Books for Teaching about the Circus
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
From Unit Plan: Explore The Circus
These books are great for giving students a look at the different aspects of the circus.
Clifford at the Circus by Norman Bridwell
We join The Big Red Dog under the big top!
Curious George by H.A. Rey
The mischief-making monkey just can't curb his curiosity, and he's getting into all kinds of hilarious adventures because of it!
Scholastic Book Guide: Mirette on the Highwire by Emily Arnold Mc Cully
You'll love this set of reproducible activities, vocabulary builders, and effective management ideas for your whole class, small groups, and independent instruction!
Look for the following titles in your school library:
Circus of Colors by Lisa Hop
Deep in the Jungle by Dan Yaccarino
Elephant Baby by Ann McGovern
Elmer by David McKee
Englebert the Elephant by Tom Paxton
Never Mail an Elephant by Mike Thaler
A New True Book: The Circus by Mabel Harmer
Olivia Saves the Circus by Ian Falconer
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Randy's Dandy Lions by Bill Peet
Spot Goes to the Circus by Eric Hill
Tigress by Helen Cowcher