Fiction > Picture > Animals/Pets/Insects

John Agard

Brer Rabbit, the Great Tug-O-War 

Kwame Alexander

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band 

Maya Angelou

Maya’s World: Izak of Lapland 

Starr T. Balmer

Scary, Scary Sasha

James Berry

Don’t Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a Bird 

First Palm Trees 

Arna Bontemps

The Fast Sooner Hound

You Can’t Pet a Possum 

Mr. Kelso’s Lion 

Petronella Breinburg

Stories from the Caribbean 

Ashley Bryan

Beautiful Blackbird 

The Night Has Ears: African Proverbs 

Ashley Bryan’s African Tales, Uh-Huh 

The Story of Lightning and Thunder 

Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales

Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum 

Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and Other African Folk Poems 

The Cat’s Purr 

The Dancing Granny 

Adventures of Aku

Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas Is You 

Faustin Charles

The Selfish Crocodile Book of Colours 

The Selfish Crocodile Book of Numbers

Selfish Crocodile Book of Words 

The Selfish Crocodile

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Imani in the Belly 

Gregory Christie

Trish Cooke

How Anansi Got His Stories 

No Dinner for Anansi

Pat Cummings

Harvey Moon, Museum Boy

Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale


Ruby Dee

Two Ways To Count To Ten 

Baba Wagué Diakité

A Hunterman and the Crocodile: A West African Folktale

The Hatseller and the Monkeys

The Magic Gourd 

Mee-An and the Magic Serpent

Karen English

Speak English for Us, Marisol! 

Charles George Esperanza

Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!)

Jim Flying High 

Bernette Ford

No More Diapers for Ducky! 

No More Biting for Billy Goat! (Ducky and Piggy)

No More Hitting for Little Hamster! (Ducky and Piggy)

No More Pacifier for Piggy! (Ducky and Piggy)

No More Blanket for Lambkin! (Ducky and Piggy) 

No More Bottles for Bunny! (Ducky and Piggy)

Princess Puppy

Ballet Kitty: Ballet Class

Ballet Kitty: Christmas Recital

First Snow 

Nappy Duck and Potty Piggy  

Little Red Riding Hood

The Hunter Who Was King and Other African Tales

No More Dummy for Piggy!

Kirk Franklin

How Do Alligators Praise the Lord?

Nikki Giovanni

The Grasshopper’s Song: An Aesop’s Fable Revisited

Mildred Glover

Buddy Heads for Home

Whoopi Goldberg


Lorenz B. Graham

Song of the Boat

Eloise Greenfield

Africa Dream

When the Horses Ride By: Children in the Times of War

On My Horse (Let’s Read Aloud) 

Nikki Grimes

When Gorilla Goes Walking

Rosa Guy

Mother Crocodile: An Uncle Amadou Tale from Senegal

Virginia Hamilton

Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl 


Dara Harper

No Glasses For Me

Janice N. Harrington

The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County

Busy-Busy Little Chick 

Gwendolyn Hooks

Can I Have a Pet?

The Mystery Of The Missing Dog

Langston Hughes

Sail Away 

P.B. Jeffrey

The Flyers and The Crawlers: An Anti-Bullying Book

Angela Johnson


The Girl Who Wore Snakes 

Mama Bird, Baby Birds 

Dolores Johnson

The Best Bug to Be 

June Jordan

Kimako’s Story 

Ricardo Keens-Douglas

The Miss Meow Pageant 

Mary Dixon Lake

I Love Bugs

Royal Drum: An Ashanti Tale

Spike & Tonya Lewis Lee

Please, Puppy, Please 

Julius Lester

More Tales of Uncle Remus: Further Adventures of Brer Rabbit, His Friends, Enemies, and Others

Further Tales of Uncle Remus: The Misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, the Doodang, and Other Creatures 

How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have and other Tales 

Sam and the Tigers

Kevin Lewis

My Truck is Stuck! 

Fredrick & Patricia McKissack


Patricia McKissack

Itching And Twitching 

Nettie Jo’s Friends

Where Crocodiles Have Wings

So Who’s Dr. Rabbit?

Who Is Coming?

Robert McKissack

Itching And Twitching 

Phil Mendez

Kissyfur of Paddlecab County

Kissyfur and the Birthday Hugs 

Tololwa M. Mollel

Kele’s Secret

Ananse’s Feast: An Ashanti Tale

Ruth Morris-Graham

The Happy Sound

Christopher Myers

Black Cat 

Walter Dean Myers

The Blues of Flats Brown 

Mr. Monkey and the Gotcha Bird: An Original Tale

Looking for the Easy Life 

The Story of the Three Kingdoms 

The Dragon Takes a Wife

Three Swords for Granada

Kadir Nelson

Baby Bear

Marilyn Nelson

Ostrich and Lark 

Snook Alone

Jerry Pinkney

The Grasshopper & the Ants

Dylan Pritchett

The First Music

Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Belle, The Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story

Desmond Reid

Dana Meets the Cow Who Lost Its Moo 

Dennis Rodman

Dennis the Wild Bull

Andrea Ross

I’m Bear: How Chester Got His Name

Sherri Graves Smith

Benny Beaver’s Game Day Rules 

Aubie’s Game Day Rules 

Hairy Dawg’s Game Day Rules 

Brutus Buckeye’s Game Day Rules

Counting with UGA

Nittany Lion’s Game Day Rules 

Purdue Pete’s Game Day Rules 

UGA Teaches the Alphabet 

Aubie Teaches the Alphabet 

Game Day Rules with Wally the Green Monster 

Cy’s Game Day Rules 

Counting with Aubie 

Big Al Teaches the Alphabet

Bruiser’s Game Day Rules

John Steptoe

The Story of Jumping Mouse 

Jeffrey Bear Cleans Up His Act

Bettye Stroud

Dance Y’all

Christine Taylor-Butler

A Pony to Love

Little Lamb’s Easter Surprise

Patricia E. Van West

The Crab Man

Donna L. Washington

Li’l Rabbit’s Kwanzaa 

C. JoVan William

Uncle Bear’s Mystery Valentine 

Veggie’s Bully #2

Rita Williams-Garcia

Catching the Wild Waiyuuzee

Sheron Williams

Imani’s Music 

Ken Wilson-Max


Max Loves Sunflowers 

Max’s Money 

Max’s Letter

Max Paints the House

Max’s Starry Night

Christine Young-Robinson

Isra the Butterfly Gets Caught For Show And Tell