Penguin Picture Books

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Some penguins live in cold places, while others prefer warm beaches. Luckily for us, many of them can be found in books!

If your child loves penguins, they’ll enjoy these picture books. There’s a grouchy penguin, a penguin who wants to fly, a penguin who’s afraid to swim and much more.

Join these cool penguins and their friends for a deep dive into a good story.

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Grumpy Pants

Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can’t shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

If You Were a Penguin

Pictures and rhyming text present some of the many extraordinary things penguins can do. Includes facts about penguins as well as related websites.

I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda is making something, and all of his animal friends are interested–but only Penguin is willing to wait to see what it is.

Penguin and Pumpkin

Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin’s brother, Pumpkin, who couldn’t come with them. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Second Sky

From the moment he is hatched, Gilbert the penguin dreams of flying and, despite being discouraged by family members, finally finds a way to do just that. 

Sergio Makes a Splash

Even though he loves water, Sergio the penguin is afraid to swim in the deep water until he learns how.