Little Library Bookshelf: Jungle Boogie

Are your kids (or you) anxiously awaiting the release of the live action Jungle Book? Well guest librarian Heather Blake from VAPLD is! She helps us bide our time while we wait with her favorite Jungle Books for kids.

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Earlier this year Disney released a live-action/CGI retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. If you missed it, these books will help your kool little gang get in the jungle boogie mood in time for the DVD release of the film on August 30!

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Favorite Jungle Books for Kids


Kiss Kiss! by Margaret Wild and Bridget Strevens-Marzo

Silly little Baby Hippo, he forgot to do something important one morning before leaving home! Sounds from the jungle him remind him and he quickly remedies the situation. Children will enjoy the different animals throughout the book as well as the repetitive text and fun sounds!




Hugby Jez Alborough

Bobo just wants a hug. He wanders the jungle asking all the animals he sees for a hug, “HUG!” But it takes just the right animal in his life to fulfill his request. Read this book and then, hugs all around!




Who Flung Dung? by Ben Redlich

A scatalogical who-flung-it! This book is rude, crude and HILARIOUS! Perfect for your little one who just loves potty humor. It might just crack you up too.






Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera

Climb into your boat and row row row yourselves through the jungle. Don’t forget to roar when you see a lion or snap at the crocodile! This singable book is great for bedtime too, with a conclusion that reminds readers  – “don’t forget to dream.”





I’m the Scariest Thing in the Jungle! by David G. Derrick Jr.

Who is the scariest of them all – little tiger cub or the little crocodile? These two adorable animals face off comparing their mighty jungle animal traits, wandering deeper into the jungle. But are they really the scariest thing in the jungle or is there something even scarier?! EEK!




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Here at the Vernon Area Public Library, we use the five early literacy practices — TALK, SING, READ, WRITE, PLAY — as the foundation for all of our storytimes. It’s never too early to start on these five activities to set the stage for reading readiness.

We offer storytimes beginning at birth, and all are welcome to stop by and visit — no library card required. But if you are a resident, you can sign up for your library card while you are here! Find our calendar of storytimes and other events.

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