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Animal and Nature Books for Kids

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Do you have a budding naturalist or zookeeper in your midst? This is the list for them.
The Great Bear Sea

The Great Bear Sea

Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise
photographs by Ian McAllister
by Nicholas Read
edition:Paperback

Following up the success of their first two books about the Great Bear Rainforest, The Salmon Bears and The Sea Wolves, Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read take readers on an expedition into the wondrous and mysterious underwater world of the Great Bear Sea. This amazing part of the northeast Pacific Ocean is home to some of the planet's mightiest and most beloved residents: whales, sea lions, dolphins, orcas, sea otters and wild salmon. Filled with spectacular images of this largely unknown part o …

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Saving Lives and Changing Hearts

Saving Lives and Changing Hearts

Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Enraptured with raptors? Love lions? Protective of pelicans? Rob Laidlaw's latest has something for everyone. Having exposed the cruel treatment of animals in zoos and the entertainment industry with his previous two books, Rob Laidlaw sets out in Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centres to show a more positive side of the human-animal relationship: animal sanctuaries. From a donkey sanctuary in Canada to a bear rescue centre in China, this book examines numerous efforts around the world to rescue …

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Dragonflies

Dragonflies

Catching - Identifying - How and Where They Live
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : insects, spiders, etc.

An illustrated guide to observing, catching and releasing dragonflies.

Dragonflies are as fascinating as they are beautiful. In this book readers will learn how to observe them in the wild and have them hover as close as their nose! Dragonflies and their close relatives, damselflies, have been around longer than dinosaurs and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. One dragonfly species makes the longest migration of any insect in the world. Dragonflies can be found in wetlands, fore …

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You Are Stardust

You Are Stardust

by Elin Kelsey
illustrated by Soyeon Kim
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

You Are Stardust begins by introducing the idea that every tiny atom in our bodies came from a star that exploded long before we were born. From its opening pages, the book suggests that we are intimately connected to the natural world; it compares the way we learn to speak to the way baby birds learn to sing, and the growth of human bodies to the growth of forests. Award-winning author Elin Kelsey — along with a number of concerned parents and educators around the world — believes children …

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Talking Tails

Talking Tails

The Incredible Connection Between People and Their Pets
by Ann Love & Jane Drake
illustrated by Bill Slavin
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : pets, zoology

From our earliest beginnings, we have shared our lives with animals. Explore the ties that people and their pets have formed from prehistoric times to present day.

With fun and fascinating facts, learn whether you are a Dog Person or a Cat Person, how to pick and care for your pet, and which animals are most closely linked to their wild roots. Discover purebreds and hybrids, rare and unusual pets, horses, birds, fish, guinea pigs, reptiles, and rodents.

Part social history, part "owner manual," …

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Alien Invaders

Alien Invaders

Species That Threaten Our World
by Jane Drake & Ann Love
illustrated by Mark Thurman
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

From killer toads, feral felines, and brown tree snakes to multiple invaders in Lake Victoria and the Great Lakes, Alien Invaders focuses on wave after wave of invaders that affect our ecosystems and the side-effects of climate change and modern global travel on our world today. Environmentalists and coauthors Jane Drake and Ann Love present the concepts of endangered species and biodiversity in this informative look at alien invaders and how they impact our world. From the days of sailing ships …

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Brilliant!

Brilliant!

Shining a light on sustainable energy
edition:Hardcover

Did you know that cars can run on french-fry grease or that human poop can be used to provide power to classrooms? Kids in Mexico help light up their houses by playing soccer, and in the Philippines, pop-bottle skylights are improving the quality of life for thousands of families. Brilliant! is about what happens when you harness the power of imagination and innovation: the world changes for the better! Full of examples of unusual (and often peculiar) power sources, Brilliant! encourages kids to …

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Down To Earth

Down To Earth

How Kids Help Feed the World
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

Kids all over the world help collect seeds, weed gardens, milk goats and herd ducks. From a balcony garden with pots of lettuce to a farm with hundreds of cows, kids can pitch in to bring the best and freshest products to their families' tables—and to market. Loaded with accessible information about the many facets of farming, Down to Earth takes a close look at everything from what an egg carton tells you to why genetic diversity matters—even to kids.

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