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Beavers: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about beavers?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to beavers. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about beavers.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about beavers, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like I’m Done! to popular sellers like Dude!.

We hope this list of kids books about beavers can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Perfect Birthday Recipe
Written & illustrated by Katy Hudson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Summer birthdays can be lonely, but not when you have great friends like Beavers! This year Tortoise, Bird, Rabbit, and Squirrel insist on baking Beaver’s birthday cake, but Beaver isn’t so sure. He is the ultimate perfectionist and would rather do it himself, following the recipe exactly. Will Beaver’s nitpicky ways ruin his birthday and his friendships? The Perfect Birthday Recipe is the fourth and final story in Katy Hudson’s best-selling set of seasonal picture books, including Too Many Carrots, A Loud Winter’s Nap, and The Golden Acorn.

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Badir and the Beaver
Written by Shannon Stewart & illustrated by Sabrina Gendron
picture book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

I t’s Ramadan, a time to focus on good deeds and to fast, and Badir and his brother, Anis, are out for a walk one evening while they wait for their iftar meal. In the park Badir sees a rat. A very, very large rat. He soon learns it’s actually a beaver, an animal that doesn’t live in Tunisia, the country Badir and his family have emigrated from. It turns out that some of the neighbors who enjoy the park think this beaver is a bit of a pest, but Badir thinks it’s wonderful and learns everything he can about the iconic Canadian animal. When a petition is started to remove the beaver, Badir, who knows firsthand how difficult it is to leave your home behind, rallies his classmates to save it. And with a little help from new friends, the kids learn that collaboration and faith can change the way we think about the world.

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Dude!
Written by Aaron Reynolds
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

The author of Nerdy Berdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with the Caldecott–winning illustrator behind The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude! Dude! You have to read this book. It’s totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there’s this shark who’s in the ocean, too. But don’t worry. This shark approaches and you’ll never guess what happens.

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Flying Beaver Brothers: Birds vs. Bunnies
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Recommend Ages: 6-8

In their fourth adventure, the Flying Beaver Brothers set off in their sailboat to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation at nearby the island. But the birds and bunnies who live on Little Beaver Island have other ideas. Before long, Ace and Bub find themselves embroiled in an all-out war between the feathers and the fuzz. Can the Flying Beaver Brothers bring peace to Little Beaver Island?

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Flying Beaver Brothers and the Hot-Air Baboons
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Recommend Ages: 6-8

In the fifth adventure of this popular young graphic-novel series perfect for fans of Captain Underpants and the Lunch Lady series, our bucktoothed heroes are up against a band of baboon bandits. <p/> It’s winter break, and Ace and Bub are hitting the slopes! But their ski session is interrupted by a sudden influx of . . . swimming pools? A band of enterprising baboons has graced Beaver Island with the Easy Breeze, a giant hair dryer designed to melt all the snow off the mountains and channel it into swimming pools. The residents of Beaver Island are over the moon about their new relaxation stations, but Ace and Bub don’t trust these monkeys any farther than they can ski down a hill with no snow. Can they uncover the baboons’ real plan before their neighbors become too attached to the summery island makeover? <p/> With environmental themes, laugh-out-loud humor, and fast-paced adventures, the Flying Beaver Brothers are sure to fly off bookshelves!

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  • Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles - The Flying Beaver Brothers are back! All is not well on Beaver Island. Ace and Bub have noticed a number of things (trees, houses, evil penguins) sinking into the ground. They soon discover that Captain Jo Jo and his scurvy crew of mud-making moles have hatched a nearsighted plot to steal dirt from Beaver Island to make their own island home even bigger! <p/>Can Ace and Bub stop their brotherly bickering and save Beaver Island before it disappears forever?

  • The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan - Meet Ace and Bub, the flying beaver brothers! Ace loves extreme sports and is always looking for a new adventure. Bub loves napping and, well, napping. But when penguins threaten to freeze Beaver Island for “resort and polar-style living,” the brothers put their talents to work saving their tropical island paradise. Can they save Beaver Island from environmental destruction? And can they do it in time to still win the annual Beaver Island Surfing Competition?

  • Flying Beaver Brothers and the Crazy Critter Race - The race is on for Ace and Bub in their sixth adventure in this popular young graphic novel series, which Kirkus called "funny from the first panel!"

  • Gnawing Around - The first book in a funny chapter book series filled with full color illustrations and adorable animals! To the Super Happy Party Bears, everything is a good thing. Their entire attitude can be summed up in one word: YAY! They love doughnuts, dancing, and above all else―a good party. Not so for the rest of the animals living in the Grumpy Woods. They find the bears terribly annoying. When a few beavers come to town, the Grumpy Woods are even grumpier than usual. These beavers are drying up their river with their dam . . . the beavers are ruining everything! They must leave―it is decreed! But the Super Happy Party Bears just love the beavers! As the Grumpy Woods scheme to unwelcome them, the Super Happy Party Bears throw them a housewarming party that will prove dancing can always save the day.

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I'm Done!
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Little Beaver would rather play with friends than build a proper dam, but finally he is ready to get it done.

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Awesome!
Written & illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Marvin the moose and Woody the beaver are best friends, but after a heroic deed Marvin is too popular to have time for Woody, who sets out to prove that he is awesome, too.

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Frog and Beaver
Written & illustrated by Simon James
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Recommend Ages: 3-7

A new neighbor with huge plans turns life upside down for animals who live on the river in a charming ecological fable from Simon James. Frog and his friends live happily together on the river. At least they do until Beaver comes along. Beaver is determined to build the biggest and best dam anyone has ever seen, and he doesn’t stop to think about what that will mean for everyone else’s homes. Frog tries to tell Beaver that his dam is getting too big, but Beaver just won’t listen. Before long, Beaver’s dam is so huge that it stops all the water in the river, and Frog and his friends must move upstream. But diverted water also needs somewhere to go, and soon Beaver will learn that only one force is stronger than a mighty river – friendship.

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Beaver Is Lost
Written by Elisha Cooper
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Oh, no–Beaver is lost! Will he ever find his way back home? <BR>In this nearly wordless picture book by Elisha Cooper, winner of a “New York Times” Best Illustrated Children’s Book award, a young beaver is accidentally separated from his family. Follow Beaver as he’s chased by a dog, visits a zoo, and even finds himself in the middle of a busy city street. <BR>In the vein of beloved classics like “Flotsam” and “Good Night, Gorilla, “ this book is the perfect gift for future graphic novel enthusiasts. With luminous pencil-and-watercolor illustrations by an artist whose work the “New York Times” has called “simple and quiet and essentially perfect,” “Beaver Is Lost” is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. <P>”From the Hardcover edition.”

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