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Kids in Galapagos

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

Island, A Story of the Galapagos

Island, A Story of the Galapagos

by Jason Chin

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 36 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

In vivid color paintings, Chin traces the evolution of the Galapagos Islands from their first fiery eruption from the sea. An engaging picture book for young readers. (GPS111, $16.99)

Galapagos Wildlife

Galapagos Wildlife

by Pocket Naturalist

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of the Galapagos. (GPS51, $6.95)

Boobies, Iguanas, and Other Critters

Boobies, Iguanas, and Other Critters

by Linda Litteral

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • HARD COVER
  • 71 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the Galapagos for ages 10 to 14. Clear, detailed and accurate, it explains the volcanic formation of the islands, ecology, wildlife and scientific research. (GPS16, $27.25)

Eyewitness Volcano & Earthquake

Eyewitness Volcano & Earthquake

by Susanna Van Rose

  • SCIENCE
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 72 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

This entry in the series includes spectacular photographs of erupting volcanoes along with an introduction to plate tectonics. (GEN467, $16.99)

Galapagos Bedtime Stories

Galapagos Bedtime Stories

by Paula Tagle Saad

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 89 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

These delightful children's stories, organized by island, were inspired by Saad's many trips as an expedition leader. Each illustrated tale revolves around an animal or incident in the islands, including a newly hatched Waved Albatross, a sea lion pup and a nesting Flightless Cormorant. (GPS76, $28.00)

Inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin

Inside the Beagle with Charles Darwin

by Fiona MacDonald

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

MacDonald gives detailed accounts of daily life aboard the Beagle, animals and places encountered, as well as excellent illustrations and a balanced discussion of Darwin's ground-breaking scientific theories. Ages 8 and up. (NAT114, $19.95)

 
The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin

The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin


by Peter Sis

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 44 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Sis illuminates Darwin's grand life: his travels, ideas and impact, using watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. The richly embellished pages feature a gorgeous gatefold spread as well as diary pages, maps and charts. (GBR388, $21.99)

Who Was Charles Darwins?

Who Was Charles Darwins?


by Nancy Harrison | Deborah Hopkinson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

An illustrated chapter book biography of Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who developed the theory of evolution based on his trips to the Galapagos. (NAT304, $4.99)

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin


by Carolyn Meyer

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

Meyer turns the facts of Darwin's early life in Shrewsbury and his transformation aboard the Beagle into a novel for young adults. (GBR818, $8.99)

Galapagos George

Galapagos George


by Jean Craighead George | Wendell Minor

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 40 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A skillful children's story (ages 4-8) which teaches the concept of evolution by natural selection. It follows a lineage of turtles in the Galapagos, culminating with the death of the last, known as Lonesome George (GPS62, $15.99)

Galapagos Islands Coloring Book

Galapagos Islands Coloring Book


by Jan Sovak

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Featuring 32 illustrations of the plants and animals of the Galapagos, Charles Darwin and a map of the archipelago. (GPS74, $3.95)

The Voyage of the Beetle, A Journey Around the World With Charles Darwin

The Voyage of the Beetle, A Journey Around the World With Charles Darwin


by Anne H. Weaver

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 80 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Narrated by a bright and witty beetle named Rosie, this illustrated tale introduces Darwin and his ideas to readers of all ages. With beautiful color illustrations, maps and diagrams. (GPS83, $18.95)

What Darwin Saw, The Journey That Changed the World

What Darwin Saw, The Journey That Changed the World


by Rosalyn Schanzer

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Schanzer draws on Darwin's journals and her own time in Ecuador and the Galapagos for this lovingly illustrated chronicle of the young Darwin's amazing adventures, geared for youngsters aged 8-10. (NAT162, $17.95)

What Mr Darwin Saw

What Mr Darwin Saw


by Mick Manning

  • SCIENCE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A fascinating and colorful introduction to the journey of HMS Beagle for kids, showing Darwin's life on the ship and his observations and discoveries in South America. The book concludes with a simplified explanation of the theory of evolution. (NAT292, $9.99)

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