninja cat who loves to go on exciting adventures and save the day. With her sharp mind, quick reflexes, and ninja skills, Toto is always ready to take on any challenge and outsmart any villain.

Throughout the series, Toto is accompanied by her faithful sidekick, a quirky and lovable mouse named Silver. Together, they embark on thrilling missions, face dangerous foes, and solve mysterious puzzles.

What sets Toto the Ninja Cat books apart from other children's books is the way in which they seamlessly blend action and adventure with important life lessons. Each book contains a valuable message about teamwork, perseverance, and kindness, making them not just entertaining but also educational.

In addition to the engaging storyline and lovable characters, Toto the Ninja Cat books are also easy to read, making them perfect for children who are just starting to read chapter books. The simple language and short chapters make it easy for children to follow along and stay engaged throughout the story.

Reading can be ROAR-some with American Bookworm!

In conclusion, animal books for kids are a purr-fect way to encourage a love of reading in children. They offer a fun and engaging way for kids to learn about animals and the natural world while stimulating their imagination and creativity. So why not paws for a moment and pick up an animal book for your child today? 

At American Bookworm, we are committed to presenting diversity, fun, and learning in books that are both fiction and non-fiction. Each book is hand-picked by our team and read first before we bring it to our customers. We take extra special care in making sure our range of books will be loved by you just as much as they are by us.