Topic Books about Rainforests and Jungles for children EYFS & KS1

Wild by Emily Hughes

A little girl who has known nothing but nature from birth. She was taught to talk by birds, to eat by bears, and to play by foxes. But one day she is snared by some very strange animals that look like her, but they don't talk right, eat right, or play correctly. Now she lives in the comfort of civilization. But will civilization get comfortable with her?

Monkey Puzzle

by Julia Donaldson

Follow lost baby Monkey as he encounters all sorts of (the wrong!) animals on his search to find his mum. A clever and funny rhyming book that also introduces an array of jungle animals through fantastic illustrations.


Tiger Tiger 

by Jonny Lambert

Old Tiger’s world is dull and grey, and all he wants to do is snooze the day away. But little Cub is having none of it! With bold and stylish illustrations, Tiger Tiger is a celebration of light and colour with an array of fantastic jungle animals.

The Secret Life of a Tiger

by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz 

By day, Tiger is a cat with simple pleasures. But by night his secret life is revealed – and it's very surprising! Find out about Tiger's unexpected hobby in this funny, warm-hearted book that reminds us that sometimes animals (and people) behave in unexpected ways.


There's a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom by James Sellick

When a little girl discovers an orangutan in her bedroom, she can't understand why it keeps shouting OOO! at her shampoo and her chocolate. But when Rang-tan explains that there are humans burning down trees so they can grow palm oil to put in products, the girl knows what she has to do: help save the orangutans!

Little Kids First Big Book of the Rain Forest by National Geographic kids

A delightful, age-appropriate introduction to tropical rain forest creatures big and small. Explore facts about the creatures' sizes, diets and homes, with a map of tropical rain forests around the world showing where the animals are found.


Over in the Jungle

by Marianne Berkes

Sing, clap, and count your way among enchanting rainforest animals This rainforest is teeming with monkeys that hoot, ocelots that pounce and parrots that squawk! It won't take much to have your class hooting and squawking too.

Once Upon a Jungle

by Laura Knowles

Step inside the wild and colourful jungle with this richly illustrated book that introduces the food chain concept through simple, poetic language. Learn how the circle of life allows the jungle ecosystem to flourish, and see how many animals you can spot hiding along the way.

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Night Monkey Day Monkey 

by Julia Donaldson

Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite worlds, exploring the jungle around them, they learn a lot - and they also learn to be the best of friends. 

We're Roaming in the Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure 

by Laurie Krebs

Three children embark on a day-long trek through the rainforest, discovering all sorts of exotic creatures in their natural habitats.


Rumble in the Jungle 

by Giles Andreae

Your class will love looking at the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of exciting jungle animals - including lions, elephants, chimpanzees, zebras, hippos and more!

One Day On Our Blue Planet: In the Rainforest

by Ella Bailey

From dusk to dawn, children will love spending the day with this curious young spider monkey, as he explores the bustling rainforest of South America with his mother by his side.


Slowly, Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth by Eric Carle

Slowly, slowly, slowly... the sloth eats and then, slowly, it falls asleep. "What strange kind of creature is this?" the other animals wonder. Eric Carle' s dazzling illustrations introduce readers to the beauty of the Amazon rainforest and the unusual animals living there.

Pongo by Jesse Hodgson

Pongo travels from the rainforest floor to the canopy in search for the bright orange sun. On his journey he encounters several sun-like distractions, like a curled up orange snake and an orange honey-soaked bee hive! Beautiful illustrations will lead children through an enchanting exploration of the rainforest.


Wild Animals of the South

by Dieter Braun

Through his beautiful and colourful illustrations, readers will be dazzled by the giraffes and elephants in Africa, koalas and kangaroos in Australia, monkeys in South America, huge blue whales in the open oceans, and many more! 


The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan.K Mitchell

Imaginations will soar from the forest floor, following the circle of life in this clever adaptation of the song -The Green Grass Grew All Around. The jungle comes alive as children learn about a wide variety of the animals and plants living in the lush Amazon rainforest.


A Day and Night in the Amazon Rainforest 

by Caroline Arnold

Experience one 24-hour cycle of animal activity in the rain forest habitat, starting and ending with - cricka, cricka! - a noisy toucan call. Enjoy her cut-paper illustrations, story-like text and features such as sidebars, fun facts and a glossary.

Secrets of the Rainforest

by Carron Brown

By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each page, young children will be able to discover the animals and plants that live in and around a kapok tree, from the colourful parrots in the canopy, to the sleek jaguar on the forest floor. 

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