Topic: Endangered Species
Target group: ages 7-9
Library: Wantagh Public library
Book Source 1
Rockett, P. (2016). Ten thousand, eight hundred and twenty endangered species in the animal kingdom.
This book is a countdown of endangered species and their life cycles, habitats, migration and hibernation, evolution, and classification. From smallest to largest animals find out other cool facts about legs on spiders and feathers on flamingos.
Book Source 2
Silhol, S., Guérive, G., & Doucedame, M. (2011). Extraordinary endangered animals. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers.
This book contains large beautiful photographs and drawings of 35 endangered species from around the globe. It discusses habitat, behavior, and the endangered status of each of the animals. It also talks about the role of us humans in their endangerment and what actions we can take to stop it.
Book Source 3
Campbell, J., & Grano, A. (2016). Last of the giants: The rise and fall of Earth’s most dominant species.
This book first starts talking about past extinct species, how they became extinct, and long it took for their species to be wiped out. It then discusses current endangered species and their history, zoology, biology, sociology, and how they are linked to humans. The last section of the book discusses “Call to Action” which talks about resources that you can read about conservation efforts and how you can save some of these animals before they are lost forever.
Book Source 4
Slade, S. (2010). What can we do about endangered animals?. New York: PowerKids Press.
This book looks at endangered species of animals and plants, the reasons they are threatened to become extinct, and what is being done to protect them for the future.
Book Source 5
Dunne, A. (2017). Endangered and threatened animals.
This book is an easy read and contains colorful photos which introduces the topic of endangered and threatened animals. This is a good book to start with reading about endangered species because it focuses on animals that most people are familiar with and gives you fast facts about each of them and the dangers they face.
Zackowitz, M. G. (2015). Species for Sale. National Geographic, 228(1), 30.
This article is about the 181 countries that have agreed to protect over 35,000 species in the world and continue their conservation. Their job is to make sure everyone is following the law with not hurting the species and ensuring that live in their environment unharmed.
Schardt, H. (2015). 7 wins for wildlife!. Ranger Rick, 49(5), 22.
The article talks about information about different endangered species, including Humpback whale, American bison and Whooping crane, and how the U.S. government is trying to save them from extinction.
GO ON SAFARI!. (2012). National Geographic Kids, (423), 14.
The article explores the seven continents and some of the endangered animals that live there. These include island fox in North America, brown spider monkey in South America, blue whale in Antarctica, African penguin in Africa, Iberian lynx in Europe, and giant panda in Asia. Also included are travel facts about each of the continents.
Video Source 1
Freeman, M., Galdikas, B. M. F., Sheldrick, D., Fellman, D., Lickley, D., Warner Home Video (Firm), Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), … IMAX Filmed Entertainment. (2012). Born to be wild. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.
This a documentary narrated by a popular Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman. It is an inspiring story of love, dedication, and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film shows orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them, saving endangered species one life at a time. It is a heartwarming adventure where you get to see the real life rainforests of Borneo in south east Asia.
Video Source 2
Fry, S., Cawardine, M., BFS Video (Firm), & British Broadcasting Corporation. (2010). Last chance to see: Animals on the verge of extinction. Ontario: BFS Video.
A comedian and a zoologist travel from the Amazon’s steamy jungles to New Zealand’s icy mountain tops trying to find some of the most remarkable and endangered creatures of Earth. This is a fun and educational experience where we get to take a peek into the fascinating world that we are in danger of losing.
“Extraordinary Endangered Animals.” Rev. of Extraordinary Endangered Animals. Publishers Weekly 19 Sept. 2011: n. pag. Publishers Weekly. Publishers Weekly, 11 Jan. 2011. Web. 10 May 2017. <http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1- 4197-0034-7>.
Goldstein, Gary. “Movie Review: Born to Be Wild.” Rev. of Born to Be Wild. Los Angeles Times 8 Apr. 2011: n. pag. LA Times. 8 Apr. 2011. Web. 11 May 2017. <http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/08/entertainment/la-et-born-to-be-wild- 20110408>.
“The Big Countdown: Ten Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Endangered Species.” Review. Blog post. Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2017. <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27153739-the-big-countdown>.
Woods, Chelsea. “Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth’s Most Dominant Species by Jeff Campbell | SLJ Review.” Rev. of Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth’s Most Dominant Species. School Library Journal (2016): n. pag. SLJ. School Library Journal, Apr. 2016. Web. 10 May 2017. <http://www.slj.com/2016/04/reviews/books/last-of-the-giants-the-rise-and-fall-of- earths-most-dominant-species-by-jeff-campbell-slj-review/#_>.
Xian, T. Y. (2013, August 24). DVD Review: Animals on the verge of extinction [Review of the movie Last chance to see: Animals on the verge of extinction]. C3A. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from http://www.c3a.org.sg/MoviesBook_details.do?id=90