Penguins seem to be a favorite for preschoolers. Children enjoy seeing them and learning about them. The books on this list would be a great addition to your classroom library for a winter theme, penguin and bird theme, or just for fun reading time. Both nonfiction and fiction books are included on this list.
Penguin Books for Preschool
Penguins by Jill Esbaum
This nonfiction book provides facts about penguins in simple text with clear photographs.
Penguins, Penguins Everywhere by Bob Barner
Simple rhyming text and bright illustrations help preschoolers discover more about penguins.
The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins
Beautiful illustrations accompany text that explains how the male emperor penguin cares for his egg (and chick).
If You Were a Penguin by Wendall and Florence Minor
What could you do if you were a penguin? This book explores what penguins do.
Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica by Jonathan London
A little penguin crawls from his egg to start life in Antarctica. This book explores how penguins grow up.
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Tacky is so different from his friends. He is an odd bird. But when hunters show up, Tacky’s behavior thwarts their plans.
Preschool Books Featuring Penguins
Penguin’s Big Adventure by Salina Yoon
Penguin wants to do something no penguin has done before – he wants to set foot on the North Pole. So Penguin sets out with his adventure map to travel to the other side of the world.
Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
Penguin meets a new friend. But it’s too color for Pinecone to stay on the snow. Penguin decides to take Pinecone home. Later, even though they are apart, Penguin and Pinecone are still friends.
Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley
Little Penguin has a bad case of the hiccups. He tries different ways to get rid of them but nothing works. Will a good scare help him?
Penguin by Polly Dunbar
Ben opens a gift and receives Penguin. Ben is so happy and wants to play. But Penguin says nothing. Ben tries and tries to get Penguin to talk or laugh. But Penguin says nothing. What will happen to this budding friendship?