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Penguin Books for Kids

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If you are anything like me, you simply love penguins. There is something special and different about them. But I think that the reason I love them so much because they are just so cute!

My children love when we snuggle up and read to them aloud. So why not embrace the cooler weather and read some penguin books for kids? Here is a list of some awesome ones.

My children love when we snuggle up and read to them aloud. So why not embrace the cooler weather and read some penguin books for kids? Here is a list of some awesome ones.

Penguin Books for Kids

If You Were A Penguin by Florence Minor

If you were a penguin…you would be able to swim really fast, sing a happy duet, and dive under the sea!

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon

When Penguin finds a lonely pinecone one day, he isn’t sure what it is. It wasn’t a snowball or an egg, but it is very cold. As this sweet little picture book progresses, a unlikely and unique friendship blossoms.

Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Penguins aren’t very good communications, as young Ben finds out! After he excitedly rips open his new present, he says, “Hello Penguin!” Unfortunately, the penguin doesn’t talk back. How will Ben solve his problem?

Penguin Chick (Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science) by Betty Tatham

Somewhat of a survival story, an Emperor penguin lays an egg on the Atlantic ice. How will the chick survive?

Tacky The Penguin by Helen Lester

Tacky is a fun-loving penguin in a world full of strict, formal, rule-following penguins. When trouble comes, it’s up to Tacky’s unique skills to save the day!

 Penguin and Pinecone Mr. Popper’s Penguins If You Were a Penguin

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More Penguin Books

Penguins by National Geographic Readers

Did you know, your five year old is around the size of an Emperor penguin? National Geographic shares fun facts about penguins in an easy to understand way for beginning readers!

The Many Adventures Of Peppy The Emperor Penguin: Short Stories, Fuzzy Animals, and Life Lessons by Norma MacDonald

Perfect for a read aloud, these short stories include positive messages and character traits, as well as engaging stories and facts for the little ones!

Facts About The Little Blue Penguin (A Picture Book For Kids) by Lisa Strattin

Filled with real photographs, kids get to learn about little blue penguins!

Penguins! by Gail Gibbons

In this nonfiction book with colorful images, Penguins introduces penguins in a realistic way, but in terms a first grader can easily understand.

The Emperor’s Egg: Read and Wonder by Martin Jenkins

Read about the Emperor penguin’s loyalty to their young in this picture book aimed at preschoolers.

 Tacky the Penguin Your Personal Penguin The Emperor’s Egg: Read and Wonder

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Some of our Favorites

How Do Penguins Play? by Diane Muldrow

Pastel images compliment this Little Golden Book aimed at preschool and kindergarten, that explores the question – How do penguins play?

Penguin On Vacation by Salina Yoon

Penguin is tired of the cold! One day, he decides to visit a beach, but unfortunately soon discovers that he can’t do the things he loves most on the beach-y sand!

Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

This classic is almost a century old, and was recently turned into a film! Mr. Popper has penguins in his fridge and an ice rink in his basement. But, how many penguins is too many?

Penguin Says “Please” by Michael Dahl

In this board book for babies and toddlers, Penguin Says “Please” encourages kids to use manners, and say the magic words of please and thank you!

 Penguin Chick (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science) Baby Touch and Feel: Little Penguin Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups

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