The Top 10 Children’s Books About Penguins

The winter is a great time to read about penguins with your child or students. There are so many great books about this cute black and white animal, but this list will give you the top 10 children’s books about penguins. The list includes fiction and non-fiction books.

children's books about penguins

Top 10 Children’s Books About Penguins

1. Penguins

Penguins is a wonderful non-fiction book geared for children 3-7 years old. The book has fantastic photographs and insightful information about the world of penguins.

2. Penguin and Pinecone

Penguin and Pinecone is a wonderful story about an unlikely friendship. It is a heartwarming story for children 3-8 years old.

3. Penguins (Smithsonian)

This non-fiction book contains many interesting facts about various types of penguins. It also has fantastic pictures to go along with the text. This is a great book for children ages 6-10 years old.

4. If You Were a Penguin

If You Were a Penguin is a simple but fun book that provides some nice information about the animal. The words rhyme and the pictures are nicely illustrated. A great book for children ages 4-8 years old.

5. Penguin on Vacation

Your child or students will enjoy this funny story about a penguin who heads to the beach after being tired of the cold. However, he needs some help to have some fun on the sand. Perfect for children ages 3-6 years old.

6. A Penguin Story

In this book, Edna the penguin sets out to see what else is in the world besides ice and snow. She is curious about what other colors are out there besides black, white, a blue. A wonderful story about adventure for any penguin-lover. A Penguin Story is great for children ages 3-8 years old.

7. Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups

What a hilarious story about a penguin who just can’t seem to get rid of those annoying hiccups. Your child will love being an active participant in the story and try to scare Little Penguin to get rid of those hiccups forever! A wonderful story for children ages 4-8 years old.

8. Tacky the Penguin 

Tacky the Penguin is a great story about being different from the group. Tacky’s friends find his personally annoying until he saves the day. This book is best for children ages 4-8 years old.

9. Penguin Chick

Penguin Chick is another informative non-fiction book about penguins. This book dives deep into the life-cycle of a penguin. This book is sure to answer a lot of your child’s or students’ questions about this interesting animal. A book geared for children 4-8 years old.

10. Your Personal Penguin

A funny read-aloud about a penguin who wants nothing more but to be friends with a hippo. This story has rhyming text and cute illustrations that your child will enjoy. Your Personal Penguin is great for children ages 3 and up.