Animals Up Close
Love animals, but can't make it to the zoo? Picture books let you explore the zoo or visit the aquarium anytime - from home! Check out some of our books and get ready to roar like a lion and swim with the fish. Also, take a look at these great web cams to see zoo and aquarium animals up close.
Amazon Says: "A charming picture book filled with a small child's joyous love for all the animals on her farm. Large, bold illustrations and a clear text fairly explode with exuberance...
Amazon Says: Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hidin...
Amazon Says: When trying to spot a real-life human, this alien family understands that it's important to know exactly what to look for. On a visit to one of our planet's zoos, they ready t...
Amazon Says: Revel in all things fishy in this undersea riot of color and rhyme — an oversize read-aloud from picture book artist Lucy Cousins. Paddle along with Little Fish on a...
Amazon Says: Dear Zoo is twenty-five years old -- and still as popular as ever! And with an updated look, this classic children's storybook about a youngster loooking for a perfect pet is...
A zookeeper finds his normal nighttime routine upset when a mischievous little ape steals his keys and lets all his animal charges out of their cages.Amazon
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...
Brightly colored fish introduce young children to counting and basic addition in this fun and simple concept book. “A visual treat from start to finish.”--Booklist Amazon
Amazon Says: An elephant's trunk is so nimble, it can pick up a single blade of grass, and yet so strong, it can knock over a tree. Giraffes have eyelashes. Sloths hang from trees for days...
Amazon Says: Not content to stay on dry land, the Life-Size phenomenon leaves the zoo for a visit to the aquarium. From the clownfish to the killer whale, sea otter to walrus, young reader...
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Cams
Peek at penguins and get close to a Great White—choose from six different cams and take a look at life under the sea.
- Smithsonian National Zoological Park Animal Cam
What do naked mole rats do all day? Find out when you check out the many web cams offered by the national zoo.
- San Diego Zoo Animal Cams
Catch a glance at polar bears, elephants or apes in the many animal cams at the San Diego Zoo.
- Georgia Aquarium Shark Cam
Are you brave enough to swim with the sharks? Test your courage and watch the Shark Cam at the Georgia Aquarium.