E Is For Elephant

Feb 9, 2022

An African elephant can weigh 13,000 pounds which means an elephant weighs as much as 41,600 books! That is a lot of books! There are not that many books on this list, but there is still plenty to learn and enjoy. Check out these stories all starring elephants.

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Board Books

Animal Babies (2013) by Susan Rich Brooke

Little Elephant Listens (2014) by Michael Dahl

Where Are You Tiger? : A Plastic-Free Touch and Feel Book (2020) by Rachael Hare

Baby Love (2019) by Sandra Magsamen

The Elephant Alphabet Book (2006) by Gene Yates

Picture Books

How to Find an Elephant (2017) by Kate Banks

The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant (1960) by Jean de Brunhoff

Little Elliot, Big City (2014) by Mike Curato

Zola’s Elephant (2018) by Randall de Sève

Draw Me a Story (2020) by Beth Ferry

The One and Only Ivan: New Friends (2020) by Colin Hosten

Walt Disney’s Dumbo (2004) by Walt Disney Productions

Tabitha and Fritz Trade Places (2021) by Katie Frawley

A Parade of Elephants (2018) by Kevin Henkes

The Saggy Baggy Elephant (1974) by K. and B. Jackson

Elephants Walk Together (2017) by Cheryl Lawton Malone

Strictly No Elephants (2015) by Lisa Mantchev

Five Minutes’ Peace (1986) by Jill Murphy

Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing (2005) by April Jones Prince

What to Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot (2012) by Michelle Robinson

Horton Hears a Who! (1982) by Dr. Seuss

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise (2018) by David Ezra Stein

“Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” (1971) by Patricia Thomas

To Catch an Elephant (2019) by Vanessa Westgate

Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

Easy Readers

The Blind Men and the Elephant (1992) by Karen Backstein

Here Comes Kate (2000) by Kay Chora

Can I Have a Pet Elephant? (2019) by Michou Franco

The Best Seat in First Grade (2020) by Katharine Kenah

My “E” Sound Box (2018) by Jane Belk Moncure

Easy Nonfiction

The Elephant (2018) by Jenni Desmond

The Truth about Elephants (2018) by Maxwell Eaton III

Elephants of Africa (2021) by Gail Gibbons

Baby Elephant Joins the Herd (2019) by Ben Richmond

She Leads: The Elephant Matriarch (2020) by June Smalls

If Elephants Disappeared (2019) by Lily Williams

All About Baby African Elephants (2022) by Martha E.H. Rustad

Juvenile Nonfiction

The Elephant Scientist (2011) by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson

How to Track an Elephant (2014) by Henry Owens

Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation (2019) by Patricia Newman

How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild (2017) by Katherine Roy

The Elephant Doctor of India (2021) by Janie Chodosh

Fiction & Graphic Novels

The One and Only Ivan (2012) by Katherine Applegate

The Magician’s Elephant (2009) by Kate DiCamillo

Tua and the Elephant (2012) by R.P. Harris

Broken Pride (2017) by Erin Hunter

Chained (2012) by Lynne Kelly

A Tale Magnolious (2019) by Suzanne Nelson

The Elephant’s Girl (2020) by Celesta Rimington

The Elephant in the Room (2021) by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Elephant Run (2007) by Roland Smith

Disney Dumbo: Friends in High Places (2019) by Walt Disney Enterprises

Español y Bilingüe

El Pequeño Elliot y su Gran Día (2017) por Mike Curato

Los Libros de Elefante y Cerdita por Mo Willems

I’m Too Big = Soy Demasiado Grande (1994) por Lone Morton

Elisa la Elefanta (2007) por Jan Latta



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