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Image credit: Penguin Problems by Jory John, illustrated by Lane Smith
Chill Out with These 8 Endearing Picture Books About Penguins
by Charnaie Gordon
Charnaie is a wife, mom of two, computer programmer by day, blogger/influencer by night, self-proclaimed lifelong learner, podcast junkie and Distinguished Toastmaster. Her blog, Here Wee Read, is where she is currently expressing her creativity and passion for reading, diverse literature, and literacy. Her children and her husband are her inspiration and her followers/supporters are her book-loving tribe. More than anything else, she cares about connecting people with great books they'll love. In her world books are an absolute necessity. Charnaie is passionate about instilling a love of reading, lifelong learning, and curiosity in her kids. She hopes to inspire others to do the same with their children.
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"Joe Moore once said, “It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.” I couldn’t agree more!
Penguins are a favorite animal to read about in my household. Who doesn’t love their adorable waddle, distinctive built-in tuxedos, and fun-loving personalities? Between our home book collection and the choices at our library, we always have a blast reading penguin books year-round. It’s fascinating to learn about their environments and how important they are to the ecosystem.
Below are some of our favorite penguin-themed picture books."
by Oliver Jeffers
One day, a little boy finds a penguin on his doorstep. Assuming the penguin’s lost, he decides to help it return home to the South Pole. On their journey, the boy realizes the penguin wasn't lost after all — just lonely. A beautifully written tale about friendship and the wide world of emotions.
by Marikka Tamura and Daniel Rieley
Based on a true story about an oil spill in the Arctic, this book can spark interesting conversations about environmentalism, empathy, and problem-solving. It’s also great for teaching children that good intentions don’t turn always out the way we expect.
by Polly Dunbar
Full of personality, this charming book has catchy repetition and a simple yet effective message about true friendship. Who knew silent penguins make such great friends?
by Peter Horacek
Blue Penguin has whale-song dreams, so he sings a song of his own. When Little Penguin hears the song, the two become fast friends. This is a touching story about a penguin who doesn't fit in simply because he looks different from the rest, with important lessons about friendship and acceptance.
by Martin Jenkins and Champan
An informational book all about penguins and their arctic habitat, The Emperor’s Egg offers up facts about penguins in a lively and engaging way. It’s a great reference book for children in kindergarten and above, complete with a detailed index.
by Melissa Guion
A sweet and endearing book about a mother penguin who takes care of her babies and teaches them important life skills for growing up. All the lovable behaviors of penguins are covered: waddling, swimming, fishing, sliding, and more!
by Jory John, illustrated by Lane Smith
Penguin is fed up. He's complaining about everything: he looks silly when he waddles, the ocean is too salty, and he's not thrilled that everyone looks like him. Then, penguin meets a walrus full of wisdom who helps him see the glass as half-full. Good luck keeping a straight face while reading this one in your grumpiest voice.
by Helen Hancocks
What are three hungry cats to do when they run out of food? Kidnap a penguin to catch them fish, of course! A creative and playful book that shows what can happen when things don’t go quite as planned.
In honour of penguins I decided to appear in black and white and try to blend into the penguin crowd. Lol! Hope I inspired you this week with some great books to explore and share. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and please join me next week as I unwrap some fabulous music and books for your little ones to enjoy. Thank you for all your support and know that Storywraps is growing and being noticed. Love our community and you! You are very appreciated. Read on...........📚📚📚📚
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