These books feature animals and animal movements.

The Animal Boogie

Citation: Harter, D. (2000). The animal boogie. New York: Barefoot Books.  Ages: 2 - 6 Grades: PreK - Grade 1 Description:  Harter’s The Animal Boogie invites readers and listeners into the jungle to see many of the different animals that live there: bears, monkeys, elephants, and leopards. The animals wiggle and shake throughout the jungle. Read More

Tiptoe Joe

Citation: Gibson, G. F., & Rankin, L. (2013a). Tiptoe Joe. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books.  Ages: 2 - 8 Grades: PreK - Grade 1 Description: In Gibson’s text, readers are introduced to Tiptoe Joe, a large brown bear who has a secret to share. Wearing his red sneakers, Tiptoe Joe walks through the forest inviting Read More

Ten Go Tango

Citation: Dorros, A., & McCully, E. A. (2000). Ten go tango. New York: HarperCollinsPublishers.  Ages: 3-6 Grades: Pre-K - Kindergarten Description: Ten Go Tango is a story that combines the concept of counting with a story of music and dancing animals. As the numbers progress 1 - 10, the appropriate number of animals is depicted Read More

Who Hops?

Citation: Davis, K. (1998). Who hops? San Diego: Harcourt Brace.  Ages:  2 - 8 Grades: PreK - Grade 1 Description:  Who hops? begins by asking this question, which is then followed by simple, full page spreads that answer that frogs, rabbits, and kangaroos hop. The book then asserts that “cows hop!” followed by an image Read More

My First Yoga: Animal Poses

Citation: Davies, Abby and Dormand, M. (2010). My First Yoga: Animal Poses. Cambridge, MA: My First Yoga.  Ages:  5 - 12 Grades: Kindergarten - Grade 5 Description: My First Yoga: Animal Poses leads readers through different yoga poses connected to animals.  The text is very instructional and informative, with corresponding pictures demonstrating each movement. Uses: Read More

My First Yoga: Jungle Story

Citation: Davies, A., & Dormand, M. (2012). My first yoga: jungle story. [United States]: My First Yoga.  Ages: 3 - 9; Also ideal for differently-able older youth, teens, and adults. Grades: PreK - 2 Description:  My First Yoga: Jungle Story invites readers to join the main character in a search through the jungle for a Read More


Citation: Cronin, D., & Menchin, S. (2009). Stretch. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Ages: 0 - 5 Grades: PreK - Kindergarten Description: Stretch is the third of Cronin’s books that features the same, cheerful, and active dog as Wiggle and Bounce. In Stretch, the dog leads readers and other animal characters first through Read More


Citation: Cronin, D. (2007). Bounce (First Edition edition.). New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Age: 0 - 5 Grades: PreK - Kindergarten Description:  Featuring the same dog protagonist, Bounce is Cronin’s follow-up to Wiggle. In a similar style to Wiggle, the canine protagonist bounces in a number of places, with a variety of animal Read More


Citation: Cronin, D. (2005). Wiggle (First Edition first Printing edition.). New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.  Ages: 0-5 Grades: PreK - Kindergarten Description: Wiggleis the story of a young dog as he wiggles throughout his day. The text asks children a series of silly questions, such as “Do you wiggle out of bed?” that are Read More

Dancing Feet!

Citation: Craig, L., & Brown, M. T. (2010). Dancing feet! New York: Alfred A. Knopf.  Ages: 0-7 Grades: PreK - Kindergarten Description: Craig’s Dancing Feet! encourages readers to get moving and to guess who is dancing along to the beat of the text through rhymes and images.  The book begins with “Tippity! Tippity! Little black Read More

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