Which animal do you see darting around the neighborhood during this time of year? Squirrels, of course! They’re everywhere and they are on a mission: to “squirrel away” the most nuts they can before winter begins. Here are some books about squirrels to keep you as busy as a squirrel.
Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert
A rascally squirrel has an indoor adventure in a city apartment.
Bear and Squirrel are Friends…Yes, Really! by Deb Pilutti
Although Squirrel‘s friends warn him that bears eat squirrels, and Bear‘s friends remind him that squirrels make a good midnight snack, their friendship remains strong.
Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamilton Ray
Squirrels on skis take over a town, wreaking havoc among the human residents, until a girl reporter comes up with a creative solution.
Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins
After surviving being carried off by a hawk, a young squirrel resolves to find his way home, as his best friends begin their search for him.
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel thinks about all the things that could happen to him if he left the safety of his home, but he has no choice when he accidentally drops his emergency kit.
Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
When grumpy Old Man Fookwire builds feeders to try to keep birds–the only creatures he likes–from leaving for the winter, he finds himself in a battle with clever, crafty squirrels who want a share of the abundant food.
Squirrel in the House by Vivian Vande Velde
A Squirrel narrates this story of a family get-together turned upside down when he climbs down the chimney to join the festivities.
Squirrels by Diane Swanson
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and life cycle of the animal that never seems to stay still.
Now that you’ve read all about these bushy-tailed critters, create some squirrel friends of your own! Peek-a-boo squirrel puppet instructions courtesy of One Artsy Mama, and pine cone squirrel instructions courtesy of About.com.