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Topic : "Endangered species"

Animals or plants seriously at risk of extinction

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Image currently unavailable 35571 : A is for Australian Animals by Lessac, Frane
Australia is full of the most amazing animals on the planet! What animal has 6 thumbs? What animal produces square poo? What animal is made of 95 per cent water and is highly venomous? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic tour of Australian animals.
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Image currently unavailable 2934 : Adventures of Riley: outback odyssey by Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
Riley, his cousin Alice, Aunt Martha and Uncle Max visit the Australian outback to research the local koala population, suffering due to drought, bushfires and farming in its natural habitat. While staying at a working sheep station, they see lots of native animals and Riley saves the sheep from a wild dingo. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about koalas and their habitat.
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Image currently unavailable 2844 : Adventures of Riley: project panda by Lumry, Amanda & Hurwitz, Laura (ill)
Riley, who is nine, receives a call for help from his Uncle Max a globe-trotting, research scientist. This time they must find a missing panda in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, twelve hundred kilometres west of Beijing, China. Scientists appearing in small portraits provide factual information about pandas and their habitat.
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Image currently unavailable 50360 : Adventures with Ollie the orangutan by Latta, Jan
Ollie the orangutan lives in the rainforest, swinging through the trees.
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Image currently unavailable 25482 : Amazing facts about Australian wildlife conservation by Parish, Steve & Cox, Karin
Australia has unique, ancient landscapes, plants and animals. Humans have not always realised how incredible the natural wealth is and have exploited the environments, greatly affecting the flora and fauna. Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world but it's not too late to save our wild places.
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Image currently unavailable 55789 : Amazing plants by Armstrong, Cindy
Learn about some of the world's wonderful and different plants. Some are amazing in the way they look, others are extraordinary in the way they have adapted to their environment. Easy to access information includes unusual or amazing facts, photographs, charts and maps.
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Image currently unavailable 8791 : Animals: on the world's rare and endangered species by Fleming, Garry
Many of the world's beautiful animals are now in danger of extinction. In this book Garry Fleming captures the unique beauty of some of these animals and provides information about the animals and their plight.
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Image currently unavailable 22012 : Apollo by Winch, Gordon & Pym, Stephen (ill)
Apollo the Powerful Owl decides to change his diet, but when he does his tummy growls and grumbles and rumbles and tumbles, and he feels sick and weak. Wilfred the Wise Old Owl gives him some sensible advice.
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Image currently unavailable 42514 : Aquatica: a beginner's field guide by Balchin, Lance
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of 'wildlife' is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind.
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Image currently unavailable 125518 : Australia's critically endangered animals by Roc, Margaret & Hawke, Kathleen
Well-organised under clear headings and well-presented information on Australia's critically endangered animals with contents, websites, a glossary and ideas for related things to do.
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Image currently unavailable 25724 : Australian animals by Mahoney, Melanie (ed) & Madden, Bec (ed)
Bright, interesting images and facts tell you about most of the iconic Australian native animals. Find out what they eat, where they live, the impact of introduced species and how you can help Australian native animals.
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Image currently unavailable 21038 : Bee & me by Jay, Alison
A little girl befriends a bee, which takes her on a journey of discovery. A wordless picture book.
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Image currently unavailable 9766 : Bilby secrets by Wignell, Edel & Jackson, Mark (ill)
Through a combination of story and fact, find out about the relatively unknown life of the endangered bilby, from birth to adulthood, and the natural world which it inhabits.
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Image currently unavailable 31568 : Book of Australian minibeasts, The by Hope, Charles
Australia is a large country with a wide range of climates and habitats. Our island continent is home to spiders, bugs, beetles and all sorts of other creepy-crawlies not found anywhere else. Welcome to the fascinating world of Australian mini beasts.
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Image currently unavailable 10309 : Bumblebee by Wilson, J V & Kennaway, Adrienne (ill)
A bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She pollinates plants, builds wax honey-pots and lays eggs to produce future queens, male drones and the workers who make honey and defend the colony. Sadly, bumblebee numbers are in dramatic decline.
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Image currently unavailable 21346 : Can we save the tiger by Jenkins, Martin & White, Vicky (ill)
Tigers are big, beautiful and fierce. But, like many other animals, they are in danger of becoming extinct, with fewer than two thousand five hundred breeding adult tigers left in the world. But, the outlook is not all gloomy. Positive action is taking place to protect this threatened species as well as other endangered animals such as the bison, the Antarctic fur seal and the kakapo.
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Image currently unavailable 102559 : Cat on the island by Crew, Gary & Warden, Gillian (ill)
The true story of David and his father who came to Stephens Island, a remote and pristine New Zealand island, in 1894. They built a lighthouse to protect ships, chopping down the trees and demolishing the habitat of the birds. But worse than that, they also brought their pregnant cat and the island's tiny flightless wrens were wiped out in less than two years.
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Image currently unavailable 1217 : Chelonia Green: champion of turtles by Mattingley, Christobel
Michelle, alias Chellie, (Chelonia is the scientific name for the green turtle), lives with her parents on a remote island off the coast of Queensland. When a cherished loggerhead turtle dies after being choked by a carelessly discarded fishing line, Chellie sets out on a clean-up campaign, using some very effective letter writing and emailing.
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Image currently unavailable 10910 : Chimpanzee book: apes like us, The by Litchfield, Carla
They look cute and cuddly but don't underestimate them. Our closest living, animal relatives use tools to hunt, can hold a grudge and even use computers to communicate.
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Image currently unavailable 6243 : Chooks in dinner suits by Jackson, Diane & Smith, Craig, (ill)
A waddle of Little Penguins live on a tiny island. But, their numbers are dwindling. Swampy Marsh knows what to do but no one will listen to him. Soon, he can count the last few penguins on the fingers of one hand. The desperate townsfolk give Swampy and his friends, Max and Mimi, one chance to solve the problem. Based on a true story.
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Image currently unavailable 34385 : Circle by Baker, Jeannie
Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest migration of any bird. They fly from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic, and then back again. The godwits follow invisible pathways that have been followed for thousands of years, while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination.
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Image currently unavailable 4195 : Counting lions by Cotton, Kate & Walton, Stephen (ill)
Exquisite large and detailed charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures. Poetic text notes each creature's particular qualities and behaviour, and why these animals must be cherished and protected.
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Image currently unavailable 14478 : Diary of a wildlife photographer by Latta, Jan
A journal covering fourteen years of adventures with, and taking photographs of, animals in the wild. The author and photographer has held the throat of a cheetah, been charged by a rhino and had heart-stopping moments with wild elephants and hippos. There are wonderful recollections of playing with baby pandas in China, walking with lions in Botswana and being groomed by a chimpanzee. Stunning photographs.
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Image currently unavailable 17830 : Dinosaurs by Turnbull, Stephanie & others
A beautifully presented book about dinosaurs, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links.
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Image currently unavailable 22740 : Elephant alert by French, Jackie
Mozz soars through the sky in a jet, rescuing wild animals around the world. But when Elephant Island is under threat from a deadly wave Mozz needs help urging the elephants to move! Time is running out! Can she convince Leo - a boy who can talk to animals - to join her on a dangerous rescue mission?
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Image currently unavailable 10510 : Endangered by Wilkinson, Rick
Looks at endangered animals and what wildlife organisations are doing to increase the animals' chances of survival.
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Image currently unavailable 14426 : Face to face with grizzlies by Sartore, Joel
Find out lots of fascinating information about the magnificent brown bears of North America, and why it is so important to preserve them and their habitat. Includes stunning photographs, a glossary, and book and website references so you can discover even more.
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Image currently unavailable 29436 : Gorilla book: born to be wild, The by Litchfield, Carla
Gorillas are the world's biggest primate. They are often portrayed as aggressive but are actually shy, peaceful and remarkably intelligent vegetarians.
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Image currently unavailable 11168 : Gorilla grab by French, Jackie
Mozz and Leo are off on another awesome animal rescue mission. This time they've loaded their jet with vaccine darts to help protect gorillas in Africa. But before they locate all the primates and decide what to do with a seriously sick baby gorilla, they'll have to battle ruthless poachers!
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Image currently unavailable 8389 : Hairy-nosed wombats find a new home, The by French, Jackie & deGennaro, Sue
Based on a true story in Queensland, a colony of wonderfully hairy-nosed wombats decide to move homes. But could there ever be another home to make them happy.
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Image currently unavailable 484 : Harriet by Hill, Anthony
Harriet, a tortoise hatched in the Galapagos Islands, was brought to Australian in the 1800's. This is the true story of Harriet's life from colonial days to her death at 176 years old at Australia Zoo in 2006.
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Image currently unavailable 12500 : I did nothing: the extinction of the gastric-brooding frog by Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Zeek learns the fate of what might have been the last Gastric-Brooding Frog. Sadly, the frog, which may have held the secret of a cure for cancer, was known for just nine years before all trace of it was lost in the wild.
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Image currently unavailable 12332 : I said nothing: the extinction of the paradise parrot by Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Young Harry tells the story of the death of the last Paradise Parrot, possibly the most beautiful of all Australian birds. While he tries to blame trappers for the bird's extinction, he soon realises that he must take some responsibility himself.
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Image currently unavailable 12333 : I saw nothing: the extinction of the thylacine by Crew, Gary & Wilson, Mark (ill)
Rosie witnessed the capture of the last thylacine (tiger-wolf) in Tasmania. She is concerned that she may have been able to do something to save it, and so save the species from extinction.
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Image currently unavailable 12978 : Last polar bear, The by George, Jean Craighead & Minor, Wendell (ill)
Paddling through the Arctic Ocean in their kayaks, Tigluk and his aka, his grandmother, spot a polar bear cub on a faraway ice floe. He is all alone and has lost his mother. The world is warming and the ice is melting. Tigluk must save the polar bear.
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Image currently unavailable 6511 : Last wild trilogy, The: Dark wild, The by Torday, Piers
Twelve year old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains, animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. Kester realises he is the only one who can stop them. Kester saved the animals and now he must try and save the humans too.
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Image currently unavailable 4316 : Last wild trilogy, The: Last wild, The by Torday, Piers
In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve year old Kester Jaynes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So, when he meets talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone mad. But, the animals have something to say and Kester embarks on a great journey. The animals saved him, now he must save the animals.
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Image currently unavailable 6443 : Last wild trilogy, The: Wild beyond, The by Torday, Piers
Kester Jaynes has brought the animals of his world back from the brink of disaster and he believes there is hope on the other side. And, he might just be right because the last blue whale on the planet is calling to him, his animal allies are ready for one last fight, and out there, somewhere, a brave mouse holds the key to the future.
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Image currently unavailable 46933 : Little dolphin by Wilson, Mark
When Little Dolphin is orphaned soon after birth, she is raised by other dolphins in the pod. As she grows she is taught to use the language of clicks and whistles that all dolphins use. When Little Dolphin learns that another dolphin is in danger, she has to use all her skills to try to save it.
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Image currently unavailable 39254 : Mad about monkeys by Davey, Owen
Find out about the many different types of monkeys, from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill. Discover where monkeys come from, their social life and order, how they use tools, and how deforestation threatens their populations. You'll soon be raving mad about monkeys.
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Image currently unavailable 41350 : Mechanica: a beginner's field guide by Balchin, Lance
Welcome to future Earth. Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct. From the ashes, a new style of wildlife is created. Wildlife that will not remain harnessed by humankind. Welcome to the world of Mechanica.
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Image currently unavailable 6478 : Mister Cassowary by Wheeler, Samantha
City boy, Flynn, goes to Mission Beach with his Dad to prepare Grandad Barney's banana farm for sale. Flynn has never been north before, even when his Grandad was alive. When Flynn meets local girl, Abby, and finds two lost baby cassowaries, he is determined to find out about Grandad's mysterious death, and why his Dad refuses to talk about. And, he wants to know why his Dad is so scared of cassowaries.
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Image currently unavailable 129371 : Moon bear rescue by Dale, Kim
A village opts to send a lost bear cub to a rescue sanctuary rather than sell it to a bear farm, where it would have died of chronic infections after being ""milked"" of bile for Chinese medicines, the plight of Asiatic black bears in Southern China.
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Image currently unavailable 3542 : Moon's messenger by Kroll, Virginia & Celej, Zuzanna (ill)
Moon knew it was unusual to see a green turtle. Out of all the sea turtles in the world, they were the species that was most at risk. But when the turtle beckoned her to come, Moon knew it wanted to show her something.
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Image currently unavailable 12637 : Navigators: Rainforest by Langley, Andrew
Journey from the forest floor right up into the emergent layers of the rainforest, home to the most diverse and exciting range of wildlife on the planet. Find out where the rainforests are located, what makes them so special, who lives there and how we can protect their future. Meet the creatures that are unique to these environments, and see them in action.
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Image currently unavailable 12171 : Oi get off our train by Burningham, John
A little boy is speeding through the night on his dream train to far-off lands where endangered animals beg for a lift.
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Image currently unavailable 73591 : One small island by Lester, Alison & Tulloch, Coral
Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. The book explores the island's unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.
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Image currently unavailable 5744 : One step at a time by Jolly, Jane & Heinrich, Sally (ill)
Luk and his grandmother live high in the mountains of Burma. They work hard, dragging timber from the forest, and look forward to the day when their pet elephant, Mali, will be old enough to help. One morning, when Mali is foraging for bananas, there is a loud explosion.
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Image currently unavailable 2958 : Our stories: Protest in Australia by Lawson, Sue
Through protest, Australians have united to fight for change and have influenced the outcome of many causes. From human rights to the environment, this book traces Australia's proud history of protest.
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Image currently unavailable 8877 : Pandas by Maclaine, James & others
Find out where pandas live, what they eat and why it is so important to care and protect these animals in zoos, sanctuaries and the wild.
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Image currently unavailable 2923 : Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect by Cleave, Rohan & Tulloch, Coral (ill)
Sometimes, a story of animal survival in the wild is so unbelievable that you couldn't possibly think it was true. The Lord Howe Island Phasmid, also known as the Stick Insect, was once thought to be extinct. Dedicated people have carried out an extraordinary conservation effort. The story is told in the voice of a phasmid, whose life begins inside a small egg where it grows for up to nine months, and becomes three times longer than the egg.
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Image currently unavailable 3791 : Please be nice to sharks: fascinating facts about the ocean's most misunderstood creatures by Weiss, Matt & Botelho, Daniel (photography)
You're probably thinking, "Why be nice to sharks?" Well, if you like the sea, you should love sharks. They are essential to the health of the ocean's ecosystem. But the sad truth is that sharks are being fished to extinction. That's bad news for our planet. Besides, sharks are cool. Dive into this book and learn more about these amazing, awesome and misunderstood fish.
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Image currently unavailable 15446 : Prince of butterflies by Coville, Bruce & Clapp, John (ill)
A beautiful story about John Farrington, a boy who loved butterflies and grew into a man who saved them.
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Image currently unavailable 9031 : Purinina, a devil's tale by Booth, Christina
Purinina, the Tasmanian devil, experiences the joys and sadness of life. But it is hard to survive when you are left without a mum.
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Image currently unavailable 8406 : Puzzle of the missing Panda: China by Singer Hunt, Elizabeth & Wiliamson, Brian (ill)
An endangered Giant Panda has been kidnapped from the Wolong Nature Reserve in China. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart must find the panda and rescue it before the evil Scorpion Gang sells it for profit. Time is running out.
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Image currently unavailable 1279 : Rescue ark, The by Hall, Susan
An Australian representation of the rhyme/song 'The animals went in two by two' here we have a journey around Australia identifying vulnerable and endangered Australian animals at risk of extinction, such as the Orange-Bellied Parrot, Native Bee and Gulf Snapping Turtle.
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Image currently unavailable 1067 : Running wild by Morpurgo, Michael
For ten year old Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday, it's a chance to put things behind them. At first, it seems just what they both need but, then, the tsunami comes crashing in. Oona, the elephant, that Will is riding on the beach, begins to run. When the tsunami has gone, Oona keeps on running. With only a bottle of water to sustain him, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle.
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Image currently unavailable 51064 : Saving pandas by Litchfield, Carla
Cute, cuddly and completely misunderstood, giant pandas are endangered, with fewer than 2500 adults left in the wild. Find out about their life cycle, their diet, mating habits and why we need to protect this endangered species.
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Image currently unavailable 21538 : Seahorse, the shyest fish in the sea by Butterworth, Chris & Lawrence, John (ill)
In the warm ocean, amid the coral and waving sea grass, you might see an eye like a small black bead peering out at you. Discover the secrets of the sea horse, one of the shyest fish in the sea. With a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey and a pouch like a kangaroo, the sea horse acts like a chameleon, changing colour to ward off danger or to show that he and his mate are a lifelong pair.
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Image currently unavailable 37103 : Shark attack by French, Jackie
A grey nurse shark colony is under attack - an old mining dam has collapsed in a savage storm, sending a flood of toxic mud towards their breeding ground! Leo and Mozz need to rescue the sharks before it's too late! But when the SkyTiger falls into trouble, will Leo and Mozz be the ones who need rescuing?
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Image currently unavailable 44516 : Shy Mala, The by Stafford, Liliana & Zielinski, Sophia (ill)
In the central desert of Australia lives a small nocturnal marsupial group call Marla that inhabits the spinifex and hummock grasslands. Their numbers have declined since the 1990s due to habitat destruction and predation. Warla, the shy Marla, tells how the Warlpiri people rescued her and how she now lives in a safe environment.
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Image currently unavailable 10639 : Smallest bilby and the Easter tale by Hilton, Nette & Whatley, Bruce (ill)
It's the night before Easter and, for the first time, Billy and his band of little bilbies must deliver the eggs. But, when one of the bilbies gets into trouble, only Billy knows what to do.
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Image currently unavailable 2794 : Something about a bear by Morris, Jackie
Find out about eight bears in the wild, what they like to eat, their habitats and daily activities. Includes conservation information about bears.
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Image currently unavailable 4392 : Spectacular Spencer Gray, The by Fitzpatrick, Deb
Spencer Gray is just an ordinary kid, but he manages to get into some pretty extraordinary situations. Playing soccer at school with his mates he accidentally uncovers a sinister operation and rescues a super-endangered marsupial, but in the process he risks becoming super-endangered himself.
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Image currently unavailable 35349 : Tears in the jungle by Clarke, Daniel & Clarke, William
Two brothers, aged ten and twelve, travel to the jungles of Borneo to experience the critically endangered orangutan in the wild. Their story is inspiring.
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Image currently unavailable 26136 : Tiger tangle by French, Jackie
Glam Rock is a famous pop star who performs with his tame tiger by his side. But Leo can sense something is wrong - Glam hasn't been telling the truth, and Leo can read the tiger's terror and despair... she's crying out for help. Can Leo and Mozz rescue her?
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Image currently unavailable 10288 : Tracks of a panda by Dowson, Nick & Yu Rong
High on a mist-wrapped mountain, a mother panda cradles her newborn, pink and impossibly small. The bamboo patch they need for food is dying and, as soon as her baby is old enough, they must seek a new home, sleeping in trees and swimming across icy streams along the way. Follow one of nature's most magnificent and endangered species on its search for a safe habitat.
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Image currently unavailable 18304 : Trash and recycling by Turnbull, Stephanie & Fox, Christyan
A beautifully presented book about conservation through recycling, including simple and interesting facts, an index, a glossary and web links. This book is also known as Rubbish and recycling.
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Image currently unavailable 12426 : Turtle's song by Brown, Alan & Toft, Kim (ill)
A journey of a Green Turtle, an endangered creature, from a hatchling beneath the sand of a coral beach to adulthood, returning to lay eggs of her own. The story is beautifully illustrated with silk paintings.
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Image currently unavailable 12581 : Vegetable ark, The: A tale of two brothers by Kane, Kim & deGennaro, Sue (ill)
In this twist on the original tale of Noah's Ark, Noah has a brother, Neil. Noah is wealthy and a bit of a show-off. Neil hums songs about peace. Noah brokers deals with a tense frown, while Neil wears his hair long and chats dreamily to pot plants. When it rains for forty days and forty nights, the race to find land is on.
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Image currently unavailable 2319 : Where have all the pandas gone by Berger, Melvin & Gilda
Lots of interesting information and answers to questions about endangered animals. Find out if sea otters are now safe and which is the most endangered whale.
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Image currently unavailable 114052 : Wildlife of the world by Packham, Chris (forward) & Dorling Kindersley
Spectacular photographs and interesting facts bring you face to face with some of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Journey through scenic and rich animal habitats, from the Amazon rainforest to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole. Discover how these diverse and fascinating creatures feed, interact, mate, play and survive, and why it is important for them to survive.
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Image currently unavailable 9367 : Wombat who talked to the stars: the journal of a northern hairy-nosed wombat, The by Morris, Jill
The northern hairy-nosed wombat is one of Australia's most critically endangered species. There is thought to be only one colony of sixty-five animals left. This is the story of wombat number 104 in that colony.
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Image currently unavailable 2945 : Yakkinn the turtle: the most dangerous year by Kuchling, Guundie & Gerald
Australia's Western Swamp Tortoise, the world's rarest tortoise, is an endangered species. The baby tortoises' intense struggle for survival is revealed in this bittersweet story.
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