I wanted to share our favourite penguin books for pre-schoolers following our recent penguin learning activities.
One Day on Our Blue Planet In the Antarctic by Ella Bailey (Flying Eye Books) is a real gem of a book. I reviewed this in more detail here last year. It’s a beauty of a book and the children have loved reading this with me, following the penguin and using their peg doll penguins to jump across the pages.
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins) is a lovely tale of friendship as the penguin seeks his return home. This is a book for older pre-schoolers but my two (3 and 2) both enjoy this story.
Penguins by Emily Bone is part of the Usborne Beginners series and the children adore this book. This is our best of the penguin books and it presents lots of factual information in a really accessible way. We also have the Antarctica one from the same series which of course talks about penguins too.
Penguin’s Big Adventure by Salina Yoon (Bloomsbury) is a great story and is one of a series of Penguin stories by Salina Yoon (and ones that have promptly been added to the wish list. This is a great story following Penguin as he sets off on an adventure to the North Pole. There are lots of activities that can follow this book (weaving like the penguins weaving the basket, looking on the map at the distance he travels). The children LOVED this book so much and we all fell a bit in love with Penguin
We borrowed Animals Are Amazing: Penguins by Valerie Bodden (Franklin Watts) from the local library. The children love this book as it has some fabulous pictures in it and the text is short but conveys enough information for them to take in and learn from.
We also loaned 100 Facts Penguins by the excellent Camilla de la Bedoyere (Miles Kelly) is packed full of information. It is slightly too old for the children at the moment but there are lots of engaging pictures and I can pick and choose the information and facts I share depending on the questions they ask and where I judge their knowledge to be at.
Are there any other penguin books, both factual and story based that I should be looking out for?