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!
- Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth is a beautiful book that looks at our planet’s plants, birds, animals and microbes. Everything is part of a big and beautiful complicated pattern. But when humans interfere with parts of the pattern (polluting air and oceans, cutting down the forests), animals and plants begin to disappear.
- 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.
- Survival is a beautifully illustrated book to teach children about 20 of our most endangered species, and how to save them. Discover the dangers they face, the action being taken to protect them. Meet the giant panda, blue whale, mountain gorilla, mountain zebra, secretary bird, red wolf, Siberian tiger and Asian elephant.
- A to Z of Endangered Animals introduces children to beautiful, rare and endangered animals including helmeted hornbill, kakalpo (owl parrot), debra duiker, Amur tiger and Tasmanian devil. A to Z of Australian animals shows off koalas, kangaroos, numbats and gorgeous birds like azure kingfishers and friendly zebra finches. We can help by stopping climate change and not buy exotic meats or K-leather football boots. G’day!
- Mammals: Endangered Species (8 plus) meets a hairy-nosed wombat, Amur leopard, giant panda, aye-aye, black rhino, Iberian lynx and Western lowland gorilla. Anita’s Ocean Life and Endangered Birds meets seahorses, hammerhead sharks, sea otters, monk seals, manatees, leatherback turtles, Siberian cranes and waved albatross.
Saving England’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 the cause), Skylarks, puffins, barn owl, Seahorses and bottle-nose dolphins.
Bee houses often are not good, as they get infested with mites. And it’s better to see native wildlife posts to know natural food to grow, rather than have them rely on us 100%. If planting to attract wildlife, make your garden safe for pets to avoid toxic plants (no cocoa/pine/rubber mulch or fresh compost near pets). Use humane safe slug/snail deterrents and no-dig garden methods. Some trees (inc. yew and oak) are toxic to horses.