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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


Gorilla! Gorilla!
Jeanne Willis

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006

Baby mouse is missing! Mother mouse can't find him anywhere. And then, to make matters worse -- a big, scary gorilla charges out of the rainforest! Will mother mouse escape the gorilla? And where is her baby? Jeanne Willis's rhythmic text and Tony Ross's playful illustrations enliven this suspenseful chase.


Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 2011

All the wild gorillas live in Africa. They are peaceful and intelligent, and live in family groups called troops. Here are descriptions of the physical characteristics of these primates as well as information about how they live, including how they eat, raise their young, and adapt to their environment. Gibbons's trademark style features kid-friendly explanations and visually presented facts.


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.


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 ...


Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes (Scientists in the Field Series)
Pamela S. Turner

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2008

Mountain gorillas are playful, curious, and protective of their families. They are also one of the most endangered species in the world. For years, mountain gorillas have faced the threat of death by poachers. Funds raised by “gorilla tourism”—bringing people into the forest to see gorillas—have helped protect them. This tourism is vital, but contact between gorillas and people brought a new threat to the gorillas: human disease. The ...


How to Get a Gorilla Out of Your Bathtub
John Hall

Harrison House, 2006

In this essential instruction manual for dealing with an all too common and terribly troublesome childhood dilemma, kids will learn just how tricky it can be to get a gorilla out of the bathtub. First of all, they have to do it carefully enough not to leave gorilla tracks all over the house that would certainly give their moms a big scare! They can’t just tie a rope around the gorilla’s neck and tug it reminds gorillas of getting tangled up ...


The Year of the Gorilla
George B. Schaller

University Of Chicago Press, 2010

This seminal work chronicles George B. Schaller’s two years of travel and observation of gorillas in East and Central Africa in the late 1950s, high in the Virunga volcanoes on the Zaire-Rwanda-Uganda border. There, he learned that these majestic animals, far from being the aggressive apes of film and fiction, form close-knit societies of caring mothers and protective fathers watching over playful young. Alongside his observations of gorilla ...


The Lost Gorillas (The Adventures of 6ix Book 1), 2014

This epic tale begins in colonial Africa in the 19th century which was then a place of adventure, mystery and sudden death. Colonel Bramsthorpe-Smythe was determined to gain every possible advantage from his position of power in Gambia. Through various means, legal or otherwise, he intended to return to England rich and famous and find his true position amongst London’s society. And the Colonel was not a man used to failure. In the present ...



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