When fall comes, kids absolutely delight in reading these fun squirrel books!
In addition to offering a reading list of books about squirrels, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class learning squirrel unit study resources. You can find these squirrel books for children at your local library or use the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Fall is in the air and we are watching the busy squirrels run around, grabbing every acorn falling from our many oak trees.
The other day we spotted a black squirrel. My grandmother always hated black squirrels, claiming they were much more aggressive than regular squirrels. (You know those Indiana squirrels can be fierce!)
I actually believed this growing up until I was watching a nature show that explained a black squirrel is no different from a “regular” squirrel other than its coloring. Huh. Who knew?!?
Squirrel Books for Children
I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels): Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie series, is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. Zoom Squirrel has lost a front tooth! The Squirrels leap into action when they discover the missing tooth is a baby tooth! Do you know more about teeth than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel: Winter is just around the corner, and the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel has stored all of his acorns away. But he hid them so well that now he can’t remember where they are! Inspired by the award-winning board game, this fun, sturdy board book strengthens counting and color recognition, with plenty of flaps for little hands to lift and explore.
Those Darn Squirrels!: Old Man Fookwire is a grump who only likes to paint pictures of birds that visit his backyard. The problem is, they fly south every winter, leaving him sad and lonely. So he decides to get them to stay by putting up beautiful birdfeeders filled with seeds and berries. Unfortunately, the squirrels like the treats, too, and make a daring raid on the feeders. The conflict escalates—until the birds depart (as usual), and the squirrels come up with a plan that charms the old grump.
The Busy Little Squirrel (Classic Board Books): Focusing on all the charming features of the fall season, this sweetly illustrated story features country animals, pumpkins, leaves, apples and other signs of autumn. The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. Will this busy little squirrel ever slow down?
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep: If you followed a squirrel for a day, what would you see? Climbing branches, storing seeds, making homes in tree holes, and maybe even flying! Acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre’s lyrical text, paired with Steve Jenkins’s stunning art, offers a glimpse into this fascinating world.
Bird & Squirrel On the Run (Bird & Squirrel #1): Squirrel is afraid of his own shadow. Bird doesn’t have a care in the world. And Cat wants to eat Bird and Squirrel. Of course, he’ll have to catch them first, and that’s not going to be easy. Join this trio as they head south for the winter in a hilarious road trip. But watch out! Cat is waiting around every bend, and he’s one pesky feline.
Miss Suzy: Miss Suzy is a little gray squirrel who lives happily in her oak-tree home until she is chased away by some mean red squirrels. Poor Miss Suzy is very sad. But soon she finds a beautiful dollhouse and meets a band of brave toy soldiers. How Miss Suzy and the soldiers help each other makes a gentle, old-fashioned tale that has captured the imaginations of girls and boys alike for 50 years.
Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks: Take-Along Guide (Take Along Guides): An introduction to the world of rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts.Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Plus interesting activities are suggested!
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend: That lovable little worrywart is back. And he’s as scaredy as ever! In his latest adventure, Scaredy Squirrel sets out to make The Perfect Friend. Armed with a name tag, mittens, a mirror and a lemon, he’s prepared to make The Perfect First Impression. But just when every detail is under control, Scaredy’s Action Plan takes a surprising — and ?toothy? — turn. Will he survive this ordeal? Will he find his kindred spirit? Will he discover the true meaning of friendship?
Squirrels: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts Book About Squirrels For Kids: Help your kids learn more about the fascinating Squirrels with this book of fun things to learn about Squirrels. It’s fun, easy to read, and will definitely make you know more about these beautiful Creatures called ‘Squirrels’.
And for older readers, consider these fun reads:
- Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
- The Ember Stone: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #1)
- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World (A Squirrel Girl Novel)
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Squirrels Unit Study
In addition to offering a squirrel books reading list, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class learning squirrel unit study resources. These unity study resources may contain affiliate links.
- Scaredy Squirrel Makes A Friend Reading Responses
- Counting Acorns Clip Cards (0-10)
- Fall Lift-the-Flap Writing Prompts