Book List of Read-Aloud Animal Stories

Book list of animal books for kids.

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I am currently reading Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes to the kids in the evenings. It’s a delightfully fun book with a little bit of mystery and suspense. You know it’s a good book when the kids beg for one more chapter because they can’t wait to find out what happens next.

While pondering the books we’ve read this school year, it occurred to me that we’ve been reading a lot of books that feature animals. So I thought I’d put a list together for you. It is by no means a comprehensive list. More like a starting off point.

12 Read Aloud Books about Animals

1. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

2. Stuart Little by E. B. White

3. A Llama in the Family by Johanna Hurwitz

4. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

5. Socks by Beverly Cleary

6. Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

7. Henry and Ribsy by Beverly Cleary

8. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

9. Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes

10. Along Came a Dog by Meindert DeJong

11. Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

12. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden


I’m curious, what are your favorite animal stories for children? Please share in the comments!


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