Check It Out!: New Animal Books


Chasing Cheetahs: the Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cats by Sy Montgomery, photographs by Nic Bishop

Sy Montgomery is one of my favorite authors. She has written many books about animals and now has one about my favorite big cat!  She describes the cheetah’s essential role in the ecosystem and the ways in which Namibia’s Cheetah Conservation Fund is promoting cohabitation between cheetahs and farmers.




Tooth & Claw: the Wild World of Big Predators by Jim Arnosky

Acclaimed nature writer and illustrator Jim Arnosky introduces awe-inspiring wild predators: carnivores that survive through tooth and claw. Follow the huge paw prints of big cats like the African lion and the speedy cheetah; of massive bears like the fierce grizzly; and the grey wolf. A spectacular double gatefold plus two single foldouts present the animals up close and lifelike!





 Kali’s Story: an Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue  by Jennifer Keats Curtis

Follow the photographic journey of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) as he is rescued and whisked away to the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English). Villagers care for him until a plane flies him to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage. There, he grows and learns skills from zookeepers filling in for his mother. Since young cubs need companionship, animal experts find a friend for Kali, Luna, a female polar bear, at the Buffalo Zoo in New York