Lois Ehlert

Leaping lizards, marching snakes, a bear on the high wire, and others perform in a somewhat unusual circus. JE Fic Ehl

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Jos. A. Smith

After moving to a house in the country, Timothy wonders how he will make any friends, but his problem is solved when he finds an imaginative way to rescue a stranded circus train. JE Fic Smi

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Margret Rey

Curious George becomes the star of the circus after he inadvertently gets in the way of the acrobats' performance. JE Fic Rey

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

Marjorie Priceman

While her teacher Miss Splinter is lecturing her second-grade class about the exotic animals, clowns, and other performers they are watching at the circus, Emeline accidentally becomes part of the show. JE Fic Pri

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Bonnie Worth

The fascinating but sad true story of Jumbo, the elephant star of Barnum and Bailey's Circus, follows Jumbo's life from his capture in Africa, through his years in London zoos, to his days with the circus. JBR Wor

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Joseph Slate

A circus is planned in this kindergarten classroom. Young children create the show and fun is haved by all. JE Fic Sla

Ian Falconer

Olivia is definitely a pig with panache! Stylish, witty illustrations and a four-page fold-out capture the extravaganza as she regales classmates with tales of summer vacation when she “knew how to do everything” to save the circus. Brava, Olivia! JE Fic Fal

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

Peter Spier

A traveling circus arrives, sets up its village of tents, performs for the crowd, and then moves on again. JE Fic Spi

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

Ursula Hegi

A dwarf girl goes to the circus where she meets another dwarf and realizes that she is not alone. JE Fic Heg

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

Dayle Ann Dodds, Pierre Pratt (illustrator)

A circus clown's search for his partner leads him to the top of an acrobatic pyramid, found by unfolding the book's final page. JE Fic Dod

Suggested for ages 3 - 6