April is National Frog Month! Learn all about frogs with these fun and interesting books while celebrating these slippery creatures.
Frogs by Marfé Ferguson Delano
Describes the variety of frogs that exist all around the world, how they grow from eggs to tadpoles to frogs, what they eat, and how they avoid being eaten by other animals.
So Cool!: Frogs by Crispin Boyer
Some are see-through. Some are poisonous. Some are totally slimy and sticky. Let’s face it, frogs are so cool! In this hilarious and absolutely ribbit-ing series from National Geographic Kids, your favorite cool creatures get their turn at center stage! With awesome action shots, fierce froggy facts, and wicked wit, So cool! is the must-own collectible series for every animal lover!
Tadpoles and Frogs by Anna Milbourne
Traces the growth of a tadpole into a full-grown frog, describes the many different types of frogs, and tells how they eat and live.
The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner
Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.
Endangered Frogs by Molly Aloian & Bobbie Kalman
Frogs have been living on Earth for millions of Years. These amazing amphibians live both in water and on land and require not one, but two, safe and healthy habitats in which to live and find food. Endangered Frogs informs children about how sensitive frogs are to changes in their environments and why people need to protect them.
A Frog’s Life by Irene Kelly
This exciting survey of the world’s frog species will introduce children to varieties as diverse as the golden poison frog (the planet’s most toxic animal), the Amau frog (so tiny it’s no bigger than a housefly), and the Chinese gliding frog (which can ‘fly’ up to 17 feet). Their different hunting techniques, preferred foods, body types, and methods of defense are covered, as are the universal basics of the frog life cycle.
Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman
With magical, concise and perceptive poems, Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman captures the life of a tree frog in an intimate and moving way. A master of the science note, her fascinating sidebars help bind the twin poems together and ground our perspective.The narrator’s connection with this small creature brings solace, comfort, and a sense of mystery
Frogs!: Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle
Provides information about frogs and toads, including different species, habitat, and life cycle.
Red-Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley
This frog found in the rainforest of Central America spends the night searching for food while also being careful not to become dinner for some other animal.
The Wild Life of Frogs by Camilla de la Bedoyere
Readers will leap into this informative, colorful book about frogs. Fun, accessible text introduces readers to a variety of frog species, including the horned frog and deadly poison dart frog! Accompanied by stunning photographs, this book explores frog habitats and showcases interesting facts about their anatomy, behavior, life cycles, and the sounds they make. Jokes, puzzles, activities, and a retelling of The Frog Prince by the Brothers Grimm are sure to keep readers interested.
Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins
Looks at all kinds of frogs, from exotic species to the common greenish-brown specimens found in backyards, discussing their characteristics, life cycles, and habitats.
The Frog Book by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
An introduction to an assortment of the world’s frog species discusses their colors, shapes, and sizes; many different habitats; their lifecycle; and how they find food, escape danger, and attract a mate.
From Tadpole to Frog by Shannon Zemlicka
Follows the development of a frog from the egg its mother lays, to the tadpole that swims underwater, to the fully developed frog that hops on land.
The Mystery of Darwin’s Frog by Marty Crump
Explores the scientific relevance of an exotic frog discovered by Charles Darwin in 1834, describing how researchers came to the surprising realization that the males of the species care for their developing young.
Frogs by Gail Gibbons
An introduction to frogs, discussing their tadpole beginnings, noises they make, their hibernation, body parts, and how they differ from toads.