A visit to the zoo is a great family outing during the summer months, and sharing a book or two with your kids before, during, or after your visit can be a great way to infuse literacy and learning into a fun filled day with the animals. There are so many great books about the zoo, but below are just a few of my favorites.
Every day, zookeeper Amos McGee would take time out of his day to visit his animal friends, whether it’s playing chess with Elephant or reading stories to Owl, but one day he wakes to aches and chills. He decides to take the day off from work, but when he doesn’t show, his animal friends grow worried and pay him a visit at home. This sweet story is accompanied by charming pencil illustrations that won this title the Caldecott Medal in 2011. Continue reading “Find the Zoo at the Library!”