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 following feature:


Tacky the Penguin BB

Tacky the Penguin

Helen Lester

Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Board Book (Series)

Ages 2 to 4

Houghton Mifflin, 1988, 978-0-547-13344-7


My Penguin Osbert
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Illustrated by H. B. Lewis
Picture Book
Ages 4 t0 6
Candlewick, 2004, 07631699-0

My penguin Osbert

Busy Penguins
John Schindel
Photographs by Jonathan Chester
Board Book
Ages Infant to 4
Tricycle Press, 2000, 1-58246-016-7

Busy Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Richard and Florence Atwater

Illustrated by Robert Lawson


Ages 8 to 12

Little Brown, 1992, 0-316-05843-2


Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly
Sebastian Meschenmoser
Picture Book
Ages 4 and up
Kane/Miller, 2006, 1-929132-93-X

Barrington Bear visits the emperor

Barrington Bear Visits the Emperor

Keith Szafranski

Picture Book (Series)

Ages 5 to 7

Small Bear Publishing, 2007, 978-0-9801662-0-0



Penguins penguins everywhere

Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere

Bob Barner

Picture Book

Ages 3 to 6

Chronicle Books, 2007, 0-8118-5664-X


Polly Dunbar
Picture Book
Ages 4 to 6
Candlewick Press, 2007, 978-0-7636-3404-9


Sergio makes a splash

Sergio Makes a Splash!

Edel Rodriguez

Picture Book

Ages 4 to 7

Little Brown, 2008, 0-316-06616-8





Liz Pichon

Picture Book

Ages 4 to 6

Scholastic, 2008, 0-545-02215-0



The World of penguins

The World of Penguins

Evelyne Daigle

Illustrated by Daniel Grenier

Translated by Genevieve Wright


Ages 9 to 12

Tundra Books, 2007, 978-0-88776-799-9


Penguins! Strange and Wonderful

Penguins! Strange and Wonderful

Laurence Pringle

Illustrated by Meryl Henderson

Non-Fiction Picture Book

Ages 6 to 8

Boyds Mills Press, 2007, 1-59078-090-6



Lynne Rickards

Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

Picture Book

Ages 4 to 6

Scholastic, 2008, 0-54508608-6


Where is home little pip

Where is home Little Pip?

Karma Wilson

Illustrate by Jane Chapman

Picture Book

Ages 4 to 6

Simon and Schuster, 2008, 0-689-85983-X




Melanie Watt

Picture Book

Ages 3 to 6

Kids Can Press, 2006, 1-55337-885-7



365 Penguins

Jean-Lu Fromental

Illustrated by Joelle Jolivet

Picture Book

Ages 4 to 7

Abrams, 2006, 0-8109-4460-X


365 Penguins
Little Penguin Finger Puppet Book

Little Penguin Finger Puppet Book

Illustrated by Klaartje can der Put

Novelty Book

Ages 1 to 3

Chronicle Books, 2008, 978-0-8118-6355-1




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