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Pigs! Pigs! Pigs! Children's Books Featuring Pigs

November 7, 2017

Sit back and enjoy the porcine literature! This blog post, filled cheek-to-jowl with books about pigs, will make you squeal with joy!

How is a little pig expected to go to sleep, especially when her room is crowded with other pigs “on the pillows, on the floor, in the closet and by the door” doing all sorts of things, like “playing music, playing ball,” “cuddling and having a brawl”? In Goodnight Sweet Pig, a young pig lays down to sleep, but soon finds that her room is overrun with other pigs who have no consideration of her need to sleep. This fun book combines both counting and rhymes, with finely detailed illustrations done in acrylic on wood.

In Do Not Open This Book! an industrious pig is trying to write a book. But he keeps getting interrupted by the reader insistent on not only opening the book, but turning its pages! What’s a pig to do? Both children and parents will enjoy the humor in this story, especially as the pig does everything in his power to send the reader away. It is also a wonderful illustration of how storytelling is, in fact, a collaborative process

The Three Pigs is a rollicking retelling of the classic story. Yes, we all know the story, but what happens when the three little pigs decide to step out of the story and invite a cat and a dragon to come along for the ride? The illustrations in this book are a treat; watch as the pigs manipulate the pages to get away from the wolf and fly away on a paper airplane!

Finally, no self-respecting blog post about children’s books featuring pigs would be complete without the grand doyenne of all young pigs, Olivia. This little pig is a hoot. She is good at sand castles, avoiding naps, and wearing people out. She is irrepressible. She and Piggie-along with Gerald the Elephant- would be great friends.

All of these books, and the ones below, are all available at the library!

Klem-Mari Cajigas


In a former life, Klem-Marí was a Religious Studies scholar. She much prefers being the Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life! She wants you to read and share books with the children in your life, and for those children to see you to read as well. Originally from Puerto Rico, Klem-Marí also enjoys her cat, baking, yoga, and the works of Octavia Butler.