Biology Books for Kids Under 4
Here are some biology books to help engender in your youngest rocket girl a love for the life sciences.
First the Egg (Caldecott Honor Book and Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book (Awards)). Laura Vaccaro Seeger. (2-6 Years) Roaring Brook Press (2007). This award-winning picture book combines simple text (“First the egg...then the chicken”) with cut-outs to allow readers to predict the next page. A great way to review the life cycles of chickens, frogs, butterflies, and more with very young children.
Fish Faces. Norbert Wu. (3 – 5 Years) Henry Holt and Company (1993). Sparse, rhythmic text and sharply detailed full-color photos introduce over 70 of these intriguing creatures. Fascinating introduction to the variations that exist among individuals of the same kind of animal.
Guess Where I Live (Peep-hole books). Anni Axworthy. (Under 4) Candlewick Press (1999). Readers follow the clues and peep through the holes to find out where animals live. A fun introduction to habitats for very young children. Two other peep-hole books by this author are Guess What I Am and Guess What I’ll Be.
If I Had A Tail. (3-6 Years) Karen Clemens Warrick. Rising Moon (2001). The reader is asked to guess what a creature is by the appearance and use of its tail.