Enjoy this list of our favorite whale books for preschoolers. The mix of nonfiction and fiction books is perfect for ages 3-6.
Engage your children with these books about whales. Each one will make a great addition to your whale activities for kids.
Meet fun new characters or learn interesting facts. Either way, all of the picture books featured below will captivate children from cover to cover.
Whale Books for Preschoolers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about whales.
You should be able to find these books at your local library or bookstore.
If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The best part of this list is the fact that all of the books featured below are under $5!
Learn all about whales - from humpback whales to blue whales to belugas!
This book is full of information about whales from around the world and covers where they live, what they eat, how they stay safe, and more.
How big are whales? How do whales breathe in the ocean? Do they live alone or in groups?
Kids will read and find out the answer to these questions and more in this book designed for beginning readers and and animal lovers who can read on their own but still need a little help.
Explorers can learn all about orcas in this book full of fascinating facts, vivid wildlife photographs, and a hands-on activity about how to communicate like an orca.
Over the course of their 70-year lifespan, sperm whales will easily travel the circumference of the Earth in search of food and the need to breed and find a mate.
Males will travel as far north as the Bering Sea and as far south as Antarctica in order to find enough food to sustain their ways of live―up to 700 squid a day!
Along the way, these massive beasts battle 30-feet-long giant squids, and each other, to sustain their ways of life.
Which of these books about whales will you read first?
More Whale Fun
Toddlers will strengthen fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with this whale chomp bathtub toy.
These adorable stacking whales will help preschoolers practice matching numerals and number words.
Little ones will love making music while strengthening motor skills as they pound on this wooden whale bench and xylophone.