Counting Lions: Portraits From the Wild
by Katie Cotton
Exquisite charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures--lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras--startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected.
by Lauren Tarshis
From 14-year-old Joseph Dunn who was the lone survivor of the Shark Attacks of 1916, to 9-year-old Mike Kramer who, with the help of his quick-thinking parents, survived the Peshtigo fire of 1871 (which took place on the very same day in history as the Great Chicago Fire!), to the 13-year-old girl who survived a terrifying attack by a box jellyfish, this is a collection of unforgettable narrative non-fiction stories of unimaginable destruction -- and, against all odds, survival.
This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs
by Gary Paulsen
Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary Paulsen has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom. His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild, which has taken a lifetime to write, he illustrates the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.