Many thanks to Alyson Beecher, Melissa Stewart and Margie Culvers who answered my call when I asked for favourite titles on the theme of endangered and extinct animals. Their suggestions helped me collect more books to share with my students. We have been reading through many of these titles and it has led to lots of writing, talk and rich questions.
I thought I would share my list with all of you here and welcome suggestions for more titles if you have some to add. Please share in the comments section. I chose 20 titles that I have, will or could share with a Grade 3/4 class.
Almost Gone by Steve Jenkins
Abayomi The Brazilian Puma by Darcy Pattison and Kitty Harvill
A Boy and A Jaguar written by Alan Rabinowitz and illustrated by Cátia Chien
Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor
Can We Save the Tiger? written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White
Ape written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Vicky White
Looking for Miza by Juliana Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff and Paula Kahumbu
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Cindy Trumbore and Susan L. Roth
SkyDiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World by Celia Godkin
Tale of a Great White Fish: A Stugeon Story by Maggie De Vries illustrated by Renné Benoit
A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart illustrated by Higgins Bond
A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke
Ice Bear (In the Steps of the Polar Bear) written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Gary Blythe
Here Come the Humpbacks written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Jamie Hogan
Wandering Whale Sharks by Susumu Shingu
Galapágos George written by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Wendell Minor
Jimmy the Joey by Deborah Lee Rose and Susan Kelly
Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! Written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Annie Patterson
Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears written by Jill Robinson and Marc Bekoff; illustrated by Gijisbert van Frankenhuyzen
Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors poems by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beckie Prange *creatures that are NOT endangered but survivors POEMS
Thanks to Alyson from Kid Lit Frenzy for the inspiration to read and share more nonfiction picture books in 2015. Follow the link to Alyson’s blog to read about more nonfiction books you need to read!
What an awesome collection! Some of my third graders are looking at a few of these for Passion Projects about endangered animals. Definitely bookmarking this!
Wonderful! So glad it is helpful.
Such a fantastic list. Your blog is so full of excellent resources. I used your favorites list last time I was making a nonfiction book order. 🙂
I am so pleased to hear this Crystal. Thank you.
What a gorgeous collection you have here. Can We Save The Tiger and Parrots Over Puerto Rico are two of my favourite nonfiction titles from this list. Wonderful resource, as always, Carrie!
I have many favourites here too. But they keep changing 🙂
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