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Gorillas in the Mist
Dian Fossey Dr.

Mariner Books, 2000

One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rain forest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. As only she ...
  
  











  



  
Little Gorilla
Ruth Bornstein

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2000

A simple rhythmic text portrays Little Gorilla, who is loved by everyone in the jungle as he begins to grow . . . and Grow . . . and GROW.
  
  











  



  
Eye on the Wild: Gorilla

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2012

“Far away, in the misty mountains of Africa, a baby gorilla is born.” Follow the life of a mountain gorilla from birth to adulthood, in this unique wildlife information book for young children, photographed close-up in the wild by an award-winning wildlife photographer. Find out all about gorilla family life, including food, play, grooming, and communication, and watch one baby gorilla as she grows up until, on her sixth birthday, she is ...
  
  











  



  
Amazing Gorillas! (I Can Read Book 2)
Sarah L. Thomson

HarperCollins, 2006

Amazing Gorillas! is the third paperback title in an exciting series of non–fiction I Can Read Books that features kids' favorite animals and spectacular photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The exceptional writing and design of the I Can Read Books–paired with WCS's global research and conservation efforts, educational programs, and stunning photographs–make this a standout series for children, caretakers, and ...
  
  











  



  
The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate

HarperCollins, 2012

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller, this stirring and unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendships. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point-of-view of Ivan himself. Having spent 27 years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall, Ivan has grown ...
  
  











  



  
Gorillas
Seymour Simon

HarperCollins, 2008

Classic movies show giant gorillas scaling tall buildings and swatting planes from the sky, but actual gorillas are gentle social animals that live together in family groups like humans. In fact, gorillas are one of the closest genetic matches to people. And just like humans, gorillas can shriek chuckle hiccup even burp! Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you an ...
  
  











  



  
Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann

Putnam Juvenile, 1996

A must-have board book for all babies. Good night, Gorilla. Good night, Elephant. It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin? Good night, Giraffe. Good night, Hyena. Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.
  
  











  



  
Gorilla
Anthony Browne

Candlewick, 2014

Anthony Browne’s incomparable artwork illuminates the deeply satisfying story of a lonely girl, a friendly gorilla, and their enchanted night out. Hannah spends all of her time reading gorilla books, watching gorilla TV shows, and drawing gorilla pictures. She has gorillas on her bedside lamp and even on her box of cereal. Hannah loves gorillas and longs to see a real one, but her father is always too busy - or too tired - to take her to ...
  
  











  



  
One Gorilla: A Counting Book
Anthony Browne

Candlewick, 2013

Primo primate artist Anthony Browne is at the top of his form with a simple — and simply fascinating — array of creatures for kids to count. What better attention-getter for small children than primates in all their variety? And who better to render them than Anthony Browne? In this elegant counting book, the author-illustrator outdoes himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ...
  
  











  



  
The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us
Christopher Chabris, Daniel Simons

Harmony, 2011

Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself—and that’s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing ...
  
  











  



  
Let's Make a Difference: Protecting Mountain Gorillas (Save Coins for Causes)
Gabriella Francine

BBM Books, 2013

This beautifully illustrated volume teaches children about the endangered mountain gorilla population and educates them about the importance of donating to worthy organizations that can help keep them safe.
  
  











  



  
Face to Face With Gorillas (Face to Face with Animals)
Michael Nichols, Elizabeth Carney

National Geographic Children's Books, 2009

Deep in the jungle—you’re suddenly face to face with the great gorilla. It’s clear that even here, you are sharing a moment with one of man’s closest relatives. He’s staring at you with those eyes that look so...human. Experiences like this have made National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols a fierce advocate for conservation of shrinking wildlife habitats.
  
  











  



  
Gorilla Food: Living and Eating Organic, Vegan, and Raw
Aaron Ash

Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012

Raw food diets have exploded in popularity in recent years; some believe that the cooking process destroys nutrients and even produces dangerous chemicals by the interaction of heat with fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Enter Aaron Ash, a charismatic chef whose organic raw vegan restaurant Gorilla Food has taken Vancouver by storm for its inventive and delicious dishes, all prepared without use of animal products or a stove. Aaron is a ...
  
  











  



  
One Gorilla: A Counting Book
Atsuko Morozumi

Square Fish, 1993

Here is a list of the things I love. One gorilla. Two butterflies among my flowers—and one gorilla. Three budgerigars in my house—and one gorilla. One very playful gorilla keeps popping up in gardens, forests, jungles, and even people’s houses as he takes the reader on a wild counting adventure. He hides—as much as a gorilla can!—along with all the other creatures as they dart, leap, and peer from the most surprising places, waiting ...
  
  











  



  
Mountain Gorillas: Biology, Conservation, and Coexistence
Gene Eckhart, Annette Lanjouw

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008

Tucked into one of the most beautiful and conflicted regions of the world are the last of the mountain gorillas. These apes have survived centuries of human encroachment into their habitat and range and decades of intense conflict and violence. The remaining 720 mountain gorillas exist in a fragile habitat, nestled in an area torn by human interests and needs for land, water, and minerals. With captivating photography and the most recent ...
  
  











  



  
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
Katherine Applegate

Clarion Books, 2014

In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla.      Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a ...
  
  











  



  
Gorillas: Gentle Giants of the Forest (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
Joyce Milton

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1997

What should you do if a gorilla charges right at you? Run away, climb a tree, or make a scary face? Find out the surprising answer and much more in this nonfiction book packed with amazing gorilla facts.  
  
  











  



  
Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House #26)
Mary Pope Osborne

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2002

Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Gentle giants or giant monsters? That's the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the ...
  
  











  



  
Gorilla, My Love
Toni Cade Bambara

Vintage, 1992

In these fifteen superb stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North CaroLina. A young girl suffers her first betrayal. A widow flirts with an elderly blind man against the wishes of her grown-up children. A neighborhood loan ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
Catherine D. Hughes

National Geographic Children's Books, 2010

The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the ...
  
  











  








   



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