These books to help children save endangered species, are designed to instil a love of all creatures, both here and abroad. Ecological writer Satish Kumar once wrote that if you do not know Nature, you cannot love her. By the end of this reading feast, your children will be all ready to save our own native endangered wildlife (like hedgehogs and dormice) along with toothy tigers and hilarious hippos!
VETPAW is an organisation that employs skilled veterans with combat skills. They work with local African park rangers and law enforcement, to stop poachers before they act.
A Wild Child’s Guide to Endangered Animals is a beautifully illustrated guide to the animals that are at risk from disappearing from our world forever. This book is about the amazing creatures are now endangered in forests, oceans, mountains and snow. What do the sea otter, the shrinking reindeer, the tree-dwelling baby dragon or the Dodo’s long-lost cousin have in common? Creatures profiled include the tiger-tailed seahorse and European eel.
Red Alert! introduces us to 15 wild and wonderful creatures on the IUCN Red List (the top list for endangered species). Pick a place, choose a creature and discover its story and the danger it faces – then find out how to help. The list includes over 70,000 species, and endorses this book. Sir David Attenborough is also a supporter of the work done by the Red List.
100 Endangered Species is a little book with a big ambition, to highlight 100 endangered species from around the world, and look at work being done to bring them back. Meet giant anteaters, Andean bears, seahorses and sungazer lizards. Packed with exquisite illustrations, fascinating facts and essential maps and charts, this is a gift and shout-out to future generations.
Saving Britain’s Endangered Species
Save Our Species is an illustrated guide focused on 30 of our most loved ‘at risk’ creatures including hedgehogs, shrill carder bees, red squirrels (grey squirrels are not to blame), Skylarks, puffins, barn owl, Seahorses and bottle-nose dolphins.
Bee houses often are not good, as they get infested with mites. See native wildlife posts to know natural food to grow, rather than have them rely on us. If planting to attract wildlife, make your garden safe for pets to know plants, flowers, trees and other items to avoid.
These books to teach children about endangered species, are sure to be fun, as well as educational. Ecological writer Satish Kumar once said that ‘unless you know Nature, you cannot love her’. That’s what happens when children are taught to shoot innocent creatures, because they are never taught about the wonder and beauty of letting wildlife live their natural lives, and how shooting animals leave cubs to starve etc. If you truly adored the animal kingdom, it would be impossible to intentionally kill it. Start them early with these wonderful books.
Interview with a Tiger (and other clawed beasts) is a great book to introduce children to the wildlife kingdom. If you could talk to animals, what would you ask? This book takes the form of illustrated interviews to a tiger, wolf, ant-eater, honey badger and more. For instance:
I eat 15 kilograms in one go. Wolf it down! You can’t waste food as a predator. It may be ages until you catch something again, especially during winter. We can’t order online like you!
Get familiar with 10 fierce and furry beasts, as they step up to the mic, and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes and favourite foods. Each animal has its own story to tell, and its own attitude.
Bite-sized text in a question-answer format is paired with colourful engaging illustrations. Other animals ‘interviewed’ include:
- A wolf
- An ant-eater
- A honey badger
- A giant armadillo
- A lion
- A snow leopard
- A tree-toed sloth
- A polar bear
What is the Polar bear’s dream? To be as fat as possible! But as the sea ice melts, I have to go onto land and find titchy scraps like birds’ eggs and seaweed. Have you ever met a penguin? (a what? – they live on opposite ends of the earth!)
Plus there are tips to help endangered species, and their habitat.
Interview with a Shark (and other ocean giants) meets 10 extraordinary creatures as they step up to the mic, and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes, favourite foods and more. Features ‘interviews’ with:
- A great white shark
- A blue whale
- An orca (killer whale)
- A sunfish
- A giant squid
- A narwhale (toothed whale)
- A manta ray
- An octopus
- A conger eel
- An angler fish (named after a long dangly arm)
Plus the book features ideas on how to help endangered species.
How to Talk to a Tiger (and other animals) is a fun book, to share unique ways of communicating between 50 animals. With humorous text, discover deer that sneeze to say ‘hello’, bees that waggle their tums and fish that break wind! As with any book like this, learning about the wildlife we share our planet with, will help us be inspired to protect. Children will meet:
- Deer that sneeze to say ‘hello’
- Bees that waggle their tums
- Fish that break wind!
- Alligators that dunk
- Fire worms that flash
If your child wants to talk to a tiger, chatter with a cheetah or yak with a yak, this book brings together a babble of 100 beasties, exploring the amazing ways that animals talk to each other. Wildlife have the strangest ways of sending a message .