It’s time to explore snails and we have some fantastic snail picture books (both fiction and non-fiction) for you and your tots to enjoy reading together. Add them to your nature table or book box and have fun learning, reading and finding out more about these fascinating molluscs. So here you go our pick of the best books about snails for toddlers and preschoolers.

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Best Snail Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Reading together is one of the best ways to encourage your child’s love of learning. As we follow the seasons and have a nature table where finds, treasures and nature study exploration is included we love to add some books to go alongside our feature for the week.

After finding some snails we set up a small habitat for them and added our favourite books to read together.

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The Snail and The Whale

When a small snail meets a humpback whale, the two begin a journey to a far off land! This adorable story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson is one of friendship between two unlikely animals is a fun story that your kids will love.

Check out our Snail and the Whale Story Telling Wheel Craft for kids to extend this activity further.

Are you a Snail?

Are you a Snail? follows a young snail who encounters many challenges as it tries to become an adult. Not only does this story teach kids about the struggles of growing up, but the intriguing backyard snail story also helps children understand the life cycle of a snail!

A Book for Escargot

The sequel to the classic story Escargot, this delightful sequel “A Book for Escargot” follows Escargot, a French snail, as he travels to the library. This heroic tale about an adorable snail is the perfect book for your snail lovers.

Sophie’s Shell

In Sophie’s Shell follow Sophie as she ponders some pretty big questions. This heart warming tale about a sensitive snail is perfect for shy kids who need a little help coming out of their shells.

Pilot Ray: The Tale of a Snail

Follow the story of Ray, the smallest snail in his garden in Pilot Ray: The Tale of a Snail which has a big dream to fly someday! This story is a great way to encourage kids to follow their dreams and follows Ray’s incredible story and how he reaches his dream of becoming a pilot.

Snail Trail: In Search of a Modern Masterpiece

This colorful snail asks for help looking for his favorite painting in this fun story. Follow along his trail in Snail Trail: In Search of a Modern Masterpiece and learn about different paintings as you search for his favorite one.

The Snail Who Forgot the Mail

The Snail Who Forgot the Mail follows a snail and how he learns about patience! If your child wants things right now, this story will hit home with a fantastic lesson for impatient kids.

Facts About the Snail

With fun pictures and facts, in Facts about the Snail you and your toddlers and preschoolers can learn all about snails from their habitat to their shell. It’s packed full of facts and pictures that your kids will love.

Everything You Should Know About: Snails

Do you have a little one who is curious about snails? Then they will love Everything You Should Know About: Snails as it is packed full of everything they could ever want to know about snails.

The (Kinda Boring, Not That Great, Pretty Super Awesome) Garden Snail

Snails are often thought of as slow and slimy. In The (Kinda Boring, Not That Great, Pretty Super Awesome) Garden Snail, we are shown how cool a snail really can be.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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