Best Children's Books About Hedgehogs

8 Children's Books About Hedgehogs

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar book
#1
Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar
Written by Steve Wilson and illustrated by Lucy Trapper
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

In this sequel to Hedgehugs, Horace and Hattie return for another sweet story of friendship. It's spring! And everything is colorful—rainbows in the sky and flowers blossoming on trees. When Horace and Hattie Hedgehog see a caterpillar become a butterfly and take flight, they decide to try a transformation of their own. When these two best friends put their minds to solving a problem, nothing can stand in their way!

Baby Hedgehog: Finger Puppet Book book
#2
Baby Hedgehog: Finger Puppet Book
Written by and illustrated by Yu-Hsuan Huang
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Meet Baby Hedgehog! Where does Baby Hedgehog live? How does Baby Hedgehog find a tasty treat? Follow along as he experiences his world, from playtime to bedtime. The simple, comforting stories in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, each volume offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.

Go Home, Little One book
#3
Go Home, Little One
Written and illustrated by Cate James
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Join Florence the hedgehog and she sets out on a winter adventure in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Winter is approaching, and Florence the hedgehog wants to go outside and play in the woods with her squirrel friends before it's time to hibernate. As it starts to get cold, Florence isn’t sure she’s having fun anymore. With the help of her friends, is she able to make it home in time for dinner and her long winter snooze?

Buddy and Earl book
#4
Buddy and Earl
Written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

Buddy does not know what is in the box that Meredith carries into the living room. But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure. In this first book in the Buddy and Earl series, a dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits. Their friendship is tender and loyal, and their adventures are funny and imaginative.

Buddy and Earl Go to School book
#5
Buddy and Earl Go to School
Written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

Buddy and Earl know that with the right education they can become anything — even a dentist or a hot-dog vendor! So they eagerly gather their silly, smelly supplies and head to school. Soon after they arrive, their teacher, Miss Meredith, is called away and Professor Earl takes charge of the classroom. Buddy works hard at lessons like Sniffing Things, Tail Chasing and Scratching Itches. And when Professor Earl announces that one very special student is going to win a major award? Buddy cannot imagine who that lucky student might be…

Buddy and Earl Go Exploring book
#6
Buddy and Earl Go Exploring
Written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

Buddy and Earl are safely tucked in for the night; Buddy on his blanket and Earl in his cage. But just as Buddy settles in for a nice, long sleep, Earl says it’s time to say “Bon voyage.” Soon these mismatched pals are at it again, exploring the wilds of the kitchen and defending a lovely lady hedgehog — who may or may not be Mom’s hairbrush — from imminent danger. When they’ve finally vanquished the greatest monster of all — the vacuum cleaner — it’s time for some well-earned shut-eye

Buddy and Earl Meet the Neighbors book
#7
Buddy and Earl Meet the Neighbors
Written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

When Wonder Buddy and Super Earl learn that the Evil Doctor Stinker is planning to shut down the only hamburger factory in town, they know they have to find the supervillain’s secret lair — fast! Hopping into the Earl-mobile, they race into the yard next door where they come face-to-face with the new neighbors.

Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby book
#8
Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby
Written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Carey Sookocheff
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-8

In Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby, Mom’s friend Mrs. Cunningham is coming for a visit, and she’s bringing her baby! While Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, neither of them is prepared for the chaos the small and adorable creature brings with him.

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