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The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

The True Adventures of Coola and Grinder

by Shelley Hrdlitschka & Rae Schidlo
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: bears, animal welfare, zoology

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A beautifully illustrated and educational children's book that tells the true life story of Grouse Mountain's famous resident grizzly bears.

Coola and Grinder are two adult grizzly bears living at the “peak of Vancouver” on Grouse Mountain. For the past eighteen years they have been among the mount …

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A Home Away from Home

True Stories of Wild Animal Sanctuaries

by Nicholas Read
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: animal welfare, hippos & rhinos, apes, monkeys, etc.

An informative book for middle-grade readers about sanctuaries across North America that rescue wild animals and provide them with safe places to live.

Years ago, most major cities in North America had zoos full of exotic or wild animals in tiny cages. It was also not uncommon for wild animals to be kept as pets or trained to perform in circuses. To …

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Bringing Back the Blue Iguana

by Ruth Daly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: endangered, reptiles & amphibians, animal welfare

The Grand Cayman blue iguana is named after the small island in the Caribbean Sea on which it lives. The largest reptile on the island, it had few predators until people arrived. Habitat loss and invasive species quickly diminished the blue iguana population to fewer than 25 by 2005. This captivating book traces the iguana’s remarkable journey ba …

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Bringing Back the California Condor

by Rachel Stuckey
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: endangered, animal welfare, birds

The California Condor is one of North America’s largest birds. These mighty scavengers were nearly wiped out by habitat loss, poaching, and lead poisoning. In 1982, only 22 California Condors remained in the wild! In this engaging book, readers will learn about the captive breeding programs, public education, and other conservation efforts that h …

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Bringing Back the Southern White Rhino

by Ruth Daly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: endangered, mammals, animal welfare

Once thought to be extinct in the wild, the southern white rhino is now classified as near threatened and lives mostly on protected reserves. Over 100 years of conservation efforts have made it the only rhino of the five rhino species not listed as endangered. This engaging book explores how habitat loss and relentless poaching for their horns near …

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Bringing Back the Island Fox

by Rachel Stuckey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: endangered, mammals, animal welfare

Less than two decades ago, four Island Fox subspecies faced extinction. Human activities, including pollution and the introduction of invasive species, threw the Channel Islands’ ecosystem out of balance. Thanks to the concerted efforts of wildlife biologists, government officials, and others, the island fox has made the fastest recovery of any m …

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