Actual size

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
Call Number: x 590 J524-5 folio

How big is a giant squid's eye or the tooth of a great white shark?  Amazing illustrations show you the actual sizes of all kinds of animals big and small.

The blobfish book

Olien, Jessica, author, illustrator.
Call Number: x 591.92 O46

The blobfish is known as the ugliest fish in the sea, and is not happy about it!


Can we save the tiger?

Jenkins, Martin, 1959-
Call Number: x 639 J52 folio

The tiger is just one of thousands of animals, including the ground iguana, the white-rumped vulture, and the partula snail, currently in danger of becoming extinct and joining the dodo, the marsupial wolf, the great auk, and countless others we will never see again.


Chameleon, chameleon

Cowley, Joy.
Call Number: x 598.1 C875

Follow a chameleon as it catches food and faces danger during its day, in this picture book with photographs by Nic Bishop.


Counting lions : portraits from the wild

Cotton, Katie,
Call Number: x 511 C851 folio

A collection of beautiful charcoal drawings highlights endangered animals.


Creature features : 25 animals explain why they look the way they do

Jenkins, Steve, 1952-
Call Number: x 590 J524-12

Learn about adaptation from the animals themselves, as they humorously explain why they have particular features.


A day and night in the desert

Arnold, Caroline, author, illustrator.
Call Number: x 590 A752-1

Highlights the activities of animals in the Sonoran Desert during one average 24-hour period. Part of a series about animals in different biomes.


Gone wild : an endangered animal alphabet

McLimans, David.
Call Number: x 639 M165

Each letter of the alphabet is rendered with characteristics of endangered animals, from a Chinese alligator to a Grevy's Zebra.


Hippos are huge!

London, Jonathan, 1947-
Call Number: x 599.6 L847

What's the deadliest animal in Africa? It's not the lion or the crocodile--it's the hippopotamus! Hippos have razor-sharp tusks, weigh as much as fifty men, and can run twenty-five miles per hour! Follow these hefty hulks as they glide underwater, play tug-of-war, swat balls of dung at one another, and nuzzle their young in the mud. Just don't get too close--they could chomp you in two!


How animal babies stay safe

Fraser, Mary Ann.
Call Number: x 590 F842-1

How do animal parents protect their young? What natural defenses are animals born with?


Life in a coral reef

Pfeffer, Wendy, 1929-
Call Number: x 591.92 P524

Describes how coral reefs form and discusses the plants and animals that live in them.


A little book of sloth

Cooke, Lucy, 1970-
Call Number: x 599.3 C772

An adorable photo-essay that combines vivid images of the photogenic resident of Costa Rica’s Sloth sanctuary with lively information about baby sloths.  Readers will want to chant the unofficial sloth motto: "Just chill." 

Mama built a little nest

Ward, Jennifer, 1963-
Call Number: x 598 W259

Grades Pre-K - 2.  On each double-page spread, four-line, zippy rhyming verses describe the different kinds of nests made by avian mamas (and papas), beautifully illustrated by the amazing Steve Jenkins who has created bold, intricate cut paper images to introduce a different bird's nest on each spread.  In smaller text, a few sentences briefly describe each bird and its nesting habits.

A polar bear's world

Arnold, Caroline.
Call Number: x 599.78 A752-2

Bundle up and find out what happens in a polar bear's world.


What color is camouflage?

Otto, Carolyn.
Call Number: x 590 O91

Explains how animals, birds, reptiles, and insects vary their markings and color to hide from their enemies and respond to their environment.


Where are the night animals?

Fraser, Mary Ann.
Call Number: x 590 F842

Describes various nocturnal animals and their nighttime activities, including the opossum, brown bat, and tree frog.


Where else in the wild? : more camouflaged creatures concealed--and revealed

Schwartz, David M.
Call Number: x 591.5 S399

Can you find these creatures, hiding in plain sight?


Whose poop is that?

Lunde, Darrin P,
Call Number: x 590 L962

Provides seven examples of animal poop and asks young readers to identify the animal it came from using visual clues.


A zeal of zebras : an alphabet of collective nouns

Call Number: x 599 W917 folio

Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated by a different group of animals, each with its own descriptive name.