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Animal Predators And Prey: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about animal predators and prey?

As you can see, this list of kids books about animal predators and prey is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about animal predators and prey, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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A Hungry Lion, Or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Written & illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Members of a large group of animals, including a penguin, two rabbits, and a koala, disappear at an alarming rate but the hungry lion remains.

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Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse
Written by Susannah Buhrman-Deever & illustrated by Bert Kitchen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Who is the predator, and who is the prey? Illuminating poetry and vivid artwork capture the awe-inspiring ways that creatures use their resources to stay alive. Who wins, the assassin bug or the spider? The bat or the frog? The ant or the honey bee? The male firefly . . . or the female? The battle for survival between predator and prey is sometimes a fight, sometimes a dance, and often involves spying, lying, or even telling the truth to get ahead. Biologist and debut author Susannah Buhrman-Deever explores these clashes in poems and prose explanations that offer both sides of the story. With beautiful, realistic illustrations that are charged with drama, Bert Kitchen captures the breathtaking moments when predator meets prey. Readers who hunger for more about the art of survival will find an extensive list of references in the back.

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1-2-3 Predators Bite!
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Munch, crunch: look who’s coming to bite this book! Created with the American Museum of Natural History, 1-2-3 Predators Bite! invites kids to count along as a rattlesnake takes ONE die-cut bite; a toothy tiger takes TWO, and an eagle swoops down for THREE. Simple facts about each predator appear in the back matter, and a final spread reinforces counting skills with a 1-10 list.

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Very Hungry Wolf
Written by Agnese Baruzzi
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Fans of Agnese Baruzzi’s imaginative board books will “gobble up” this lively book about a wolf whose eyes and appetite are bigger than his stomach. In this hilarious lift-the-flap board book, a HUNGRY wolf is ready to devour whatever animal crosses his path, with a quick “chomp, chomp!” But when he gobbles up one creature who’s a little more challenging than he imagines, the wolf may have to rethink his diet altogether. Children will love lifting the flaps of this book to find out who’s on the menu, and what happens when one hungry wolf meets his match.

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Quick, Little Monkey!
Written by Sarah L. Thomson & illustrated by Lita Judge
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

When Little Monkey’s curiosity causes her to slip and fall to the dark, shadowy rainforest floor, she must hide—quick!—because an ocelot is looking for lunch. Thanks to Papa, Little Monkey knows just what to do to stay safe. And thanks to her own wit and speed, she escapes. But no sooner is she safe from the ocelot than she finds herself wrapped in the coils of an emerald tree boa. This exciting adventure will enthrall readers as Little Monkey faces one challenge after another and will also teach them about the fascinating lives of pygmy marmoset monkeys, the smallest monkeys in the world.

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