We love books about bats almost as much as we love bats!
They do such a great service to keeping the insect popular down.
In addition to recommending bat books for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom bat study resources!
You can find these books about bats for children at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Books about Bats for Kids
Bats are often seen as scary… but they’re really marvelous creatures!
As a kid, I remember setting up the folding chairs in the backyard just before dusk.
The whole family would sit outside and watch as the bats circled back and forth overhead.
Oh how we love bats in our family!
Have you ever considered putting a bat house in your backyard?
While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family.
But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same.
They live in spooky caves, in forests, even in the dark reaches of ordinary attics and bridges. They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 Reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around—and discover the bat’s unique place in the wild and in the world.
A breathtaking picture book by award-winning author Ari Berk, illustrated by mega-bestseller Loren Long, about a young bat setting off into the world using only his good sense!
his beautiful and touching coming-of-age story, with mesmerizing artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long and lyrical text from Ari Berk, conveys a heartwarming and universal message: No matter how far away you go, you can always find your way home.
This book presents fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species.
Though people often think of bats as scary, bats are really shy, gentle animals. There are nearly 1000 different species of bats, and they live on every continent except Antarctica. Some are tiny, but the giant flying fox bat has a five-foot wingspan! Popular science author Gail Gibbons also discusses the efforts to protect the world’s only truly flying mammals.
Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night!
Join the grumpily adorable Bat as he searches for his missing cherries in this vibrant and hilarious picture book.
Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species explores bats and their fundamental role in our ecosystems through lavish full-color photographs and lively narrative. This richly illustrated handbook presents bats’ evolution, biology, behavior, and ecology. It offers in-depth profiles of four hundred megabats and microbats and detailed summaries of all the species identified to date.
They live in the dark caves, in the forest and you can find it in the old building. They sleep upside down. This book is full of high quality photos and interesting facts about bats.
Carole Gerber takes young readers on an educational journey through one bat’s seasonal dilemma in Little Red Bat.
Red bats can hibernate or migrate to warmer regions during the winter. Should this solitary little bat stay or should she go? That’s the question the little red bat ponders as the leaves fall and the nights get colder!
A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of the exotic and endangered Bumblebee Bat. One inch long and the weight of a dime, these tiniest of bats are carefully protected; expert author Darrin Lunde takes us to their home in Thailand and provides a sneak peek into their world.
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Bats Unit Study
In addition to recommending bat books for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom unit study resources about bats! These resources may contain affiliate links.
- Bat Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- October Writing Journal Prompts – Community Helper, Spider, Bat, Monster, and Halloween
- Bat Theme Home Preschool Lesson Plan