Jungle booklist

A list of jungle themed books broken down by age range.

Baby to 3

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

Explore a sleepy jungle setting, counting up the increasing number of animals until ten unruly puffer fish unleash chaos, leading to a rapid count down as the animals scatter. Little readers will love seeing how Cheeky Monkey's actions cause havoc -- can you spot him on every page?

Jingle Jangle Jungle Jingle Jangle Jungle
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 Handa’s Surprise
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. Handa walks on, wondering which of the fruits her friend will like best. But then, behind her, a goat charges into a tangerine tree and fills Handa's basket with the fruit.

Age 3 to 5

Walking through the jungle Walking through the jungle
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 in this selection that teaches actions, animal sounds and exotic settings around the world.

Anna Hibiscus Song Anna Hibiscus Song

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!! So she turns to her grandparents, her aunties, her cousins Chocolate, Angel and Benz, her uncle Tunde and her father, who each offer her a way to express her boundless joy.

Rumble in the Jungle Rumble in the Jungle
Giles Andreae

From the outset this book is an open invitation for young children to enter the world of the jungle and experience this wonderful collection of animal poems. This chunky board book edition of a bestselling picture book is packed with favourite animals. So come into the jungle for a noisy, rhyming animal romp all little ones will love.

Age 5 to 7

The Enormous Crocodile The Enormous Crocodile
Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

Abigail Abigail
Catherine Rayner

Abigail loves to count. It is her very favourite thing. But when she tries counting Zebra's stripes and Cheetah's spots, they just won't sit still. It's hopeless! What will Abigail do? A beautiful book by award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner, full of gorgeous illustrations of Abigail the giraffe and her friends Cheetah and Zebra.

Jungle Party Jungle Party
Brian Wildsmith

Python invites the jungle animals to a party where they will all perform tricks. But Python has a trick of his own -- to lure them all into his mouth! Luckily, Elephant is there to save the animals.

Age 7 to 11

Axel Storm Jungle Fortress Axel Storm Jungle Fortress
Shoo Rayner

Axel Storm's parents are rock stars - and they just want Axel to be a normal boy! But when he goes to stay with his crazy uncles, Axel always ends up stealing the show... 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. Can they save the Amazon before it's too late?

Running Wild Running Wild
Michael Morpurgo

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

The Jungle Book The Jungle Book
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 from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger - will he escape from his kidnap by the Monkey-People? And can he get the better of the evil tiger, Shere Khan?

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