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A Kingdom of Animal Facts!

Open book of nature with animals on meadow.

Going along with the Tails and Tales theme for Summer Discovery, here are 10 adult nonfiction books that will help you learn about the animal kingdom. Remember, if you sign up for Summer Discovery, you can earn points and win cool prizes! To sign up, please visit our website or download the ReadSquared app available on Google Play and Apple App stores.

Sad Animal Babies by Brooke Barker
Learn facts about baby animals and enjoy animal cartoons.

Book of Animal Records by Mark Carwardine
This book is full of photos, records, and facts about animals all around the world.

The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke
Cooke demystifies the myths about the animal kingdom.

The Big, Bad Book of Beasts: The World’s Most Curious Creatures by Michael Largo
This encyclopedia will expand your knowledge of the strangest animals in the world, both real and imaginary.

Tamed & Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind by Sy Montgomery
Gain insight on the minds and lives of animals of all kinds, from the small to the large and everything in between.

National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Wildlife
This guide provides a photographic tour of North America’s wildlife and provides key details about each animal.

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Here you will find a collection of essays exploring the ways the natural world teaches, supports, and inspires us.

The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals by Joel Sartore
Sartore is on a mission to travel the world and visit zoos and wildlife rescue centers to photograph every animal in captivity as the list of endangered species and those facing extinction continues to grow.

Going, Going, Gone? Animals and Plants on the Brink of Extinction and How You Can Help by Malcolm Tait
Learn about the species that are dangerously close to extinction and learn how you can help save them.

Wildlife of the World
Experience nature like never before in this stunning visual encyclopedia of creatures all around the world.

Kelly M.

Kelly is an Adult Librarian in the Canfield Unit at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She earned her Master’s in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Kelly loves all things bookish, from playing word games to dabbling with creative writing. And, of course, reading as many books as possible from all genres, though she especially enjoys romance and YA novels. Kelly also likes crafting, baking, listening to country music, and spending time with her family.