Why not take a walk on the wild side - and visit your local zoo? And while you're at it, check out these awesome zoo stories, too!
What's New at the Zoo? by Betty Comden
Animals in an overcrowded zoo beg to be let out while accidentally stepping on one anothers trunks, quills, and toes.
Who Works at the Zoo? by Alyse Sweeney
Have you ever visited a zoo? Many different people work at the zoo to make sure the animals stay healthy and visitors have a good time. Read on to find out more about what goes on at a zoo.
The Gingerbread Man Loose at the Zoo by Laura Murray
When the gingerbread man gets separated from his class during a field trip to the zoo, he uses his teacher's animal scavenger hunt clues to find his way back to them.
My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki
A day at the zoo introduces the different animals that exist in the world, where they come from, what their natural habitats are like, and whether or not they are endangered.
Curious George visits the zoo and manages to both cause trouble and make up for it in his inimitable fashion.
1 Zany Zoo by Lori Degman
When one fearless fox grabs the zookeeper's keys and opens all the cages, increasing numbers of animals behave in most unusual ways.
Life-Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya
Acclaimed wildlife photographer Toyofumi Fukuda visited Japan's premier zoos to capture remarkably vivid and detailed close-up photographs of 21 animals, from pandas and meerkats to giraffes, rhinos, and elephants (adult and baby). Each photograph is accompanied by a profile including body length, weight, and natural habitat, as well as fun facts about the animal.
Feeding Time at the Zoo by Sherry Shahan
Experience meal time for the zoo's animals in this Step-into-Reading series offering.
My Family is a Zoo by K. A. Gerrard
Everyone in my family has a special animal friend! My daddy has an elephant. My grandma has a bunny. My cousin has a kangaroo. And me? I have a bear! Pile in with the whole family--and more than a few of their favorite animals--for a special car ride
Zoo Doings by Jack Prelutsky
A collection of forty-six animal poems.
A Day at the Zoo by Sarah Harrison
Monkeys! Seals! Tigers! Check out these eight action-packed scenes to see what happens during a full day at a busy zoo.
Z is for Zookeeper by Marie Smith
An A-Z pictorial for children all about zookeepers and their role at the zoo. Letter topics include animals, brooms, disinfectant, veterinarian, keys, and locks.
What more ways to explore zoos? Check out this STEM activity featuring zoos: