What are the best nonfiction children's books about animals?

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    #1Owen & Mzee

    Owen & Mzee
    Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship is a nonfiction picture book for children written by Isabella Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu and Craig Hatkoff with photographs by Peter Greste. This was originally published in 2006.
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    Eric Schneider
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Owen & Mzee is a very cute nonfiction children's book about the friendship of 2 animals. Its the real story about a hippo and turtle that any child will love to hear."
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    #2Tarra & Bella

    Tarra & Bella

    Tarra and Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends is a nonfiction children's book written by Carol Buckley. This picture book about friendship was originally published in 2009.

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    Wayne Wheeler
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Raara and Bella is a fantastic kids book detailing the story of a dog and an elephant and an unlikely friendship"
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    #3Alex the Parrot

    Alex the Parrot

    Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story is a nonfiction book written by Stephanie Spinner with illustrations by Meilo So. This children's picture book about an African parrot was originally published in 2010.

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    Susan Gonzalez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Interesting story about a very smart bird and the woman who worked with him for several decades. The only bad part is that the story is sad. Sensitive children might be overwhelmed."
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    #4The Incredible Life of Balto

    The Incredible Life of Balto

    The Incredible Life of Balto is a nonfiction book about dog written by Meghan Mccarthy. This children's picture book was originally published in 2011.

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    Karen Bailey
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This nonfiction book is an incredible story of a dog's life as he leads his dog sled team through a blizzard. This book also has a movie and adult book adaptation but this book offers illustrations and wording that appeal to children. It will especially appeal to children between 2 and 7."
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    #5Wonder Horse

    Wonder Horse

    Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse is a children's picture book written by Emily Arnold McCully. This nonfiction book about an extraordinary horse was originally published in 2010.

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    Evelyn Watkins
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "My daughter is an animal addict. I'm serious, she is obsessed. Everything in her room is one type of animal or another. She goes on and on and is always spouting the weirdest facts that no one else would know. I recently bought her Wonder Horse to add to her book collection and she absolutely adores it. Now she would like me to find her her own wonder horse, so.. I've dug myself a bit of a hole."
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    #6The World's Greatest Lion

    The World's Greatest Lion

    The World's Greatest Lion is a nonfiction book written by Ralph Helfer and illustrated by Ted Lewin. This book with a lion's real-life story is a picture book for children. It was originally published in 2012.

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    Tammy Wells
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "My son and I read this over the summer to keep up with his reading skills and to keep his interest in learning new things. We liked the pictures and the writing wasn't too difficult for him to read himself as a first grader."
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    #7Two Bobbies

    Two Bobbies

    Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival is a nonfiction book written by Kirby Larson, Jean Cassels, and Mary Nethery. It recounts the survival story of a cat and a dog's journey during the hurricane.

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    Michelle Parker
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Two Bobbies is a really nice nonfiction children's book about animals. The pictures are well illustrated and really nice to look at."
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    #8Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

    Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

    Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse is a nonfiction book written by Meghan Mccarthy. This children's picture book was originally published in 2008. In this book, the author narrates the life of the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses.

     
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    Shreyas Venkatesan
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Great book, I read it to my kids and they loved it. They beg for it at least once a week and I'm forced to read it yet again. "
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    #9Saving Audie

    Saving Audie

    Saving Audie: A Pit Bull Puppy Gets a Second Chance is a non-fiction book written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent with photographs by William Muñoz. This book tells the story of a puppy who got rescued from Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring.

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    Sharon Zhao
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Although I haven't read the book, I can see this being a great story for kids. There's an easy to find theme here of not judging based on stereotypes and prejudice which is great for kids to see. I'm not sure how much detail the book goes into about the fighting ring. That might be distressing to children, but the story of the rescue is one kids always seem to enjoy."
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    #10Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch

    Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch

    Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch is a children's picture book written by Mona Kerby and illustrated by Lynne Barasch. This nonfiction book about a stray dog was originally published in 2008.

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    Carl Austin
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A great intro to non-fiction for little ones. My daughter reads this to me at least once a week and we have a great time with it."
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    #11Cat (Children's Book)

    Cat (Children's Book)

    Cat, is a children's book by Mike Dumbleton. Illustrated by Craig Smith, Cat was published in 2008 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers and offers 32 pages of illustrations about cats.

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    Anthony Miller
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is an excellent children's book which focuses on cats. I really thought the illustrations were well made and children as well parents will enjoy the book on many aspects."
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    #12Five True Dog Stories

    Five True Dog Stories
    Five True Dog Stories is a nonfiction animal book authored by Margaret Davidson published on June 1, 1989 by Scholastic Paperbacks. It follows the story of dog heroes as they go on adventure and suspense missions.
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    Diana Hughes
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A little too sad to read to my daughter. I tried to get through it with her but it was too sad for kids. it was also a bit too simple for my liking. "

Summary

Best What are the best nonfiction children's books about animals
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Owen & MzeeBooks 41 Paid
2Tarra & BellaBooks 37 Paid
3Alex the ParrotBooks 35 Paid
4The Incredible Life of BaltoBooks 33 Paid
5Wonder HorseBooks 31 Paid
6The World's Greatest LionBooks 30 Paid
7Two BobbiesBooks 26 Paid
8Seabiscuit the Wonder HorseBooks 26 Paid
9Saving AudieBooks 24 Paid
10Owney, the Mail-Pouch PoochBooks 22 Paid
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