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.