Penguin books for Penguin Awareness Day

Einstein the Penguin

It's Penguin Awareness Day, so, we've put together a booklist full of books about penguins, so you can get to know more about the flightless birds and love everything they're about.

  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers

    Interest level: 3-5

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  • Lost and Found

    Author: Oliver Jeffers

    Interest level: 3-5

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    Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to fi…

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  • Penguin

    Author: Polly Dunbar

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Penguin

    Author: Polly Dunbar

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Polly Dunbar's illustrations are gorgeous and her palette stylish - from the endearing Ben's rosy cheeks to the magnificent turquo…

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  • Einstein the Penguin

    Author: Iona Rangeley Illustrator: David Tazzyman

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Einstein the Penguin

    Author: Iona Rangeley Illustrator: David Tazzyman

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 8+

    One day, Einstein the penguin turns up at the house of the Stewart family and they discover he is on a rescue mission. Funny,…

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  • Nabil Steals a Penguin

    Author: Nishani Reed Illustrator: Junissa Bianda

    Interest level: 4-5

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Nabil Steals a Penguin

    Author: Nishani Reed Illustrator: Junissa Bianda

    Interest level: 4-5

    Reading age: 7+

    Nabil gets more than he bargains for on a trip to the zoo. After introducing a charming penguin to his mum’s delicious biryani, th…

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  • And Tango Makes Three

    Author: Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell Illustrator: Henry Cole

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

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  • And Tango Makes Three

    Author: Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell Illustrator: Henry Cole

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 5+

    Roy and Silo are two boy penguins who live in the zoo in New York's Central Park. This is a really delightful story and the messag…

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  • Papa Penguin

    Author: Lindsay Camp Illustrator: Momoko Abe

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Papa Penguin

    Author: Lindsay Camp Illustrator: Momoko Abe

    Interest level: 4-5

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    When a little boy's dad is late home for story time, the little boy is a bit annoyed - so Dad tells him the story of Papa Penguin,…

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  • Me

    Author: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Me

    Author: Emma Dodd

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    A baby penguin realises how small he is and on each page he compares himself to the world around him.

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  • Five Little Penguins

    Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Holly Surplice

    Interest level: 4-5

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  • Five Little Penguins

    Author: Lily Murray Illustrator: Holly Surplice

    Interest level: 4-5

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    Join the adorable little penguins on a lift-the-flap walk through a winter wonderland in this sweet rhyming book inspired by the F…

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  • Monday

    Author: Anne Herbauts

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Monday

    Author: Anne Herbauts

    Interest level: 1+

    Reading age: 5+

    Monday is a penguin who likes to stay warm. When winter comes, Monday's house is blown away in a snowstorm, and his friends go in …

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  • Penguin and Pinecone

    Author: Salina Yoon

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Penguin and Pinecone

    Author: Salina Yoon

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    Penguin would like to keep the pinecone he finds, but soon realises that it was lost and isn’t happy in the snowy land in wh…

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  • Perfectly Polite Penguins

    Author: Georgiana Deutsch Illustrator: Ekaterina Trukhan

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • Perfectly Polite Penguins

    Author: Georgiana Deutsch Illustrator: Ekaterina Trukhan

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Most penguins are perfectly polite. But then there is Polly. This silly, chilly story will have little ones laughing out…

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  • Penguin in Peril

    Author: Helen Hancocks

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Penguin in Peril

    Author: Helen Hancocks

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    Penguin hatches an escape plan to avoid becoming dinner for a group of cats, who have kidnapped him from the zoo.

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  • Penguin Problems

    Author: Jory John Illustrator: Lane Smith

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Penguin Problems

    Author: Jory John Illustrator: Lane Smith

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    A little penguin is out in the cold, and he doesn’t like it: the sun is too bright, the ocean is too salty, and he’s t…

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