The Hare and the Tortoise remains my favorite for read-aloud purposes.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile was first published in 1965 and remains quite popular! After a cranky neighbor puts Lyle in a zoo, he has a change of heart after Lyle rescues him from a fire.
National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Reptiles is a must for budding herpetologists. Young naturalists will learn about subspecies, diet, behavior, and other characteristics of reptiles familiar and uncommon.
Sea Turtle Scientist is part of the outstanding Scientists in the Field series, which introduces readers to scientists and laypeople working together to save animals and habitats. Sea Turtle Scientist follows Dr. Kimberly Stewart as she works to ensure the survival of sea turtles.
Snakes is a must read for those curious about what makes a snake poisonous, how they hunt, and more.
Looking for some awesome websites for young reptile experts?
The Virginia Herpetological Society has great identification resources for Virginia reptiles (click on "Animals").
National Geographic's reptile section is also a fine resource.
Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library