Printables for use with Children's Books
- Preschool and up: Read a number of penguin children's books to the children over the course of a few days. Give each child a "penguin graph" page. Have the children write the titles of 2 to 4 books on their page. Then have them wander around the classroom and ask their classmates which of their titles was the classmate's favorite. Have them mark the favorite on the graph paper box to track the most popular title.
- Kindergarten and up: Have the children read one of the penguin books (either fiction or non-fiction). Give each child 2 or 3 lined "penguin pages" to write a short book report.
- Kindergarten and up: After reading a number of fiction and non-fiction works, have the children write what it might be like to have a penguin living in their house -- food needs, temperature, playtime, etc would all be topics they could address. Alternatively, you could have them write what they like about penguins.
- Grade 1 and up: Use some of the non-fiction penguin books (or KidZone's Penguin Facts) to do research about penguins. Give each child 2 or 3 lined "penguin pages" to write down some of the information they've learned.
Books for Children
- A Penguin Year by S. Bonner
- Cinderella Penguin by Janet Perlman
- Cuddly Dudley by Jez Alborough
- Little Penguin's Tale by Audrey Wood
- Penguin Pete by Marcus Pfister
- Penguin Pete, Ahoy by Marcus Pfister
- Penguin Pete and Pat by Marcus Pfister
- Penguin Pete's New Friends by Marcus Pfister
- The Penguins Are Coming! by R. Penney
- Tacky the Penguin by Helen Leister
- Three Cheers for Tacky by Helen Leister