Suggested Reading

Endangered Species Reading List

Following are suggested books about endangered species for young and adult readers. We will continue to add to this list.



Gone Wild (Caldecott Honor Book), David McLimans

Wolf!, Becky Bloom

Hush Little Polar Bear, Jeff Mack

Polar Bear Night, Lauren Thompson & Stephen Savage

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

Polar Bears, Mark Newman

Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow, (Sharing Nature with Children Books), Marianne Berkes

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, Marianne Berkes

K -5

The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale, Lydia Dabcovich

Amazing Arctic Animals (All Aboard Science Reader), by Jackie Glassman

Wolves, Seymour Simon

Whales, Seymour Simon

Can We Save Them? Endangered Species of North America, David Dobson

Almost Gone: The World’s Rarest Animals (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2), Steve Jenkins

Will We Miss Them? Endangered Species (Nature’s Treasures), Alexandra Wright

The Best Book of Endangered and Extinct Animals, Christiane Gunzi

The Hawaiian Monk Seal, Patrick Ching

Endangered Bats (Earth’s Endangered Animals), Bobbie Kalman

Endangered Species Have Feelings Too, Alexandra Delis-Abrams, Ph.D.

Endangered Wolves, Bobbie Kalman


Wolves of the Beyond, Kathryn Lasky

Lost Wild America: The Story of Our Extinct and Vanishing Wildlife, Robert M. McClung

The Race to Save the Lord God Bird, Phillip M Hoose

Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams (Author), Mark Carwardine (Author)


Rare, Joel Sartore

Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, Joe Roman

Witness, by Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager

Remains of a Rainbow, Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager

Creature, Andrew Zuckerman

The World of the Polar Bear, Norbert Rosing

Polar Bears: A Natural History of a Threatened Species, Ian Stirling

Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution, Caroline Fraser

Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species, Laurel A. Neme

The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds, Diane Ackerman

The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, David Quammen

Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators, William Stolzenburg

The Future of Life, Edward O. Wilson