Children love stories about the jungle – animals, plants and places all appeal to
their imagination. You can share this with your child with any of these books for babies
and children up to age 11.
Baby to 3 years
A Quiet Day in the Jungle by Andrew Weale and Britta Teckentrup
Explore a sleepy jungle setting, counting 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!
Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne
Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But as
she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits.
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.
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.
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.