It’s almost Earth Day! Here are a few excellent new books about animals and wildlife conservation:
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo: An Expedition to the Cloud Forest of New Guinea by Sy Montgomery
Follow a group of explorers and scientists as they travel to Papua New Guinea to find a type of kangaroo that lives in trees.
The Wolves are Back by Jean Craighead George
For over a century, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem.
Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Christine Butterworth
Readers will discover the secrets of the endangered sea horse, one of nature’s most mysterious fish, through clear, engaging text and intricate engravings by the award winning illustrator of This Little Chick.
Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd by Karsten Heuer
Chronicles the migration of Grant’s caribou from their calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, describing it as an arduous battle for survival against cold, physical hardship, and danger from predators.
Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne
Before Jacques Cousteau became an internationally known oceanographer and champion of the seas, he was a curious little boy. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings combine to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring.
Old Mother Bear by Victoria Miles
A twenty-four-year-old grizzly bear gives birth to her last litter of cubs, then spends three years teaching them what they need to know to survive in their southern British Columbia home before they go off on their own. Includes facts about grizzlies and the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.