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Raccoons: Books For Kids

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

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

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. 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 raccoons, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like The Kissing Hand to popular sellers like Secret Pizza Party to some of our favorite hidden gems like The Bear Who Shared.

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

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The Kissing Hand
Written by Audrey Penn & illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

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Super Manny Stands Up!
Written by Kelly DiPucchio & illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Stephanie Graegin bring a lionhearted new hero to life in this tender, sparkling story about standing up for what’s right—and finding your inner superpowers. Every day after school, Manny saves the world from formidable foes. I AM FEARLESS! I AM STRONG! I AM BRAVE! I AM POWERFUL! I AM INVINCIBLE! Zombie bears, evil cloud monsters, and alien robots with laser beam eyes are no match for Super Manny. But when Manny encounters a real-life nemesis in the school cafeteria, will he be able to summon his superhero strength to save the day?

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Little Juniper Makes It BIG
Written & illustrated by Aidan Cassie
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

What Juniper lacks in size, she makes up for in heart. And her heart is dead-set on growing up and getting taller. She’s tired of having to reach for the cookie jar or use a stepping stool for the toilet. Everything in Juniper’s world seems to be made for adults. Ugh! Juniper is industrious, however, and builds several silly contraptions to help reach her goals. But it isn’t until she makes a fun new friend at school, Clove, who is even smaller than Juniper, that she is able to see her world from a new perspective — and appreciate all sizes, big or small. Aidan Cassie, the creator of Sterling, Best Dog Ever, employs her pitch-perfect humor and heartwarming illustrations here again to help little ones love themselves at any size.

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A Kiss Goodbye
Written by Audrey Penn & illustrated by Barbara Leonard Gibson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Chester Raccoon is very unhappy about leaving his home, a tree that has been marked by tree cutters, but his mother tries to convince him that their new home might be even better.

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The Bear Who Shared
Written & illustrated by Catherine Rayner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Norris the bear has been waiting patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree. But Tulip the raccoon and Violet the mouse have too . . . although maybe not so patiently. In fact, Tulip and Violet sniff, listen to, and even hug the fruit. Norris catches the fruit when it finally falls, and because he is a wise bear, he shares it and makes two new friends.

A lovely simplicity of language and gorgeous artwork make this story of one of life’s first lessons perfect for the youngest listeners.

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  • Making A Friend - Beaver is good at making just about everything…but not friends. One winter day, Beaver sees some snowflakes in the sky and gets a great idea: he’ll make a friend. Yes! A snowman will be a great friend! Raccoon passes by as Beaver sets to work and offers a helping hand. The two work side by side to give their snowman everything a friend needs. But when the snowman proves to be a little cold, Beaver discovers that he may have unknowingly “made” another buddy instead. Perfect for snuggling together for a read-aloud, this sweet snowy friendship story from Tammi Sauer and Alison Friend will warm the hearts of young readers.

  • Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon - During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon’s secret and find comfort in <i>A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon</i>, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book. Chester could feel his mother’s kiss leap straight into his heart. With a Kissing Hand, said Chester’s mom, We’ll never be apart. Just press your hand upon your cheek and feel that loving glow. It’s Mommy saying, ‘I love you, ‘ wherever you may go. The Kissing Hand has become a children’s classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon conveys the heart of the story in rhyming verse, perfect for read-aloud and easy for even the little ones to remember and recite. With illustrations by Barbara Gibson that capture the warmth and beauty of the original artwork, toddlers now share in the benefits from Mrs. Raccoon’s secret for making a child feel safe and secure

  • On a un Problème Avec Lilou la Loutre - Lilou la loutre est mignonne, agile et enjouée. Le problème, c’est qu’elle aime un peu trop glisser… La seule et unique mission de cet album ? Faire rire ! Argumentaire • Un album résolument drôle, où la folie prend le dessus. • Une histoire racontée d’abord et avant tout par les illustrations, où chaque mot est choisi. • Orbie, une illustratrice aimée et reconnue, qui fait ici ses premiers pas comme auteure.

  • Just Like Daddy - Who wouldn’t want to be just like Daddy? He’s strong, kind, and practical–and he knows how to have fun! Even if he messes up, it’s never a big deal. Plus, he handles scary monsters (well, spiders), keeps his eyes open on the roller coaster (mostly), and puts on silly voices when he reads a bedtime story. This heartwarming picture book shows why Daddy is the BEST.

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Hunter's Best Friend at School
Written by & illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A charming picture book about two raccoons and the joys and perils of first friendship.

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Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon
Written by Kate DiCamillo & illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9
"Francine Poulet will wrangle readers' hearts along with rascally wildlife in this standout early chapter book." -- Booklist (starred review)
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Ragweed and Poppy
Written by Avi & illustrated by Brian Floca
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The first new book about Poppy in more than ten years, from Newbery Medal-winning author Avi with illustrations throughout by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca.

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Secret Pizza Party
Written by Adam Rubin & illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

While Raccoon is eating pizza at his secret pizza party, he sees a masquerade party going on in the house next door and joins the fun. By the New York Times best-selling creators of Dragons Love Tacos!

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Dewey Bob
Written & illustrated by Judy Schachner
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A sweet raccoon character stars in this endearing tale of unexpected friendship from the creator of the bestselling Skippyjon Jones

Dewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But there’s something missing from Dewey’s collections—a friend! He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesn’t work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Dewey’s way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again.

Combining art and heart with storytelling genius and a lilting twang, Judy Schachner’s tale of unexpected friendship will delight readers young and old.

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  • First Day of Groot! - You’ll find adventure at every turn. Now, come on, quick-it’s time to learn! Just like the rest of us, Groot’s learning that there’s a first time (and a first day!) for everything. Follow Rocket and Groot as they set off across the galaxy learning new lessons, developing new skills, and making new memories with friends along the way. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 17.1px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; color: #000000}p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 13.1px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; color: #000000} With so many new experiences on the horizon, Groot’s sure to have a first day rooted in spectacular fun, heroics, and everything in between. Don’t be late for this thrilling adventure with the mightiest heroes from Earth and beyond! Told in rhyme and accompanied by colorful and action-packed illustrations, First Day of Groot! is the perfect story to help little learners get excited about first-time experiences.

  • Super Manny Cleans Up - Every weekend, Manny and Gertie put on their capes to defeat earth-threatening dangers. WE ARE MIGHTY! WE ARE AWESOME! WE ARE TOUGH! WE ARE SMART! Stampeding dinosaurs, ferocious lions, and snapping, snarling veggie monsters are no match for this Super Duo. But when Manny and Gertie come face-to-face with swarms of litter bugs in the city park, will they be able to call on their superhero smarts to stand up for their planet?

  • The Furry-Legged Teapot - Yoshi the tanuki—a Japanese raccoon-dog—learns how to magically transform himself into anything, even a teapot. But what happens when he can’t change back? This is the tale of the teapot-tanuki’s adventures, from the day he leaves his family to the day he meets the Emperor himself. What will it take for this teapot to become a tanuki again? Only the Emperor’s grandson knows the answer. Asian-influenced illustrations using vibrant acrylic paints bring the mythical tanuki to life. An author’s note is included.

  • Pick Me Up, Mama! - A spirited homage to the ups and downs of toddlerhood, <i>Pick Me Up, Mama!</i> is now available for the first time as a board book–perfect for story time! <p/>Whether she’s up or down, whirling or twirling, dressing or bathing, snacking or snoozing, the busy raccoon in this story enjoys each moment of the day. But like many toddlers, she can’t decide if she’d rather explore on her own or climb back into her mama’s arms. Thank goodness Mama Raccoon loves to snuggle! With a lively, rhyming text and lush illustrations, this story is just right for the scores of little ones who waver between wanting to be carried by a grown-up and yearning to toddle about on their own two feet.

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