Did you know kangaroos can leap up to 30 feet! And they move around in groups named ‘Mob’. These Australian animals always manage to catch little kids’ fancy. Kangaroos are the source of boundless fun and entertainment in any zoo. Create fun time with these adorable books about roos. The nonfiction selections are perfect for curious beginner readers.

7 Best Kangaroo Books For Kids

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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? What about lions, bears, monkeys – do they all have mothers? The board book is full of endearing paintings of mother and baby animals.

This book by Eric Carle is a perfect mother’s day gift. Just curl up in a corner with your baby, toddler with this book. (Ages 0-4 years)

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I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! is a sweet story about a child and her favorite toy. Every night Lily sleeps with cuddling her toy blue Kangaroo. But the toy gets abandoned when Lily gets other toys.

Read how Lily and her kangaroo unites. A cuddle-worthy bedtime story. (Ages 0-5 years)

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Where’s the Kangaroo? is a lift-the-flap board book for babies and toddlers. The book has five pages. Each page has one Australian animal hiding behind the flap.

Children love lifting the flaps and searching for hidden animals. (Ages 0-2 years)

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I Love It When You Smile is about the sweet binding a baby Kangaroo share with his mother. Little Roo is grumpy. His mother tries all silly things to make him smile. But he is still not happy.

Read and find out how does Roo end up smiling. The artworks are cute. They compliment the story well. (Aged 4-8 years)

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Cami and Wyatt Have Too Much Screen Time. It encourages kids to value family time. Cami Kangaroo and his friend Wyatt love to play games on their tablet. But what are they missing, by ignoring the world outside!

The book delivers a great message without being too preachy. The entire Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt series delivers good messages in a fun way. (Ages 4-8 years)

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Explore My World: Kangaroos is a great introduction to the world of Kangaroos. Kids would love watching a Joey grow – from its mother’s pouch to a fast-hopping marsupial.

Read about Kangaroo habitat, diet, and everything else. Each page has simple one-two lines with excellent pictures. (Ages 3-7 years)

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Everything You Should Know About: Kangaroos is for curious kids. Read about different types of Kangaroos. How did they get their names? How do they survive for long without water?

The chapters are small with easily readable texts. A perfect beginner reader book for grades 1-3. (Ages 6-8 years)

Kangaroo craft activities for kids

  1. If your child loves coloring, these Kangaroo coloring pages are what you need. courtesy: supercoloring.
  2. Make a Kangaroo paper bag puppet with dltk’s sites for kids. The template is given. You just need the paper, glue, scissor, etc along with a paper bag.
  3. Give this Kangaroo dot to dot activity to your preschooler. education.com has it as a free download.

Watch the read-aloud of the book The Purple Kangaroo By Michael Ian Black

courtesy: Hannibal Ferret Story Books!