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Books about the jungle

Children love stories about the jungle – animals, plants and places all appeal to their imagination. Try one of these books for babies and children up to age 12.

Monkey in jungle

Baby to 3 years

A Quiet Day in the Jungle by Andrew Weale and Britta Teckentrup

Explore a sleepy jungle setting, counting the number of animals until 10 unruly puffer fish unleash chaos, then count down as the animals scatter.

Jingle Jangle Jungle by Axel Scheffler

Count the animals and match them up to the numbers in then delightful two-piece jigsaw puzzles. Join in with the story and follow the animals to the great big jungle party!

I'm Thinking of a Jungle Animal by Adam and Charlotte Guillain

Each child is thinking of a jungle animal . . . What do they look like? What do they eat? And what noise do they make? Follow the simple clues, make a guess, then spot the animal hiding.

Ages 3 to 4 years

Walking Through The Jungle by Debbie Harter

Hike through the rainforest, scale a mountain, swim across the ocean, and still make it home for dinner. Rhyme and repetition make learning fun.

Anna Hibiscus Song by Antinuke

This is the first picture book featuring Anna Hibiscus and she is very happy in it. So happy, in fact, that she can’t quite decide what to do with herself!

Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

This book lets young children enter the world of the jungle and experience this wonderful collection of animal poems.

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson

Where is Monkey's mummy? It's not too much fun being lost in the jungle, and little monkey wants his mum. Kindly butterfly is keen to help, but they don't seem to be having much luck and keep finding the wrong animals!

Ages 5 to 8 years

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks…

Abigail by Catherine Rayner

Abigail loves to count. It is her favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra's stripes and Cheetah's spots, they just won't sit still. What will Abigail do?

Jungle Party by Brian Wildsmith

Python invites the jungle animals to a party, but he has a trick of his own – to lure them all into his mouth! Luckily, Elephant is there to save the animals.

My First Book About the Jungle by Wally Walster

This book contains information about many species of animals (jaguars, tigers, tapirs, anacondas) and plants (passion flower, vines). It will help your child learn about new species of plants, animals and their unique traits, as well as facts about the jungle’s inhabitants.

Ages 9 to 12 years

Axel Storm Jungle Fortress by Shoo Rayner

Axel Storm is in the jungle on a tough mission: to protect the rainforest from the evil Creesus van Marbles. Luckily, Axel's Uncle Monty is trained in survival skills.

Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. When Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, that’s when the tsunami comes crashing in.

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Mowgli is found in the jungle by wolves, who bring him up as one of their own. The jungle is no easy place to live for a man-cub, and Mowgli must learn its secrets.