Grizzly Bears

  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Wild
  • Themes:wildlife conservation, grizzly bear, umbrella species, climate change, endangered species
  • Available:02/14/2023
  • Lexile:1030L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:W
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★“An important book for helping kids see past the stereotypes of terrifying grizzly bears and join the call for conservation.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Grizzlies are one of North America’s most iconic wildlife species.

They once roamed across half the continent, but today the grizzly population has declined at an alarming rate and it is incredibly difficult to rebuild those numbers, especially in places with a lot of people. Yet grizzlies are key members of their ecological communities and a powerful symbol of wilderness. Filled with facts and richly illustrated with photos, Grizzly Bears: Guardians of the Wilderness explores the biology of grizzlies and the vital ecological role these bears play, and it asks readers to consider what it takes to share the land with them. Learn from conservationists, scientists, Indigenous Peoples and young people who are working to ensure that grizzlies will be with us forever.

★“Offers kid-friendly explanations...An important book for helping kids see past the stereotypes of terrifying grizzly bears and join the call for conservation.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
“A high level of expertise, up-to-date research, thorough topic treatment and appealing presentation…Readers will come to appreciate a magnificent creature's struggles to maintain its place on this planet that we share. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This phenomenal book is a must for anyone with even the slightest interest in bears. Even someone who isn't particularly interested in learning more about grizzlies likely won’t be able to resist being drawn in. Highly Recommended.”
– School Library Connection

“The writing is clear and engaging and benefits from the author’s specific experience working with bears…Organized well for research…An excellent addition to any school or public library collection.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
Junior Library Guild (JLG) Gold Standard Selection   | 2023  |  Commended
Children’s Book Council & National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books   | 2024  |  Commended
School Library Journal (SLJ) Best Books - Nonfiction   | 2023  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2023  |  Commended
The Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award - Young Adult Nonfiction   | 2024  |  Short-listed
Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year   | 2024  |  Commended
Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) Book Awards - Youth Category   | 2023  |  Long-listed

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