Books about the jungle

Monkey in jungle

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.