Pets and kids go hand in hand so it’s only appropriate that we make a list of the best Pet Books for Little Learners. From fish, dogs, frogs, cats, and hamsters these furry characters are sure to become classroom friends in no time thanks to these pet books.
Adopting pets help young children learn responsibility, compassion, and empathy. It also helps them create a relationship with animals that foster love and kindness so these relationships are extremely valuable. Let’s get to this fantastic list of pet books!
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Pet Books for Little Learners
Hooray for Fish!
Get ready to practice the colors of the rainbow while rhyming with fishy friends. THE perfect read aloud pet book for little learners. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Hooray for Birds!
This book is a great addition to your library collection. It teaches kids about shapes and patterns in a fun and colorful way.
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
Although Mama Cat’s three kittens are adorable, one of them can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Read on to find out the type of mischief Boris gets into.
Go Dog Go!
Through rhymes and silly tales, you’ll get a kick out of these illustrations while entertaining your little learners. It is bound to become a classroom favorites.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
“Old fish. New fish. This one has a little star.” Another favorite I could not leave off of my list. We read this book regularly upon request.
Are You My Mother?
Little learners will be able to relate to this story, as it revolves around a baby bird trying to find her mother.
What Pet to Get?
Picking the right pet can be a hard decision to make. Help little learners decide which pet is the best for them with the help of this book.
Goldies Guide to Caring for Your Goldfish
This book will teach little learners how to care for their pets. The fun part about this book is that it is written from the perspective of the pets.
Gordon’s Guide to Caring for Your Guiniea Pigs
Like the book listed above, this one comes from the view of a Guinea pig.
Just Me and My Puppy
Who doesn’t love a Little Critters book? In this story, a new puppy joins the family and Little Critter gets a chance to teach the puppy tricks, and take care of him.
Henry the Fourth
It’s the neighborhood dog show where little learners can learn all about ordinals. This pack of dogs starts when Maxi speaks first, and Baxter begs second. Let’s see if your little learner can continue the order.
Bring this classic song into your classroom with this book. There is even sheet music at the end of this story to add to music time.
Have you ever hear of a dog that cant bark? George may not be able to bark, but he can make any animal noise possible. It’s sure to be a hit with the kiddos.
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Get ready to practice counting and singing with this read-along book. Since frogs make the perfect pet, this book makes a great addition to your classroom library.
Not Norman: A Goldfish Story
This book is a great story to read to children about making quick decisions about adopting pets. It will help give them a more logical perspective to adding a pet to the family
The Greedy Python
Read this story to little learners to teach them a great lesson on greed. They will also enjoy a couple of laughs along the way thanks to Eric Carles amazing illustrations
The Mixed-Up Chameleon
When a Chameleon tries to become many other animals he soon realizes its best to be himself. This is a great reminder to little learners to stay true to your self.
A House for Hermit Crab
Growing up can be tough, but when Hermit Crab goes looking for a new home he soon realizes that the adventures lying ahead are just as fun as the ones in the past.
Have You Seen My Cat?
Read along as a little boy tries to find his missing cat. Readers will encounter tigers, leopards, and lions until the very end of this book. WIll the boy be able to find his missing pet?
Nat Geo Tadpole to Frog
Tadpoles make for some very cool pets. Especially when they start changing from tadpoles to frogs. This book gives little learners an up-close look at the real deal. It is a great way to get them excited about adding tadpoles as pets into your home or classroom.
With the help of a few shapes, some clever mice learn to trick a hungry cat. At the end of the story ask your little learners how they would trick a hungry cat.
Pets need a vet to stay healthy. Reading this book to little learners will help them understand the job of a veterinarian. It might even interest them into becoming a vet when they grow up.
Sally is a dog that falls and needs to be taken to the vet. Going to the vet can be super scary but she quickly finds out that veterinarian is nice and takes good care of her. She also get’s a shot and a x-ray!
Unfortunately, pets can die and it can be very traumatic and confusing for little learners. Todd Parr makes this amazing book about how to say goodbye to a pet who passes on. It’s a valuable book to help students work through those tough emotions.
There were so many pet books to choose from I couldn’t have possibly included them all on my list. If you need more reading material for your little learners take a look at these Pet Books for Little Learners.
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