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Are you looking for new books to fill your shelves? You can find both chapter books and picture books on this list of fiction books about lions!
Check out the list below for some fun books about lions. There are no non-fiction books on this list. They’re all fiction, and they’re all fun! Kids of all ages can enjoy them.
They make great books for independent readers, and they work well for class read-alouds, too.
Fiction Books About Lions
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books and chapter books that feature lions. You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore.
If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Picture Books About Lions
The Lion & the Mouse
After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap.
The Lion Inside
Fed up with ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!
The Little Lion That Listened
Little Leo is a great listener. His listening skills even save his family from danger. But Leo refuses to roar. Will Leo find his voice when his family needs him most?
How to Be a Lion
Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. . . .
Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do.
When Your Lion Needs a Bath
Does your lion need a bath? When your lion needs a bath, you must be a little sneaky. After all, have you ever met a cat who likes water? Be careful…or you just might end up in the bath, too!
We're Going on a Lion Hunt
Time to put on your safari hats, says a teacher before leading her class on an exciting imaginary journey. Off they go! They slosh through mud, splish-splash through rivers, swish through grass, and finally come face to face with a lion!
The Happy Lion
When the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, wait—sacré bleu! Why is everyone fleeing in terror?
Daniel and the Very Hungry Lions
In this faithful and fun retelling of a classic Bible story, children 2-4 years old will discover how God protected his faithful servant Daniel from the very hungry lions. Along with King Darius, children will learn that God is the one true God who lives forever.
The Lion and the Little Red Bird
A little red bird becomes friendly with a mysterious lion whose tail keeps changing colors, in a heartwarming story of friendship, trust, and curiosity.
Chapter Books About Lions
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
Lions at Lunchtime
"Where are the lions?" Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister to the vast plains of Africa. Before he can find out, Annie starts to help hundreds of wildebeests cross a rushing river. Next they follow a honey of a bird and meet an awesome Masai warrior. Jack hopes any lions will just stay away. Jack is about to be very disappointed…
Little Lion Rescue
While on a field trip to the zoo with her classmates, Callie is magically transported to the Serengeti where she finds a lost little lion cub. Callie is determined to reunite it with its family. Is she ready to face the wild and help the cub find its pride?
The Mystery of the Missing Lion
Young Precious gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. While there she makes a new friend, a boy named Khumo, and meets an actor-lion named Teddy, who is starring in a film. When Teddy disappears, Khumo and Precious will brave hippos and crocodiles as they search for the missing lion.
Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer
A case of mistaken identity, a wild imagination and a love of storytelling leads Jelly to tell her friend Joon and the new kid she's just met, Leo, that she's a part-time lion trainer at the local animal rescue center. When the resident lioness, Mwezi, escapes from her enclosure and the kids look to Jelly’s "expertise" to save the day.
Akimbo and the Lions
Akimbo helps his father set a trap for a lioness that has been attacking cattle on nearby farms. But when the lion they catch turns out to be a cub, Akimbo must find a way to care for the young lion until it's old enough to be released in the wild.
Help children give a voice to their world by giving them a chance to practice language. Let them interact and create their own special imaginary world with Wild Africa needle felted play mat squares and animals.
This Lion Jigsaw Wood Puzzle is created for educational and entertainment purposes. The toy is designed to develop your child’s attention, matching, problem-solving skills, concentration, imagination, motor skills and more!
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