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Endangered Species: Books

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The Atlas of Endangered Species

ISBN: 0520258622
Ages 9 and up

A reference book for middle grades and older, the atlas provides a world overview of endangered mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, invertebrates and plants. The crisis of extinction is organized not by individual species but by critical habitats, ecosystems and geographic areas, examined through the use of engaging graphics: full-color maps, charts, graphs, and photos. Also covered are the major threats to biodiversity and strategies currently being implemented to save imperiled species.


Through Endangered Eyes: A Poetic Journey Into The Wild

ISBN: 0893170674
Ages 4-9

Beautifully crafted dot painting and simple poetry create a deeply engaging book that introduces children to endangered and threatened animals throughout the world. Detailed descriptions of each animal and information about conservation activities are also included at the back of the book.


Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species

ISBN: 1426205750
All ages

This amazing collection of full-color, close-up photographs by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is accompanied by minimal yet powerful text. The photographs highlight 80 species currently protected by the Endangered Species Act in the United States.

Spider Monkey

DK Eyewitness Books: Endangered Animals

ISBN: 0756668832
Ages 8-12

This is the “go-to” science book for all ages. Wonderful photographs, illustrations, maps, graphs, and well-written text means this book has something for everyone. Young non-readers will want to look at the great pictures, like the one of the dodo bird. Readers will find amazing facts about extinct and endangered animals and plants. Adults will enjoy the thorough coverage of the topics from What are invasive plants and animals, and how do they impact and threaten other species? Such a wonderful book to have in your library! This hardcover version even has a CD of clipart.


National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More!

ISBN: 1426310226
Ages 8-12

Take a long look at this one. This is the mother of all animal books, covering 2,500 different species. Pictures, pictures and more pictures. Great explanation of how animals are classified, with chapters on migration, adaptation, and lots more.

Sea Lion

What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animals (Little Green Books)

ISBN: 1416971238
Ages 2-5

This book is a great introduction to endangered species for little learners. This poetry board book is just what little hands need, complete with flaps to reveal the mystery animal.


Almost Gone: The World's Rarest Animals (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

ISBN: 0060536004
Ages 4-8

Fun cut paper art brings a unique twist to a very important topic. Learn about the rarest animals on the planet. Find out what we can do to save them. Great book for the early reader.


Why Plants Become Extinct (My Science Library, 3-4)

ISBN: 1618102222
Ages 8 and up

Great color photographs and impressive diagrams partner up with the important science of endangered plants in a text-like format. Fascinating facts are found throughout the book. At the end, there is a quiz to assess what you have learned.

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