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wildlife_bhagavan_tiger-cubs-and-the-chimp_170x206Antle, Bhagavan and Thea Feldman  The Tiger Cubs & the Chimp: The True Story of How Anjana the Chimp Helped Raise Two Baby Tigers
Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Holt

Photographs by Barry Bland. This book relates the story of Mitra and Shiva, two white tiger cubs raised in a wildlife preserve in South Carolina by a human and a chimpanzee named Anjana. Endearing color photos show Anjana engaged in activities such as giving the cubs a bottle and cuddling them. The uncomplicated text, clean design, and high-cute-factor photos make an appealing package.
Subjects: Mammals; Wildlife rescue; Animal babies; Animals—Chimpanzees; Animals—Tigers; Environment—Endangered species

wildlife_blewitt_hoot hoot hoorayBlewett, Ashlee Brown  Hoot, Hoot, Hooray!: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues
Gr. K–3     111 pp.      National Geographic

National Geographic Kids Chapters series. This nonfiction chapter book relates three stories about injured animals (two owlets, an elephant calf, a bear cub) that are rescued in the wild and survive with human help. The accessible text is accompanied by lots of photos of creatures and extended by sidebars of related information and “Did You Know?” boxes; the high-interest topic will draw in readers. Reading list. Ind.
Subjects: Natural History; Wildlife rescue; Animals; Chapter books

wildlife_eszterhas_koala hospitalEszterhas, Suzi  Koala Hospital
Gr. 4–6     44 pp.     Owlkids

Wildlife Rescue series. Engaging photographs enhance a conversational, informative text introducing readers to the conservation work being done at Australia’s Koala Hospital. This picture book examines a variety of volunteer staff experiences, from caring for orphaned koala joeys and treating those sick or injured to promoting the protection and restoration of eucalyptus forests through educational programs and research. Bib., glos., ind.
Subjects: Pollution and Conservation; Animals—Koalas; Environment—Conservation—Wildlife; Australia; Wildlife rescue

wildlife_markle_great monkey rescueMarkle, Sandra  The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins
Gr. 4–6     40 pp.     Millbrook

Once nearly extinct in the wild due to deforestation, golden lion tamarins have made a comeback in their native Brazilian rainforest through zoos reintroducing captive-born monkeys and people planting “living bridges” of trees to help the tamarins travel from one forest patch to another. Excellent photos, interesting text, and an inspiring message will engage readers. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind.
Subjects: Mammals; Animals—Tamarins; Brazil; Environment—Conservation—Wildlife; Environment—Endangered species; Rainforests; Animals—Monkeys; Wildlife reintroduction

wildlife_watson_unloved and endangered animalsWatson, Cindy  Unloved and Endangered Animals: What You Can Do
Middle school, high school     128 pp.      Enslow

Green Issues in Focus series. This volume includes both subject-specific information and suggestions for teens about how to be mindful on an individual level. Issues such as resource conservation and pollution control are examined from scientific and historical perspectives; possible solutions are also discussed. The text, accompanied by stock photos and sidebars, is somewhat hindered by an uninspired layout. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.
Subjects: Environment—Endangered species; Wildlife rescue

From the May 2016 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book.

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