Suggested Reading List

Following are suggested books about endangered species for young and adult readers. We will continue to add to this list.

Book Recommendations for Pre-Kindergarten

Gone Wild (Caldecott Honor Book), David McLimans

Wolf!, Becky Bloom

Hush Little Polar Bear, Jeff Mack

Polar Bear Night, Lauren Thompson & Stephen Savage

Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow, Marianne Berkes

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, Marianne Berkes

Book Recommendations for Grades K -5

The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale, Lydia Dabcovich

Amazing Arctic Animals (All Aboard Science Reader), by Jackie Glassman

Don’t Let Them Disappear, Chelsea Clinton and Gianna Marino

Eyewitness: Endangered Animals, Ben Hoare

The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation, Patricia Newman

Whales, Seymour Simon

Can We Save Them? Endangered Species of North America, David Dobson

Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals, Steve Jenkins

Will We Miss Them?, Alexandra Wright

The Best Book of Endangered and Extinct Animals, Christiane Gunzi

The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Patrick Ching

Endangered Bats (Earth’s Endangered Animals), Bobbie Kalman

Endangered Wolves, Bobbie Kalman

Book Recommendations for Grades 6-12

Wolves of the Beyond, Kathryn Lasky

Through Endangered Eyes, Rachel Dillon

Lost Wild America: The Story of Our Extinct and Vanishing Wildlife, Robert M. McClung

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, Phillip M. Hoose

Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved An Ecosystem, Patricia Neweman

Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams &, Mark Carwardine

The Atlas of Endangered Animals, Richard MacKay

Book Recommendations for Adults

Our Wild Calling, Richard Louv

Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv

Rare, Joel Sartore

National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals, Joel Sartore

Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, Joe Roman

Witness, by Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager

Remains of a Rainbow, Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager

Creature, Andrew Zuckerman

The World of the Polar Bear, Norbert Rosing

Polar Bears: A Natural History of a Threatened Species, Ian Stirling

(From various sources)

**Your Recommendations Please: Do you have an endangered species-related book to share with others? Send your suggestions to David Robinson at

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