L.A. BioBlitz Challenge

Updated: May 21, 2021

Books about Los Angeles wildlife for the L.A. BioBlitz Challenge.

Call Number: 575.3 B6155-2

Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere
Call Number: 575.3 B6155-6

Birds of the Los Angeles Region
Garrett, Kimball
Call Number: 598.29794 G239-1

The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World's Largest Land Biome
Carmichael, L. E.
Call Number: x 590 C212

Butterflies Belong Here
Hopkinson, Deborah
Call Number: x 595.78 H797

Cactus Hotel
Guiberson, Brenda Z.
Call Number: x 580 G944

Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation
Call Number: 599.74428 C5155

Climate Emergency Atlas
Hooke, Dan
Call Number: x 551 H782

Complexity: The Evolution of Earth's Biodiversity and the Future of Humanity
Burger, William C.
Call Number: 575.3 B954

Corridor Ecology: Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation
Hilty, Jodi A
Call Number: 575.3 H656 2019

Cougar Crossing: How Hollywood's Celebrity Cougar Helped Build a Bridge for City Wildlife
Pincus, Meeg
Call Number: x 639 P647

Discovering Griffith Park: A Local's Guide
Schreiner, Casey
Call Number: 979.41T L881Schr 2020

Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe
Clinton, Chelsea
Call Number: x 639 C641

The Ecology Book
Call Number: 575.3 E1895-6

Ecology Crafts for Kids: 50 Great Ways to Make Friends With Planet Earth
Needham, Bobbe
Call Number: x 747 N374

Extinct: An Illustrated Exploration of Animals That Have Disappeared
Riera, Lucas
Call Number: x 591 R558 folio

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life
Wilson, Edward O
Call Number: e-Audiobook

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth
Jeffers, Oliver
Call Number: xz

Oswald, Pete
Call Number: xz

Grades Pre-K - 2

A father and child wake up early and leave the city for an all-day hike in the nearby mountains. They observe all kinds of nature and wildlife, including bugs, birds, a waterfall and even a patch of snow, which are documented through photos and journaling. This nearly wordless book is a delightful journey of discovery and togetherness that young and old alike will enjoy.

Insects of the Los Angeles Basin
Hogue, Charles Leonard
Call Number: 595.709794 H716 2015

Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth
Davies, Nicola
Call Number: x 639 D256

Mason Bee Revolution
Hunter, Dave
Call Number: e-Book

Messages From Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour
Hanski, Ilkka
Call Number: 575.3 H249

The Monarch Butterfly: Biology & Conservation
Call Number: 595.789 M7355

The Monarchs are Missing: A Butterfly Mystery
Hirsch, Rebecca E.
Call Number: x 595.78 H669

One Planet: A Celebration of Biodiversity
Hulot, Nicolas
Call Number: 575.3 H916 folio

Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators
Embry, Paige
Call Number: 595.799 E533

Planet Ark: Preserving Earth's Biodiversity
Mason, Adrienne
Call Number: x 639 M398 folio

Seeds on Ice: Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault
Fowler, Cary
Call Number: 631.5211 F785

The Svalbard Global Seed Bank is a secure seed bank, and its "mission is to provide a safety net against accidental loss of diversity in traditional genebanks" so as to ensure the world's food supply in times of natural and man-made disasters. This beautiful and informative book documents the operation of the facility.

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators
Young, Karen Romano
Call Number: 597.31 Y736

Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity
Call Number: 575.3 S9645

Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Strauss, Rochelle
Call Number: x 570 S912 folio

Who Needs a Swamp?: A Wetland Ecosystem
Patkau, Karen
Call Number: x 577.6 P299

Wild LA: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around Los Angeles
Higgins, Lila M.
Call Number: 570.9794 H636

After a review in LAPL Reads, there was and continues to be a phenomenal interest in this book. Librarian Andrea Borchert, who wrote the review, says it best, "Sometimes L.A. seems like an endless stretch of strip malls and freeways. But L.A. is more than that! L.A. is part of the California Floristic Province, a biodiversity hotspot. In its wide range of habitats, from deserts to beaches, there are many wonderful, fascinating plants, animals, and fungi figuring out how to live side by side with us."

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and its Ecosystems
Ignotofsky, Rachel
Call Number: 575.3 I24

World Without Fish: How Could We Let This Happen?
Kurlansky, Mark
Call Number: x 639 K96