Penguins

Tacky the Penguin

By Helen Lester

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Ever notice how penguins look very much alike and act alike? Not Tacky. He’s so clumsy and silly the other penguins don’t know what to make of him. But they are very grateful when Tacky, by thinking so differently than the rest of them, comes up with a plan to save their home from greedy hunters. A very silly book.
First in a series.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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The Emperor's Egg

By Martin Jenkins

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Emperor penguins are very good at looking after their chicks. The father will keep his egg warm for two months. While he waits, setting the egg on his feet and warming it with his soft feathers, he eats nothing at all!

Suggested for ages 5 - 8
 

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The Penguin Family Book

By Lauritz Somme

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Words and photographs portray a colony of chinstrap penguins on Bouvet Island in the Antarctic Ocean, from spring when they lay their eggs, through summer when the chicks hatch, to autumn when they leave the island until their return next spring.

Suggested for ages 6 - 10

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Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the World

By Margret Rey and H.A. Rey

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The creators of Curious George tell a tale of a teller of tales. Whiteblack, chief storyteller for the penguins’ radio station in Antarctica, has run out of interesting stories. So he hops in a boat and cruises away, determined to find something new to talk about in his travels.

Suggested for ages 5 - 8

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Without You

By Sarah Weeks

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In this story-song, a young penguin and his father receive comfort from each other as they wait for the mother penguin to return from her diving. Includes a CD.

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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World of the Penguin

By Jonathan Chester

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Older students may enjoy this book from the Sierra Club, which discusses the environmental problems experienced by penguins and lists contact information for groups that are working to protect them.

Suggested for ages 12 and up

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