They box each other for fun and to show who's the boss. They can hop on huge feet at speeds of around 20 miles per hour. Some of them live in trees! Check out these true books and story books about Australia's marvelous marsupials.
The author of the classic Goodnight Moon wonderfully tells the story of a joey’s birth and growth.
A surprise birthday party planned for a kangaroo by his friends provides many opportunities for the reader to add and multiply various things.
A very, very boastful kangaroo brags that it can jump higher than anyone, but a teeny, tiny kangaroo cleverly wins the jumping contest.
Curious readers will find lots of details on the kangaroo’s anatomy and behavior.
Young Sue really doesn't like being a kangaroo, so she goes off to find something better. First she tries climbing the trees like a koala, but that doesn't work. Then she wades into the sea like a platypus, but that's no good either. Finally, Sue joins up with some bouncy, jouncy wallabies...and discovers that being a kangaroo isn't so bad, after all.
A fun tale for story time told in an appropriately bouncy rhythm. Includes a CD of the actor/author telling the story as well as an instrumental version to help enliven a read-aloud.
Sad Katy Kangaroo has no pocket in which to carry her son Freddy, so she asks all the other animals how they carry their children and finally goes to the city to find a pocket of her own.
Learn about 60 different kinds of kangaroos, including wallabies, quokkas, and pademelons. Wonderful photos!
This New True Book is a good choice for early school reports.
Part of the Nature’s Children series. This book is often found on Accelerated Reader lists.
This beautiful board book from the National Geographic Society is perfect for the youngest wildlife lovers.