One thing that parents should always keep in mind when identifying books for their child is that it is key to play on their child’s interests.
Maybe your child loves to travel, or maybe he’s totally into crafts. Maybe magic is her thing, or maybe she loves softball.
Whatever floats his or her boat, find books that support that interest. Do what you can to create a literate environment full of books, magazines, guides, and articles about that topic.
So speaking of specific interests ... do you have an animal-loving child on your hands? If so, we’re willing to bet that your little monkey will go bananas over these books which cover a wide range of animal-focused interests from extreme animals to albino animals, from the smallest to the smartest animals. We even found a book for your child about animals that need a little more love.
Check these 12 books for animal-loving kids:
Lies (People Believe) About Animals by Susan Sussman and Robert James
Amazing Animal Facts by Jacqui Bailey
Teeny Tiny Animals by Lexi Ryals
Extreme Animals by Kris Hirschmann
Albino Animals by Kelly Milner Halls
Animal Smarts by Sylvia Funston
True Tales of Animal Heroes by Allan Zullo
Awesome Animals by Mary Packard
Animals Nobody Loves by Seymour Simon
Animal Dazzlers by Sneed B. Collard III
Animal Masterminds by Catherine Nichols
Extreme Animals by Nicola Davies
What would you add to this list? What are your animal-lover’s favorite animal-focused reads? Share your ideas on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page.
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