Penguins

Many children have a fondness for penguins. Their comical walk, dapper appearance, and often humorous behavior makes penguins endearing and appealing. Below you will find reviews of books that are about real penguins, and about penguin characters who can talk, form friendships, and be heroes. If you are interested in this collection of reviews you might also like to visit the bird feature.

Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems

Jory John
Illustrator:  Lane Smith 
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016   ISBN: 978-0553513370
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Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!

Bob Barner
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Chronicle Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-0811877244
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Gordon and Tapir

Gordon and Tapir

Sebastian Meschenmoser
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
NorthSouth, 2016   ISBN: 978-0735842533
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The World of Penguins

The World of Penguins

Evelyne Daigle
Illustrator:  Daniel Grenier 
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Tundra Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0887767999
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Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater
Illustrator:  Robert Lawson 
Fiction
For ages 8 to 11
Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 1992   ISBN: 978-0316058438
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If you were a Penguin

If you were a Penguin

Florence Minor
Illustrator:   Wendell Minor 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
HarperCollins, 2009   ISBN: 978-0061130977
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A Penguin Named Patience: A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story

A Penguin Named Patience: A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story

Suzanne Lewis
Illustrator:  Lisa Anchin 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2015 
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Penguins! Strange and Wonderful

Penguins! Strange and Wonderful

Laurence P. Pringle
Illustrator:  Meryl Henderson 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Boyds Mills Press, 2007   ISBN: 978-1590780909
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Flora and the Penguin

Flora and the Penguin

Molly Idle
Picture Book
For ages 5 and up
Chronicle Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1452128917
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Little Penguin: Finger Puppet Book

Little Penguin: Finger Puppet Book

Klaartje van der Put
Novelty Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811863551
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Baby Penguins Everywhere!

Baby Penguins Everywhere!

Melissa Guion
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Penguin, 2012   ISBN: 978-0399255359
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Penguin's Hidden Talent

Penguin's Hidden Talent

Alex Latimer
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Peachtree Publishers, 2012   ISBN: 978-1561456291
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One Cool Friend

One Cool Friend

Toni Buzzeo
Illustrator:   David Small 
Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2012   ISBN: 978-0803734135
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Penguin Pete

Penguin Pete

Marcus Pfister
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 6
North-South Books, 1994   ISBN: 978-1558583566
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Tacky the Penguin

Tacky the Penguin

Helen Lester
Illustrator:   Lynn Munsinger 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 7
Houghton Mifflin, 2008   ISBN: 978-0547133447
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