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35 Preschool Jumping Frog Stories to Read Together

Are you looking for children’s books about frogs? You’re in the right place! Today we have 35 jumping frog stories perfect for preschool level. Young readers will jump (get it?) into the frog story fun at home or in the classroom.

Picture is a collage of pics in circles if frog book cover images from Kids Activities Blog.
Frog stories are really hopping!

FAVORITE frog stories for kids

Let’s read a frog story! Frog books with a silly story about sticky tongues, close friends, and a gust of wind can bring hours of joy to your frog lover. There is so much to learn about frogs. These frog stories will provide interesting facts about different species and habitats. At the end of the day, they might just entice your little learners to head to the local library to learn more about frogs!

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Children are always intrigued with their favorite funny books whether it’s a graphic novel or short stories about different frogs. These sweet story books all have a frog theme but by the final page, your child will have a new friend with the first book.

Kids and a green frog just go together!

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1. I Don’t Want to Be a Frog

Image shows a frog standing on it's back feet with it's mouth open wide from Amazon.
Cries of a wide-mouthed frog!

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty is a silly story about a little frog wanting to be different.

2. OI FROG

Image shows a green frog sitting on a log with a yellow background from Amazon.
It’s hard being a frog!

Oi Frog by Ken Gray and Jim Field is a rhyming book that begs to be read aloud!

3. Lots Of Frogs

Image shows a little boy with a distinctive red hat, black and white striped shirt and red shoes riding on a yellow submarine with lots of frogs from Amazon.
Frogs, lots of frogs, everywhere!

Lots Of Frogs by Howard Calvert is a great story about frogs during Tommy Fox’s school year.

4. Tuesday

Picture is of a neighborhood at night. A White House is in the background and a lit up clock in the foreground on a clock tower from Amazon.
It all started on a Tuesday night!

Tuesday, a Caldecott Medal Book and a Caldecott Honor Book, by David Wiesner is a perfect way to teach cause and effect; a great read for all ages.

5. 999 Frogs Wake Up

Image is of a large number of speckled frogs from Amazon.
999 frogs. Oh my!

Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura is a delightful tale of frogs and best friends.

6. Grumpy Frog

Picture shows a grumpy frog standing against a red background from Amazon.
It’s hard to be a grumpy frog!

Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere is a funny frog story sure to make your little one laugh!

7. A Frog in the Bog

Picture shows a frog standing on a lily pad with others around it along with snails with pink and blue shells. A tree is standing in the background along with others trees from Amazon.
Frogs are so very funny in the bog!

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson is a little frog tale full of rhymes.

8. Yoga Frog

Picture shows a green frogs doing yoga poses on a purple background from Amazon.
Let’s do some yoga!

Frog teaches us how to do yoga poses in Yoga Frog by Nora Shalaway Carpenter.

9. Frog and Toad Are Friends

Picture shows a frog and toad sitting in the swamp on stools with mushrooms and greenery and shrubs from Amazon.
Best friends are great!

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel, with an original release date of 1970, comes to life again in this 50th anniversary commemorative edition.

10. The Wide-Mouthed Frog

Picture shows a frog with it's wide yellow mouth open and one yellow eye open on a blue background with a yellow fly at the top from Amazon.
Wide mouths will catch a lot of flies!

The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner is a cute tale of a wide mouth and a sticky tongue.

11. Tiddalick, the Greedy Frog

Picture shows a green frog rolling his eyes at all the animals from Amazon.
This is one greedy frog!

Tiddalick, the Greedy Frog by Nicholas Wu is an Australian tale of a water logged frog.

12. I’m a Frog!

Image shows a pink pig on a lily pad and a grey elephant behind it on a green background from Amazon.
Let’s pretend to be a frog!

I’m a Frog! by Mo Willems tells of a different species, a pig pretending to be a frog.

13. Froggy Learns to Swim

Picture shows a green frog stepping off the shore with snorkeling gear to swim.
Let’s learn to swim!

Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London is a charming tale of a frog afraid of the water.

14. It’s Mine!

Picture shows three green frogs with one jumping and two on a brown log from Amazon.
It’s mine. No, it’s mine!

Leo Lionni gives us It’s Mine!, a frog story about learning to share.

15. Too Many Frogs

Picture shows a large family of frogs in a doorway from Amazon.
It’s a frog family reunion!

Too Many Frogs by Sandy Asher is a story of missing what’s gone.

16. There’s a Frog in My Throat!

Picture shows an orange tiger with a frog catching a fly in it's throat and a blue bird flying overhead from Amazon.
Is the tiger sick?

There’s a Frog in My Throat! by Pat Street is a simple book with 440 common expressions.

17. From Tadpole to Frog

Picture shows a green frog sitting on a lily pad with pink flowers and in the water beneath there are lots of little brown tadpoles swimming from Amazon.
How do we get frogs?

From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer is the tale of a tadpole and the life cycle of a frog.

18. Fabulous Frogs

Picture shows many different species of green frogs with purple, yellow, orange, and blue throats from Amazon.
What type of frog are you?

Fabulous Frogs by Martin Jenkins is a tale of huge frogs, tiny frogs, hairy frogs, and flying frogs sure to be a hit with curious minds.

19. Frog Song

Picture shows a red frog with grey webs on brown rocks from Amazon.
Red frogs are so cool!

Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson teaches us the songs of frogs from six different continents.

20. Tale of a Tadpole

Picture shows the life cycle of a green frog both under the clear blue water and above from the black eggs through the brown tadpole to the green frog from Amazon.
Let’s learn science!

Tale of a Tadpole by Karen Wallace takes you through the life of a newborn tadpole as he grows up to be a frog.

21. A Frog’s Life

Picture shows a white background with many green leaves in the foreground with orange frogs with spots, a red frog with black black spots, a blue frog with a pink head  and a yellow frog with orange splotches from Amazon.
Frogs, frogs, and more frogs!

A Frog’s Life by Irene Kelly is an exciting tale of the different frog species, from poisonous frogs to flying frogs.

22. Growing Frogs

Image shows a red headed girl with a red shirt and white dress and a flowered dress looking at a green frog on a blue rock with a circle of frog eggs to their right.
Let’s grow some frogs!

Growing Frogs, Vivian French teaches your little scientist the transformation from frogspawn to frog in this informative picture book.

23. Oscar and the Frog: A Book About Growing  

Image shows a brown background with greenery and a white kitten with grey ears and green frog on his head from Amazon.
Frog teaches Oscar about life cycles.

Oscar and the Frog by Geoff Waring will help kids of all ages find out how living things begin.

24. Tell Me the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad

Picture shows a green frog hanging on a green branch and a brown toad sitting on green grass against a green background from Amazon.
Are frogs and toads the same?

Tell Me the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad by Leigh Rockwood tells of the subtle differences between frogs and toads and how they are alike.

25. Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Picture shows five green and speckled frogs dressed up in silly outfits from Amazon.
Let’s go swimming with the frogs!

Five Green and Speckled Frogs by Priscilla Burris is a repetitious rhyming book with adorable frog characters for preschoolers.

26. Little Green Frog Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book (Babies Love)

Picture shows a green frog sitting on a lily pad with lily pad flowers all around in a pond surrounded by lots of grasses and a bee flying from Amazon.
Let’s play in the pond with the frog!

Little Green Frog by Ginger Swift is a chunky lift-a-flap board book perfect for a beginning reader.

27. Ribbit!

Picture shows a pink pig sitting on a rock in the middle of a pond with three green frogs sitting on a log and one on a lily pad from Amazon.
The frog says, “Ribbit!”

Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira is a tale of a little pig pretending to be a frog to make new friends. 

28. Little Quack’s New Friend

Picture shows a rock with a yellow duck on the left and a green frog with a white belly on the right hanging out among the grasses and reeds in the pond from Amazon.
Ducks and frogs can be pond friends!

Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson is a sweet story of how unusual friends can have the best fun!

29. That’s Not My Frog

Picture shows a big green frog sitting on a lily pad in a pond with a little white mouse with two pink dragonflies flying overhead from Amazon.
Its tummy is too squashy!

That’s Not My Frog by Fiona Watt is a great way to teach your baby about textures.

30. Surf’s Up

Image shows a green frog carrying an orange frog reading a book on a surf board at the beach with a grey whale in the ocean in the background from Amazon.
Let’s surf with the green frog and orange frog!

Surf’s Up by Kwame Alexander is a tale of two frogs going to the beach-one with a book, one with a board!

31. The Frog And The Mouse

Picture shows a green frog carrying a mouse on his back across a stream with pink flowers on the water's edge from Bedtime Short Stories.
The brave frog carries the mouse across the stream!

The Frog And The Mouse from Bedtime Short Stories will teach your little one a lesson on friendship.

32. The Frog’s Race

Picture shows a frog with a purple shirt and the number 14 and red shorts running a race in a park from Short Kid Stories.
Let’s run with Frog!

The Frog’s Race from Short Kid Stories is a story of a frog who didn’t listen to negative comments and won the race. It was all because she was deaf and couldn’t hear the discouragement.

33. The Frog

Image shows a girl kissing a frog prince in front of the castle as the sun is setting behind from Story Nory.
Kiss the Frog Prince!

The Frog from Story Nory is a story of a prince who takes a frog as his bride.

34. The Frog Prince: The Princess and the Frog

Picture shows a princess wearing a crown and a purple dress and pink flowers kissing a frog from Stories To Grow By.
Kiss the frog!

The Frog Prince: The Princess and the Frog is a spin on the classic tale of a princess taking a frog as her prince from Stories To Grow By.

35. Frog’s Starry Wish

Image shows a green frog at night reaching for the yellow stars that he sees from Story Berries.
Let’s reach for the stars with Frog!

Frog’s Starry Wish keeps your children reaching for the stars from Story Berries.

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