Balouch, Kristen. The Little, Little Girl with the Big, Big Voice. A little girl with a very loud voice has trouble finding a jungle friend to play with, until at last, she meets the one jungle animal whose roar is louder than hers!
Brett, Jan. The Umbrella. Carlos goes into the cloud forest to look for animals, but he manages to miss seeing them even though they have an adventure with his umbrella.
Broach, Elise. Gumption! When Peter goes on an African adventure with his beloved Uncle Nigel, who hopes to spot a rare gorilla, the oblivious Nigel urges Peter on by telling him to have gumption, while Peter keeps his eyes open and uses his ingenuity.
Carle, Eric. “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth. Challenged by the other jungle animals for its seemingly lazy ways, a sloth living in a tree explains the many advantages of his slow and peaceful existence.
Cherry, Lynne. The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest. The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.
Derrick, David G. I’m the Scariest Thing in the Jungle. A bengal tiger cub and little crocodile vie for bragging rights about who is the scariest animal in their Indian jungle.
Donaldson, Julia. Where’s My Mom? A butterfly tries to help a lost young monkey find its mother in the jungle, meeting many different animals along the way.
Freedman, Claire. Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones. As night falls in the jungle, all sorts of animals settle down to sleep.
Jan. Way Up High in a Tall Green Tree. A girl climbs a tree in the rainforest saying goodnight to all the creatures, but it is really her bunkbed as she settles down with all her stuffed animals.
Kim, Han-Min. Tiptoe Tapirs. Tapir and Little Tapir are the quietest creatures in a very noisy jungle, but when a leopard is threatened by a hunter they teach him how to move with a very soft step, and the other animals follow suit.
Krebs, Laurie. We’re Roaming in the Rainforest: An Amazon Adventure. Rhyming verse describes the activities of many of the creatures that inhabit the Amazon rainforest. Includes facts about the animals in the book and about the Amazon River and rainforest.
McKee, David. Elmer and the Monster. There is pandemonium in the jungle. A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it’s a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer the patchwork elephant is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise.
McMullan, Kate. Mama’s Kisses. A mother panda bear, elephant, leopard and orangutan follow their rambunctious little ones through the jungle as they try to corral them for bedtime.
Mitchell, Susan K. The Rainforest Grew All Around. Imaginations will soar from the forest floor, up through the canopy and back down again, following the circle of life in this clever adaptation of the song The Green Grass Grew All Around.
Murguia, Bethany Deeney. Cockatoo, Too. When two cockatoos meet two other cockatoos and two toucans, all the birds of the jungle put on tutus to find out if they can can-can.
Parachini, Jodie. The Snake who Said Shhh. When little Seth the snake is born he cannot bear the noises that all the jungle animals make, and when his mother urges him to speak, the only thing he wants to say is “Shhh.”
Robinson, Michele. What to do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot. Advises the reader on how to handle encounters with various animals in the jungle, where a mistake while avoiding one can attract the attention of another.
Sandall, Ellie. Follow Me! After they wake up, a group of lemurs follow their leader on a trek through the jungle and find things to munch, climb, hunt, chase, scare, and race.
Smith, Lane. There is a TRIBE of KIDS. Simple text follows a young boy and the many animals he meets on his adventure through the jungle.
Berger, Laura. Diego Saves a Butterfly. Diego and Baby Jaguar help a Blue Morpho butterfly return to the rain forest, in a book where pictures replace specific words.
Bergen, Laura. The Rainforest Race. Today is the Rainforest Race! The winner will get a big, blue ribbon. Who will win the race?
Cazet, Denys. The Shrunken Head. As Barney continues to recover from the chicken pox, Grandpa tells him the story of how Dr. Storkmeyer’s head was shrunk during a jungle expedition.
Dorling. Jungle Animals. Introduces animals that live in the jungle, discussing how they move, find food, and different physical characteristics.
Johanasen, Heather. About the Rain Forest. Offers side-by-side text for adult and child, as well as photographs of the rain forest and its plants and inhabitants, including lemurs, marmosets, and water lilies.
Lewin, Ted. Can You See Me? Various rain forest animals show how their camouflage helps them blend into their environment.
Lloyd, Jennifer. Murilla Gorilla, Jungle Detective. Jungle detective Murilla Gorilla has to find out who stole Ms. Chimpanzee’s muffins, and, even though Murilla appears to be disorganized and forgetful, she has a good idea about how to track down the thief.
Matthews, Rupert. Rain Forest Explorer. Zoe, an adventurous young explorer, traces her journey through the Amazon to her Uncle Renaldo’s rain forest research station, a trip on which she learns about the various people and animals who call the region home.
Pipe, Jim. Jungle Animals. Illustrates the different types of animals that live in the jungle, such as a lion, gorilla, elephant, monkey, snake, and parrot.
Breitrose, Prudence. Mouse Mission. When a timber company threatens to cut down the rainforest on the island of Marisco, Megan’s mom leads the effort to save it, with the help of the Mouse Nation. The mission takes the family (and mice) to England, where the trail leads to a duke’s palacefull of dangerous humans–and helpful British mice.
Disney. The Jungle Book. The adventures of Mowgli, a young boy raised by animals in the Indian jungle.
Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story. Presents three adventures of Mowgli, the boy reared by a pack of wolves in an Indian jungle, including “Mowgli’s brothers,” Kaa’s hunting,” and “Tiger! Tiger!”
London, C. Alexander. We Dine with Cannibals. All eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel want to do is watch television, but their explorer father takes them in search of El Dorado, the Lost City of Gold, and their long-lost mother.
Mikaelsen, Ben. Jungle of Bones. When sullen teenager Dylan Barstow is caught joyriding in a stolen car he is sent to his ex-Marine uncle for the summer, but soon they are on the way to Papua New Guinea in search of a World War II fighter plane and Dylan discovers that defiance is not asurvival skill when you are lost in a jungle.
Probst, Jeff. Stranded. (Series)Trapped for eleven days on a deserted island, Jane, Buzz, Carter and Vanessa must venture deeper into the jungles of the island, where they discover a secret and find danger at every turn.
Westerfeld, Scott. Horizon. When Aero Horizon 16 crashes in the Arctic, eight children emerge from the wreckage to find themselves alone and surrounded, not by ice, but by a mysterious and deadly jungle full of carnivorous plants and predatory birds–the other five hundred people from the plane are gone, not necessarily dead, but taken by something that lives in the jungle.
A large selection of Non-Fiction about the Rain Forest and Jungle can be found in the following locations: