From the leathery scales, to the wide range of sizes, and incredible habitats, a lot can be learned about reptiles and we’d still never know it all!Turtles, lizards, snakes and other reptiles, all have very unique bodies, and living and feeding habits as well. This is a great way to show your child the diversity you can find in the world, even though they are all classified as the “same”!For a more hands on learner, you should check out these 13 Amazing Reptile Crafts for Kids to help start the conversation on reptiles!
However, in our opinion, there’s no better way to introduce a new topic or animal to your child than sitting down with a good book – and these reptile books for kids will not disappoint!
12 of the Coolest Reptile Books For Kids:
1) The Ultimate Reptile-opedia
Created by the experts at National Geographic, this is a complete guide to reptiles, designed for kids!
2) Wild Reptiles: Snakes, Crocodiles, Lizards, and Turtles
Based on the kids TV show the Wild Kratts, two brothers explore reptile life in this adventure based book.
3) Miles and Miles of Reptiles
Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat travels the world in his crocodile car, learning about reptiles.
4) Slither and Crawl:Eye to Eye With Reptiles
Get up close and personal in this book about reptiles! Learn how to identify venomous snakes from harmless ones, and how not to become an alligator’s lunch!
5) The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book
An old but popular collection of reptiles, from A-Z!
6) Tortoise, Tree Snake, Gator, Sea Snake
Learn through illustrations and fun rhymes how to know which creatures are reptiles, and which are not!
7) Everything You Need To Know About Snakes
Learn which snakes are fast, which are slow, how to survive a snake attack, and more interesting facts!
8) A Color Of His Own
The tale of a color changing chameleon, and his discovery of friendship.
9) The Dangerous Snake & Reptile Club
A story of three brothers who return from summer vacation with a new “pet”!
10) I’d Really Like To Eat A Child
All about a little crocodile with big dreams of eating a real life child. Funny & Cute!
11) Lizard From The Park
A story about a boy who finds an egg at the park, that hatches and grows to be a big problem!
12) Look Out For Turtles!
This book all about turtles explores how they’ve been around for so long, why they have such strong shells, and much more! Selecting a mixture of story books and factual reading for your child will help ease them into learning about these interesting creatures without getting scared, while still ensuring they get all the information they crave!