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Animals: Zoo Animals-Part 1

Going to the zoo can be such a fun treat, but you don't have to venture far (or spend any money) to dive into the world of zoo animals with these selected titles. You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your animal lover.


Little Beauty by Anthony Browne
Morgan R. Says: The large format of this book perfectly displays Anthony Browne's beautiful illustrations
Amazon Says: With his hyper-realistic artwork full of striking detail, the award-winning Anthony Browne tells a story of an unlikely friendship. Once there was a very special goril more...
Amazon Says: With his hyper-realistic artwork full of striking detail, the award-winning Anthony Browne tells a story of an unlikely friendship. Once there was a very special gorilla who had almost everything he needed. There was only one thing he didn’t have: a friend. With no other gorillas at the zoo, the keepers try something new. Will the gigantic ape strike a bond with another sort of creature, one as tiny and innocent as a kitten? Sparked by the story of a real gorilla who learned to sign, LITTLE BEAUTY is a celebration of a most surprising friendship. less...
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1, 2, 3 to the zoo by Eric Carle
Morgan R. Says: Another Eric Carle classic
Amazon Says: Each car on the train has one more zoo animal than the one before, from the first car with an elephant to the last with ten birds. more...
Amazon Says: Each car on the train has one more zoo animal than the one before, from the first car with an elephant to the last with ten birds. less...
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Zoo-Looking by Mem Fox
Amazon Says: The bestselling author of Possum Magic celebrates a special father-daughter day in this visually stunning picture book. Fox's rhythmic text is complemented by the gorgeous, gl more...
Amazon Says: The bestselling author of Possum Magic celebrates a special father-daughter day in this visually stunning picture book. Fox's rhythmic text is complemented by the gorgeous, glowing color illustrations of Candace Whitman, author-illustrator of The Night Is Like an Animal. Full color. less...
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My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Morgan R. Says: A rhyming gem of a book filled with shapes.
Amazon Says: A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author-artist Michael Hall captures e more...
Amazon Says: A heart can be hopeful, or silly, or happy. A heart can be rugged, or snappy, or lonely. A heart holds every different feeling, and debut author-artist Michael Hall captures each one with a delicate touch. For each feeling, the bold, graphic artwork creates an animal out of heart shapes, from "eager as a beaver" to "angry as a bear" to "thoughtful as an owl." An accessible and beautiful debut, My Heart Is Like a Zoo is everything a classic picture book should be: honest, sincere, and speaking directly to even the very youngest child. Ages: 0 - 5 less...
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Morgan R. Says: Repetition is key to learning how to read.
Amazon Says: What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?Lots of noise!Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pre more...
Amazon Says: What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?Lots of noise!Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.A Redbook Children's Picture Book Award winnerThe rollicking companion to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? less...
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Tuscanini by Jim Propp
Amazon Says: A well-intentioned, music-loving elephant is embarrassed after he tries to cool off a grand opera singer performing in the zoo with a trunkful of water, and she screams and le more...
Amazon Says: A well-intentioned, music-loving elephant is embarrassed after he tries to cool off a grand opera singer performing in the zoo with a trunkful of water, and she screams and leaves in a huff. Lit Guild. less...
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Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Amazon Says: For a short time, this new larger edition includes a print signed by Peggy Rathmann! It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that more...
Amazon Says: For a short time, this new larger edition includes a print signed by Peggy Rathmann! It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin? Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.  The new generous trim size of every toddler's favorite book is even easier to share. With a warm, funny author's note highlighting how much this book has meant to kids and families since it was first published and some clever new details hidden in the illustrations, Good Night, Gorilla is the perfect gift for new babies as well as fans young and old. less...
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And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Morgan R. Says: Based on the true story of two male penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo.
Amazon Says: And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two pengui more...
Amazon Says: And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. Selected as an ALA Notable Children’s Book Nominee and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, “this joyful story about the meaning of family is a must for any library” (School Library Journal, starred review). less...
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Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage
Morgan R. Says: A walrus in disguise!
Amazon Says: A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic. Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside worl more...
Amazon Says: A happy-go-lucky Walrus escapes the zoo in search of adventure in this wordless instant classic. Bored with life at the zoo, an adventurous walrus escapes to the outside world. With the zookeeper in hot pursuit, Walrus cleverly tries on all sorts of hats to disguise himself. Will a yellow hardhat point to a new life as a construction worker? Or will a red swimming cap reveal his true talents? Follow the happy-go-lucky runaway as he hides amongst firefighters, businessmen, and even high-stepping dancers in this delightful wordless picture book. less...
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
Morgan R. Says: A wonderful classic.
Amazon Says: The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sort more...
Amazon Says: The Best Sick Day Ever and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut. Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor. less...
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