Summer Reading Tip #6: Cheep! Moo! Roar!

Does your kid love animals?  If so, then you have an easy way to hook your kids on books.  Fiction and non-fiction books about animals abound; we have plenty to offer to your future veterinarian.

The Adventuremobile brings a new animal to show-and-tell to your kids every week.  From crawdads to baby chicks to cool bugs, we can inspire your young zoologist to explore the world of animals.  There’s a different creature every week.

A child pets a kitten on the adventuremobile

At the main library, spend some time at our birdwatching station near the dinosaur.  There’s a handy poster for identifying the bird species you see.

Young animal lovers may also enjoy reading to the READ dogs every Sunday in June and July at 2:00 pm.The READ dogs and their owners

Check out the bookshelves below for some of our favorite books on animals and the people who love them.  From factual to  fantastical, they’ll keep your animal-lover reading all summer long!

One standout series is called Scientists in the Field.  With stunning photographs and challenging text, prepare for your kids to blow you away with their new-found animal knowledge. 

Standout Series: Scientists in the Field

Open “The bat scientists” in catalog The bat scientists Open “The bug scientists” in catalog The bug scientists Open “Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's faste…” in catalog Chasing cheetahs : the race to save Africa's faste… Open “Diving to a deep-sea volcano” in catalog Diving to a deep-sea volcano Open “The elephant scientist” in catalog The elephant scientist Open “Emi and the rhino scientist” in catalog Emi and the rhino scientist
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Animal Books for Babies & Toddlers

Open “ABC zooborns” in catalog ABC zooborns Open “African animal alphabet” in catalog African animal alphabet Open “Baby animal farm” in catalog Baby animal farm Open “Butterfly colors and counting” in catalog Butterfly colors and counting Open “Daddy kisses” in catalog Daddy kisses Open “Dog comes too” in catalog Dog comes too
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Animal Books for Preschoolers

Open “Babies in the bayou” in catalog Babies in the bayou Open “The Beeman” in catalog The Beeman Open “Beverly Billingsly borrows a book” in catalog Beverly Billingsly borrows a book Open “Big bug” in catalog Big bug Open “The bird alphabet book” in catalog The bird alphabet book Open “Brave Charlotte” in catalog Brave Charlotte
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Animal Books for Kids

Open “All about frogs” in catalog All about frogs Open “Amazing animal journeys” in catalog Amazing animal journeys Open “The animal book : a collection of the fastest, fie…” in catalog The animal book : a collection of the fastest, fie… Open “Animal grossapedia” in catalog Animal grossapedia Open “Animals up close : zoom in on the world's most inc…” in catalog Animals up close : zoom in on the world's most inc… Open “Arnosky's ark” in catalog Arnosky's ark
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Animal Books for Tweens

Open “The adventures of a South Pole pig : a novel of sn…” in catalog The adventures of a South Pole pig : a novel of sn… Open “Animal eyes” in catalog Animal eyes Open “The aviary” in catalog The aviary Open “Baby mammoth mummy : frozen in time : a prehistori…” in catalog Baby mammoth mummy : frozen in time : a prehistori… Open “Because of Winn-Dixie” in catalog Because of Winn-Dixie Open “The beetle book” in catalog The beetle book
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Natalie Moreland

Natalie works in the Kids Library and has a background in teaching. She delights in spreading bookjoy to people of all ages. She also takes interest in cycling, creating art, social justice, raising small livestock, and making music.