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As Night FallsAs Night Falls Bookcover

by Napoli, Donna Jo

This science-themed picture book is for the littlest nature aficionado. Bursting with vibrant illustrations, it offers an inviting look into the secret world of how nature goes beserk at night!


Chase the Moon, Tiny TurtleChase the Moon, Tiny Turtle Bookcover

by Jordan, Kelly

Young readers will witness rare and extraordinary natural event as a baby loggerhead hatches from its shell. With nothing but the light of the moon to act as a guide, readers will follow the newborn turtles’ harrowing attempts to outpace a series of predators on their march toward the glistening shore.


Bat and Sloth Hang AroundBat and Sloth Hang Around Bookcover

by Kimmelman, Leslie

One night, when Bat wakes up at his usual time, he discovers a two-toed sloth hanging next to him–on his branch! Can Bat and Sloth be friends? Sloth thinks so. Bat’s not so sure.




Meet Fiona the HipppoMeet Fiona the Hipppo Bookcover

Meet Fiona, the adorable hippo who became a worldwide internet sensation. Learn how Fiona came to live at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and what this fun, fearless hippo hero loves to do!





Midnight at the ShelterMidnight at the Shelter Bookcover

by Steveson, Nanci Turner

Written with a distinctively doggy voice, great humor, and plenty of heart, this novel from acclaimed author Nanci Turner Steveson is a perfect pick for readers looking for a touching animal story in the vein of Because of Winn-Dixie or Marley & Me.




Rescue at Lake WildRescue at Lake Wild Bookcover

by Johnson, Terry Lynn

In this funny and moving animals-in-peril adventure, a twelve-year-old girl and her two best friends determine to rescue two orphaned beaver kits–and soon find themselves trying to solve a local environmental crisis. Perfect for fans of Pax and A Boy Called Bat.




Kubi conoce a RositaKubi conoce a Rosita Bookcover

by Speyer, Erik

Rosita grew up in a small village, far away. But she never had a real home and was often hungry and afraid. One day she bravely set off to find a new place to live. Will she find a happy home with Kubi and his friends?



La vida secreta de las avesLa vida secreta de las aves Bookcover

by Lindo, David

Author David Lindo takes children on a fascinating journey, showing them just how amazing birds are, what they do for our planet, and how we can help them. It includes bird families such as gamebirds, flightless birds, and perching birds, plus amazing facts on how birds talk to each other, what they eat, how they find partners, and how they are able to fly.


5,000 Awesome Facts (about animals)5,000 Awesome Facts (about animals) Bookcover

Bursting with fascinating, fun-tastic facts, this treasure trove of all things animals leaves no habitat unexplored or unusual animal ability unmentioned! Ever wonder how smart a chicken is? Why a tiny island is home to thousands of venomous snakes? What sound a rhino makes when it’s happy? Find these answers and 4,997 more in this captivating and colorful collection!




Ocean Animal AtlasOcean Animal Atlas Bookcover

Take a deep dive into the aquatic world to see sealife as you’ve never seen it before. Ocean by ocean and sea by sea, readers will discover all the amazing animals that inhabit this watery landscape, from ferocious sharks and giant whales to multicoloured tropical fish, long-legged squid and strange bioluminescent creatures that glow eerily in the ocean depths.


Sharks of HawaiiSharks of Hawaii DVD Cover

With some 40 species of shark calling Hawaii’s waters home, scientists are seeing new animal behavior around every corner. Hopping from island to island, uncover surprising moments of cooperation, rarely seen hunting tactics and striking insights into these predators. Meet the Whitetip reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark and more through the lens of remote sensor cameras and drone technology.




Heart to Heart BookcoverHeart to Heart

by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

From His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mutt’s cartoonist and award-winning author Patrick McDonnell comes a powerful and timely gem of a book on how to heal our relationship with the planet and each other.




How Far the Light Reaches bookcoverHow Far the Light Reaches

by Imbler, Sabrina

A queer, mixed race writer working in a largely white, male field, science and conservation journalist Sabrina Imbler has always been drawn to the mystery of life in the sea, and particularly to creatures living in hostile or remote environments. Each essay in their debut collection profiles one such creature.




Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean Bookcover Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean

by Wicks, Maris

In this volume, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.




Duet: Our Journey in Song with the Northern Mockingbird BookcoverDuet: Our Journey in Song with the Northern Mockingbird

by Hoose, Phillip M.

The story of the impactful partnership between humans and mockingbirds, both scientifically and culturally over the centuries, written for young adults by award-winning nonfiction powerhouse Phil Hoose.




Whales: Diving into the Unknown Bookcover Whales: Diving into the Unknown

by Zakroff, Casey

In this volume, Zip, an enthusiastic beaked whale, is eager to share everything he can about whale pods by broadcasting his very own undersea podcast! He will travel across the global ocean interviewing a diverse assortment of whales and dolphins about their amazing behaviors and habitats, as well as their interactions with the human world. Can this one small whale tell the story of the whole ocean and the interconnectivity that affects us all?



The Lady and the Octopus BookcoverThe Lady and the Octopus

by Staaf, Danna

Born in 1794 in a French village more than 100 miles from the ocean, Jeanne Villepreux-Power pursued an improbable path that brought her to the island of Sicily. There, she took up natural history and solved the two-thousand-year-old mystery of how of the argonaut octopus gets its shell.



Ocean: Exploring the Marine World BookcoverOcean: Exploring the Marine World

Explore the diverse groups of fish and coral on the Great Barrier Reef, jellyfish from the deepest location on Earth and life in the polar waters of the Arctic and Antarctic. Learn about the dangers facing our planet’s oceans due to climate change activity and the dedicated efforts of conservationists to benefit our underwater ecosystems.



Do Animals Fall in Love? BookcoverDo Animals Fall in Love?

by Gathen, Katharine von der

From the expert Katharina von der Gathen, this book is a compendium of all the weird and wonderful ways the animal kingdom reproduces – courting rituals both elaborate and devious, extraordinary physiology, cleverly planned pregnancies, the most devoted fathers and the sweetest animal babies on Earth.




Mutts Shelter Stories Bookcover Mutts Shelter Stories

by McDonnell, Patrick

Author Patrick McDonnell pairs his heartwarming “Shelter Stories” strips with real-life, fan-submitted testimonials and photographs to provide an emotionally gratifying look into the lives of the millions of rescue animals adopted into loving homes each year. In this emotive collection, McDonnell spotlights stories of animal rescue submitted by fans across the nation.



This Book is Cruelty-Free: Animals and Us BookcoverThis Book is Cruelty-Free: Animals and Us

by Newbery, Linda

If you’ve ever wondered how you can make your diet cruelty-free, whether it’s ethical to own a pet, or if insects are actually important – this book is for you. Learn how to make the right choices to live a cruelty-free life and demystify the morals and ethics around animals and wildlife.




Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species BookcoverPlasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species

by Pêgo, Ana

Pêgo tells us how plastics end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans, shares plastic’s chemical composition and physical properties, and offers a field guide to help readers identify and understand this new invasive species in all its forms, from the obvious (fishing nets and water bottles) to the unfamiliar (tiny, clear particles called microplastics).



Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel BookcoverBeyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel

by Safina, Carl

Follow researcher Carl Safina as he treks with a herd of elephants across the Kenyan landscape, then travel with him to the Pacific Northwest to track and monitor whales in their ocean home. Along the way, find out more about the interior lives of these giants of land and sea–how they play, how they fight, and how they communicate with one another, and sometimes with us, too.

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