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Koalas: Books For Kids

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

As you can see, this list of kids books about koalas 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 koalas, 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].

Don't Call Me Bear!
Written & illustrated by Aaron Blabey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Koala is NOT a bear! (Or is he?) Find out why Koala is so mad in this new, irresistibly funny picture book from Aaron Blabey, the bestselling creator of Pig the Pug! “G’day, my name is Warren and I’ve got something to share… Just because I’m furry DOESN’T MEAN THAT I’M A BEAR.”

Koala is sick of being called the wrong thing. Koalas are NOT bears, and it is time that everyone knows it! Follow this feisty little koala as he explains why he is certainly NOT a bear (and why no one ever seems to believe him).

Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey’s hysterical text and unforgettably wacky illustrations — plus nonfiction facts woven throughout — Don’t Call Me Bear! is a hilarious story about making sure everyone knows exactly who you are!

The Koala Who Could
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Kevin is a koala who clings to his tree, and never comes down to play with the other animals—until one day his tree falls down, and Kevin learns that the ground is not as scary as he believed.

Bear Circus
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

It takes the koala bears seven years to learn to use the circus equipment they find and to put together an act.

I Don't Like Koala
Written by Sean Ferrell & illustrated by Charles Santoso
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

What’s not to love about a cute, cuddly…creepy toy koala? This is the story of a boy and the stuffed animal he just can’t seem to shake. Adam does not like Koala. Koala is a little creepy. Adam tries explaining this to his parents. He tries putting Koala away—far away. He tries taking Koala on a long, long walk. Nothing works. Will Adam ever be rid of Koala? This darkly funny debut picture book from Sean Ferrell and Charles Santoso celebrates imagination and bravery while addressing a universal childhood dilemma: what to do about that one stuffed animal who just won’t stop staring at you.

Much Too Much Birthday
Written & illustrated by J E Morris
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Maud the koala can’t wait for her birthday party–until everything starts to feel way too overwhelming. Maud is having a birthday party in her backyard, and she’s invited her friends–all fifty-six of them–to celebrate with her. She’s not worried, though. After all, you can never have too much birthday! But when the guests arrive and the party gets packed, she isn’t so sure. What will happen if Maud can’t bear her own birthday?

  • Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors - Maud the koala knows a visit to the doctor will help keep her healthy–so why is she so scared? Maud gets nervous waiting at the doctor’s office for a checkup, so she looks to the fish tank in the waiting room for comfort. Fish don’t have to go to the doctor–she wishes she could be a fish. So when Maud has to get a shot, she shuts her eyes and pretends exactly that: She becomes an aquatic version of herself and pretends to swim through the sea, blowing bubbles and meeting other marine life, until she hears the doctor telling her it’s all done!

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