Crocodiles are the largest reptiles on earth. They are massive, awe-inspiring, and fascinating to read about. Alligators and crocodiles are hugely popular with kids. Just go over to the crocodile area in your next zoo visit and you will know! Check out these fun stories and nonfiction books for toddlers, beginner readers to primary graders.
Alligators & Crocodiles Books For Kids
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Here is a great collection of crocodiles & alligator books for kids that will help your little one learn more about these animals.
You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.
The Selfish Crocodile is a story with a moral lesson. A crocodile does not want any other forest animals in its water. It threatens them of eating alive. The animals are scared and stay out of the crocodile’s way.
But one morning the crocodile is in lots of pain. Find out how a small animal helps the crocodile. (Ages Baby-5 years)
Hector the Alligator loves to play games, play guitar, eat. Kids can easily relate to the non-scary alligator.
The rhyming story is a perfect bedtime read for young ones. (Ages 1-4 years)
Fun Fact: When a crocodile closes its mouth, all teeth are still visible. However you can not see an alligator’s teeth with its mouth shut
Counting Crocodiles A monkey spots a banana tree in a fairway island. But to go there it has to cross crocodile-infected water. So the monkey comes up with a plan.
It tricks the crocodiles to make a bridge. The book helps practice counting for preschoolers. A fun rhyming book, perfect for read-aloud. (Ages 4-7 years)
The Crocodile Who Swallowed The Sun teaches kids about a lesson on diplomacy. The crocodile has swallowed the sun. And it is selfishly keeping it. Now all the other animals have to live in the dark. So the animals get together to work on a plan.
The story is filled with whimsical drawings of different animals characters. A rhyming story that kids of all ages are sure to enjoy. (Ages 4-9 years)
Fun Facts: Crocodiles eat only meat. A recent study found that they also consume fruits.
Alligators and Crocodiles Can’t Chew! Did you know! A nonfiction book for future reptile experts. It is filled with amazing bite-sized information that kids can easily read. The pages include fun facts and trivia. The pictures are bright and colorful.
Children will also read about the conservation stories about these animals. (Ages 5-7 years)
The Christmas Crocodile is a fun read for the entire family. Alice Jayne finds a real crocodile under the Christmas tree. Now the entire family chips in about what to do with the crocodile. Sending to the zoo, or what about Africa!
The discussion continues while the crocodile happy chomps away all the stuff around, even the Christmas tree. Alice has another plan. Let’s read and find out what happens. (Ages 4-8 years)
Fun Fact: A crocodile has the strongest bite. Roughly 5000 pounds of pressure per square inch
Alligators and Crocodiles is a nonfiction book for beginner readers. The pages are filled with real colorful images of reptiles and crocodiles, along with interesting facts.
The book is broken down into small chapters. Each chapter contains one specific info. So, while one chapter deals with how crocodiles and alligators are different from each other. Another talks about their food habit, and so on. (Ages 5-8 years)
Crocodile Activities For Kids
- Make this cool crocodile posicle stick craft in 10 easy steps | Mas&pas
- Help your child make this paper cup alligator puppet. A very own handcfarted one! Danielles place
- A bunch of crocodile crafts to do with your preschooler | easypeasyandfun