Recommended children’s books about animals and their habitats
Books about animals are wildly popular with young children. In KS1 Science, children learn to identify and name common animals including those living in the local area as well as animals from habitats around the world. Children will learn to group animals according to what they eat or look like, to match animals to their babies and to describe the basic needs of living creatures.
Whether it’s story books about talking animals, funny books about animal escapades or non-fiction books about living things and their habitats, we’ve put together a roar-some selection of the best animal books for children.
NB: This animal topic booklist is aimed at children in Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7). If you are looking for animal books for older children, try our Amazing Animals (KS2) booklist.