Zoo Scientists to the Rescue

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but that’s not all zoos do. Author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley bring readers behind the scenes at three zoos to meet scientists working to save endangered animals.

Meredith Bastian’s experiences studying wild orangutans help educate both zoo visitors and the zoo workers who care for captive orangutans. Jeff Baughman breeds black-footed ferrets and reintroduces them into the wild. And Rachel Santymire examines poop from black rhinoceroses at the zoo and in their natural habitat to benefit all black rhinos. Find out how zoo scientists are helping us learn more about these remarkable, at-risk species before it’s too late!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51241-571-1
$33.32 $24.99
978-1-51245-113-9
$50.65 $37.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 10.3
BISACS JNF003200, JNF011000, JNF051150
Dewey 333.95/4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 1090
ATOS Reading Level 7.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 190016
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Cybils Finalist, Nominated, 2018
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2018
  • Eureka! Children’s Book Gold Award, Winner, 2017
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, Winner, 2017

Reviews

Booklist

“Newman clearly describes the conditions that led to each species becoming endangered and encourages readers to think carefully about their own actions in light of threats to wildlife.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“A great book for research or for students interested in conservation.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Newman brings scientific research to life with her lively introduction to three scientists. . . . [A] fascinating story of how specialists make a real difference in conservation today.”—Kirkus Reviews

Photographer: Annie Crawley

Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, travels and works around the world. Trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, her work has been broadcast and published worldwide. From Indonesia to Galapagos, Belize to Papua New Guinea, India to Australia, Annie has explored and documented life on our planet. Based in Seattle, Annie works as a producer, writer, photographer, and motivational speaker. She founded Dive Into Your Imagination, a multimedia company producing books, enhanced eBooks, educator guides, films, motivational art, and more. Annie was the photographer and filmmaker aboard SEAPLEX sponsored by Project Kaisei and Samy's Camera. Annie specializes in the underwater realm and also works as a photo, video, and scuba diving instructor. She is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and created a dive team for kids and teens. Visit her online at www.AnnieCrawley.com and www.anniecrawleyphotography.com.

Author: Patricia Newman

Patricia Newman has a passion for uncovering fascinating aspects about our world and crafting books that lead children on an adventure of discovery. She gravitates toward stories about animals and conservation science and enjoys sharing her excitement with readers. Books include Sibert Honor title Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem; Junior Library Guild Selection Eavesdropping on Elephants; Bank Street College Best Book Zoo Scientists to the Rescue; Booklist Editor's Choice Ebola: Fears and Facts; and Green Earth Book Award winner Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. She frequently speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences about writing and conservation. Visit her at www.patriciamnewman.com.