A Month of Animal Books by Caldecott Honor Winner, Steve Jenkins
We are ringing in September over at the [Virtual] Family Book Club at My Little Poppies with one of my favorite children’s authors and illustrators, Steve Jenkins. My children have loved his books for years. The illustrations are beyond beautiful and the books are chock-full of animal facts so they are super educational. We love his books so much that when Seuss was born, I actually made my own audiobook of What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? because I just couldn’t keep up. That homemade audiobook is still one of my children’s favorites!
Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins
We will be reading this book the week of September 7th. You honest-to-goodness won’t be able to take your eyes off of this book once you open its cover, folks. Learn all about animal eyes in this eye-popping book.
Creature Features by Steve Jenkins
We will be reading this book the week of September 14th. Have you ever wondered why pandas have black circles around their eyes, or why giraffes have purple tongues? This book will answer those questions and more!
What Do You Do With A Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins
We will be reading this book the week of September 21st. This Caldecott Honor title, as I mentioned above, is one of our family’s most treasured books. I hope you love it as much as we do!
The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins
We will be reading this book the week of September 28th. I’ve saved the best for last, folks. This book is sure to become a classic in your home. It is a giant, beautifully illustrated, jam-packed read that your children will fall in love with instantly!
Looking for more amazing animal books??
If you have animal-obsessed children like mine, be sure to check out these other fantastic animal-themed titles, including this post on animal helpers in history:
Animal books for little kids:
Animal books for big kids:
Now, it’s your turn. Do you have an animal-obsessed child at home? What is YOUR family’s favorite animal book? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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