Penguin Informational Books Booklist
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- Arnold, Caroline. Penguin's World. Picture Window Books, 2006. Striking paper collages and clear text highlight this easy non-fiction book about the life of two Adelie penguin chicks. A map of Antarctica adds to the interest. Great for sharing with a group.
- Barner, Bob. Penguins Penguins Everywhere. Chronicle Books, 2007. Rhyming text introduces facts about the wide variety of penguin species and what makes them unique.
- Black, Sonia. Plenty of Penguins. Cartwheel, 2000. A basic introduction to penguin facts for preschoolers.
- Fletcher, Neil. Penguin (See How They Grow). DK Preschool, 2007. Photographs trace the life of a penguin from egg to adult (this title is in the Traveling Trunk).
- Gibbons, Gail. Penguins! Holiday House,1999. Chock full of facts about all species of penguins, and including color-coded maps.
- Guiberson, Brenda Z. The Emperor Lays an Egg. Henry Holt and Co, 2001. Shows all that penguin parents do to take care of the baby penguins.
- Hall, Margaret. Penguins and Their Chicks. Capstone Press, 2003. Easy-reading facts about penguin chicks.
- Hewett, Joan. A Penguin Chick Grows Up, Carolrhoda Books, 2004. Easy to read biography about a penguin chick growing up in a zoo.
- Jango-Cohen, Judith. Penguins. Marshall Cavendish, 2001. Full of facts not only about penguins but also about the history of human interaction with them, including the discovery of penguins and current ecological issues.
- Jacquet, Luc. March of the Penguins: Companion to the Major Motion Picture. National Geographic, 2005. Puts the famous documentary into book form, full of photographs.
- Jenkins, Martin. The Emperor's Egg: Read and Wonder, Candlewick, 2002. Humorous comments make this an engaging read-aloud about the amazing parenting behaviors of the emperor penguin.
- Kalman, Bobbie. The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin. Crabtree, 2006. and Endangered Penguins. Crabtree Children's Books, 2007.
- McMillan, Bruce. Puffins Climb, Penguins Rhyme. Sandpiper, 2001. Through extraordinary photography and rhyming text, McMillan compares and contrasts the habits and habitats of the puffins of Iceland and the penguins of Antarctica.
- Pringle, Laurence. Penguins! Strange and Wonderful. Boyds Mills Press, 2007. A school-age reading level covers many aspects of all kinds of penguins and humans' interaction with them. Also comes with maps and charts.
- Roberts, Jordan. March of the Penguins, National Geographic, 2004. Stunning photos from the film are accompanied by simple text documenting the life of an emperor penguin.
- Schindel, John. Busy Penguins. Tricycle Press, 2000. This board book is an introduction to the lives and doings of penguins for the youngest children.
- Schlein, Miriam. What's a Penguin Doing in a Place Like This? Millbrook Press, 1997. This book is out of print, but is available from Netlibrary as an e-book on. Details the habitats and distinguishing features of all penguin species.
- Schrieber, Anne. Penguins! National Geographic Kids, 2009. If you're age 5, you're probably as tall as an Emperor penguin. Read and learn other fascinating facts about the 17 different species of penguins.
- Webb, Sophie. My Season With Penguins: An Antarctic Journal. Houghton Mifflin, 2000. The notes from a painter spending two months in Antarctica studying penguins. Long for a storytime, but can be shared in bits.