Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World

Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World


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An interactive look at endangered animals imploring readers to discover fifteen species facing extinction.

Inspired and endorsed by the "Red List" database of animals in peril maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this brightly illustrated book introduces species from six different habitats on six continents. Blending approachable text, secondary facts and lush art, Red Alert! offers full portraits of animals such as the Chinese giant salamander, the snow leopard, the blue whale, and the giant panda, and provides young activists additional resources for how they can help save these beautiful creatures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580898393
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Catherine Barr is an ecologist who has been a journalist, and editor, and worked for Greenpeace. She writes nonfiction that sparks questions and conversations. Her book The Story of Life: A First Book on Evolution was shortlisted for the English Association Picture Book Award and long listed for the School Library Association Information Book Awards. She lives with her family in Wales.

Anne Wilson grew up loving picture books and one day decided that telling a story through pictures was something she'd quite like to do for a job. She has an MA in illustration from Central Saint Martins in London. Growing up, she loved picture books and one day decided that telling a story through pictures was something she’d quite like to do for a job. Today, it doesn’t feel like a job at all to her, and in addition to children’s publishers she works for magazines, newspapers, charities, and museums and galleries.

Read an Excerpt

Around the world scientists are collecting stories, facts, and figures that help us understand and care for life on Earth. Some of these scientists work together to maintain a list of endangered animals, plants, and fungi. It is known as the Red List.
It is red—the color that indicates an emergency—because many of the 80,000 species investigated so far are in danger of disappearing. The information gathered for the Red List is used to help save endangered species.
The Red List team evaluates each animal on the list and assigns it a category. You’ll see some of these mentioned in this book.
Extinct in the Wild
Critically Endangered
Near Threatened
Least Concern

So let’s get started. . . .
Pick a place, then choose a favorite creature,
discover its story,
and find out how to help save it.

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