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Kids' Club Recommended Reading & Bookstore

Please get an adult to help you choose from the books below. To learn about our affiliation with amazon.com and amazon.co.uk, please see our main Bookstore Page.

If you would rather get your books from a library, you can also see library identification numbers by clicking here.

  • Amazing Monkeys
    by Scott Steedman
    Here are monkeys that chew gum, monkeys that fish for crabs, and monkeys susceptible to sunburn in a fact-filled overview of these funny, furry creatures.



  • The Fascinating World of Primates
    by Angels Julivert
    Children discover the many places where these five-fingered, five-toed animals live, how they care for their young, and how they form diverse social groups and relationships. Remarkable differences among primates are shown and explained--from the pigmy titi, weighing in at less than three ounces, to mighty 450-pound gorillas.



  • Gorilla
    by Ian Redmond



  • Primates: From Howler Monkeys to Humans
    by Erin Pembrey Swan



  • Primates: Lemurs, Monkeys, and You
    by Ian Tattersall
    This thoughtful introduction to the evolution of the primates includes information about the existence of these animals today.



  • Primates in the Zoo
    by Roland Smith
    Designed to introduce readers to the care of animals in zoos, this book describes, in short chapters and fairly well-written text, the care, feeding, breeding, and transporting of primates



  • My Life with the Chimpanzees
    by Dr. Jane Goodall
    Renowned for her stunning National Geographic films, Jane Goodall travels tirelessly promoting her important work. The only autobiography written for younger readers, this book is illustrated throughout with many photos of the author's childhood and years in Africa.



  • Among the Orangutans
    by Evelyn Gallardo
    Young readers will respond positively to Birute Galdikas' determination to save the orangutan and its environment, despite the hardships she encountered.



  • Baboon Orphan
    by Diana Harding
    This book is currently out of print with Amazon.com.
    However, it is available from the International Primate Protection League




Library Details

  • Amazing Monkeys by Scott Steedman
    Published by Knopf. 1991
    ISBN: 0679815171

  • The Fascinating World of Primates by Angels Julivert
    Published by Barrons Juveniles. 1996
    ISBN: 0812097556

  • Gorilla by Ian Redmond
    Published by Knopf. 1995
    ISBN: 0679873325

  • Primates: From Howler Monkeys to Humans by Erin Pembrey Swan
    Published by Franklin Watts, Incorporated. 1999
    ISBN: 0531159213

  • Primates: Lemurs, Monkeys, and You by Ian Tattersall
    Published by Millbrook Press. 1995
    ISBN: 1562945203

  • Primates in the Zoo by Roland Smith
    Published by Millbrook Press. 1992
    ISBN: 1562942107

  • My Life with the Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall
    Published by Minstrel Books. 1996
    ISBN: 0671562711

  • Among the Orangutans by Evelyn Gallardo
    Published by Chronicle Books. 1993
    ISBN: 0811804089