Frogspotting in Kid Lit

By Kat La Mantia | April 14 2023 | Children'sGeneralAllBlog

Oh to be a little green frog relaxing on a lily pad!

Frogs are finding new fans all over the world who are enchanted by their strange but calm demeanors, their huge variety of sizes and colors, and their fascinating transformation from tadpole to fully grown amphibian. Their habitats by ponds and other water sources are lush, full of flowers and mushrooms and insects. Their musical ribbits create a soothing nightly song that makes the dark woods feel tranquil and bursting with life rather than mysterious and foreboding.

Adults and kids agree: frogs are just cool little dudes. Introduce your young readers to this amazing amphibian, or feed their ongoing obsession with PRH books all about frogs. From science facts to bedtime stories to textured touch-and-feel board books, there’s a perfect fit on our list for everyone who’s feeling a little froggy.

Top Frogspotting Children’s Titles

Fanatical About Frogs
Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail.
$12.99 US
May 02, 2023
9 x 11-3/8
40 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 7-10 years

Meet Frog, who starts out as a tiny egg. Follow along as it transforms from tadpole to froglet to fully grown frog in this beautifully illustrated board book for the very young.From a tiny, vulnerable spawn to a tadpole swimming away from hungry fish, Frog evolves before readers’ eyes in a fun, informative board book that explores the life cycle of a frog. A die-cut throughout the book emphasizes how nature is full of changes—and how a frog’s life is full of excitement!
$9.99 US
Mar 07, 2023
7-1/16 x 7-1/16
Board Book
26 Pages
Age 2-5 years

Hello, Frog
Touch, Feel, and Reveal
Join Frog on a trip around the pond and through the rainforest, filled with touch-and-feel textures, lift-the-flaps, and peek-through holes!
$9.99 US
Apr 05, 2022
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
Board Book
12 Pages
Tiger Tales
Age 2-5 years

Fabulous Frogs
Read and Wonder
“Rich in greens and browns and full of splattery textures, especially the frogs. Most frog books focus on life cycle, this one nicely highlights diversity instead.” — Kirkus ReviewsHuge frogs, tiny frogs, hairy frogs, and flying frogs hop through the pages of this colorful nonfiction book. Discover the Goliath frog, biggest in the world, and the Darwin’s frog, which has a pointy nose and holds its tadpoles in its mouth. Learn why some frogs are brightly colored and which one can bury itself in the desert until rain comes. There are so many kinds of frogs in the world — more than five thousand! — and all of them are fabulous.
$8.99 US
Mar 20, 2018
9-1/16 x 9-13/16
32 Pages
Age 5-8 years

Leap Frog
What’s that noise? The jungle can be a scary place for a tiny tree frog like Felix, and all the strange noises are making him a little bit jumpy. Help Felix find a safe place — and perhaps a special someone — so he can nod off for a peaceful sleep.
$14.99 US
Mar 24, 2020
9-1/8 x 10-5/8
24 Pages
Candlewick Press
Age 4-6 years

Go Wild! Frogs
Hop, splash, and ribbit with frogs in this delightful little kids introduction to these amazing amphibians!
$9.99 US
Jun 13, 2023
8 x 8
48 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 4-8 years

The Princess and the Frog Little Golden Book (Disney Princess and the Frog)
The Princess and the Frog, Disney's newest movie, will be an instant classic! It's a musical set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age and stars Disney's first African-American Princess. This Little Golden Book retells how Princess Tiana overcomes being turned into a frog and still manages to have her dreams come true!
$5.99 US
Oct 13, 2009
6-5/8 x 8
24 Pages
Age 3-7 years

Nobody Likes Frogs
A Book of Toadally Fun Facts
Why would you pick up a book about frogs? Nobody likes them!  At least according to Persnickety Q. Turtle.
$17.99 US
Mar 28, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
32 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 4-8 years

Frog vs Toad
Two amphibians vie for superiority—before banding together against a toothy foe—in a humorous, light-hearted fable about seeing past differences.Frog is a frog and Toad is a toad. They are clearly totally different from each other. So when an unlucky fly mistakes Frog and Toad for two frogs, the two are determined to set the record straight. After all, Toad is obviously stronger, while Frog is unmistakably the superior hopper . . . and before long, things start to get a bit heated among the amphibian population in the swamp. But when the two rivals have a close encounter with a snappy alligator, both Frog and Toad see the benefit of joining forces. Perhaps they’re not so different after all? In his authorial debut, author-illustrator Ben Mantle offers a laugh-out-loud look at putting aside differences and celebrating the fact that friends come in all shapes and sizes.
$17.99 US
Jul 05, 2022
10-5/8 x 9-13/16
32 Pages
Age 3-7 years