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Baby Animals
Cover art from Whispers of the Wolf, by Pauline Ts'o

Whispers of the Wolf – by Pauline Tso

I thought, maybe I should write about this "letting go" thing. But how to give it the voice of a child? Letting go of an animal adopted from the wild seemed like a good metaphor, something that kids would understand. And because I had fallen in love with the Four Corners region after visiting for years, the pueblos felt like a natural setting. I knew there were a number of books which were retellings of Native American traditional stories, but few featured realistic characters, people more like the actual people I had met on my trips. Perhaps this was something different I could contribute.Read More
Baby Sea Turtle Crawls to the Ocean

What Kids Can Do To Protect Sea Turtles

With so many big problems facing sea turtles, it is easy to get overwhelmed and feel like nothing can be done. The Billion Baby Turtles program offers students a concrete way to help save baby sea turtles around the world. Each fall, school classes around the U.S. join forces to raise funds that go to important turtle nesting beach conservation projects. Over the past four years, 1,500 students from dozens of schools have raised money to help save nearly 20,000 turtle hatchlings. The funds support guards to patrol turtle nesting beaches, helping to keep poachers and predators away and helping hatchlings get to the water. You too can get involved! Read More
Baby Horned Owl

Helping Injured Birds and Other Animals the Right Way – The Books of Jennifer Keats Curtis

Spring is here, which means baby animal season is about to be upon us. Spring is when many tiny wild creatures are born and hatched. Sometimes, those animal infants get into trouble, get lost, get injured. What should you do if you find a wild animal that you think needs help? The answer is simple: Use the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) website to find the rehabilitator nearest you!Read More
Thai boy feeds baby elephant

Tony and His Elephants – A Thai Elephant Sanctuary Picturebook

Tony and His Elephants is a picturebook that introduces young readers to Tony, an eight-year-old boy, whose family runs a small elephant sanctuary in northern Thailand. Tony becomes involved in the care of two young elephants, Baby Pumpuii and Nam Cho, rescued from an urban setting to a new life in the forests. But life in the wilds is not without its own drama and danger. Tony is quickly drawn into a deep and lasting relationship with these amazing and sensitive animals. This is the third book by documentary photographer Cathleen Burnham in her series featuring kids involved in wild animal rescue activities around the world.Read More
Doyli to the Rescue: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Doyli to the Rescue – Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon

"DOYLI TO THE RESCUE: Saving Baby Monkeys in the Amazon is a delightful book for all ages. It is the best kind of nonfiction – engaging as well as informative.... Burnham shows us how even young children can make a difference in the world, and offers ideas on ways to help protect wild animals. Young and old alike will be enthralled with this book." – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Children's Book AuthorRead More