Non-fiction books

BC SPCA-recommended non-fiction books for youth
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the cover of every human has rights, with an image of a child's face
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids. Reading level: Grades 4+. What is the UN Declaration of Human Rights? This book, made just for kids, celebrates its 60th anniversary and includes the winning entries in a contest asking students to respond to the rights in the Declaration. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1426305109/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_Z.bxzbGZ417JV
a book cover with an image of a dog yawning and the title welcome to the world of coyotees
Welcome to the World of Coyotes
Welcome to the World of Coyotes by Diane Swanson. Reading level: Grades 3-5. From coyote eating habits and communication methods to the ways they play and raise their young, discover the world of these smart, spirited, sensory-driven animals. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/155285308X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_J.bxzbP898P2E
the case of the vanishing honeybees a scientific mystery
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery
The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery. Reading level: Grades 4-7. Honeybees are dying in vast numbers around the world. Can scientists find the culprit in time to save them? Find a new appreciation for bees with this book that's both science and mystery. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1467705926/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_o.bxzbCVJ3A30
a small black dog sitting on top of a bed
Er Vets: Life in an Animal Emergency Room
ER Vets by Donna M. Jackson. Reading level: Grades 5-8. Life in an animal emergency can be dramatic and exciting. This book gives aspiring young vets and vet techs a taste of what it takes to work in this fast-paced career. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01JNX5LG2/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_W-bxzbNMFZW02
an illustrated book with three polar bears in the snow
Animals at Play: Rules of the Game
Animals at Play: Rules of the Game by Marc Bekoff. Reading level: Grades 3-5. Learn about animal communication, cooperation, forgiveness, trust and more... all by watching them play! https://www.amazon.ca/dp/159213551X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_G-bxzbE2F32QZ
the book cover for city critters by nicholas read, with an image of a raccoon
City Critters by Nicholas Read. Reading level: Grades 4+. Take a closer look at the critters who share our cities. Why do they choose to live in urban spaces and how do they survive in areas we might consider inhospitable to their wild behaviours and needs? https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B007SYLBAY/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_k-bxzbBG0127E
saving lives and changing hearts animal sanctuarys and rescue centers by rob ladaw image
Saving Lives and Changing Hearts: Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers
Saving Lives and Changing Hearts: Animal Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers by Rob Laidlaw. Reading level: Grades 4+. Follow the journeys of different animals at animal sanctuaries and rescue centers, learning about organizations and individuals doing great work for animals. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1554552125/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_29bxzbD35F19D
an orangutan with the words animals in captivity
Wild Animals in Captivity
Wild Animals in Captivity by Rob Laidlaw. Reading level: Grades 6+. What happens when wild animals live in unnatural spaces? Biologist Rob Laidlaw provides questions to ask if you go to a zoo and ways to help animals in captivity. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1554550254/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_F9bxzb9M1ND92
an elephant standing on top of a white ball
On Parade: The Hidden World of Animals in Entertainment
On Parade: The Hidden World of Animals in Entertainment by Rob Laidlaw. Reading Level: Grades 5+. What do animals used in entertainment need, and can their needs be met? Or are there alternatives to using animals in entertainment? This book has great ideas of ways to help. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1554551439/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_m9bxzbYGWTM4C
a young boy petting a black cat on top of a bed with the caption cat champion's caring for our feline friends
Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends by Rob Laidlaw. Reading level: Grades 3-6. Learn about different cat welfare issues and meet young "Cat Champions" taking action for our feline friends! https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1927485312/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_R8bxzb8DNZWAR
two dogs behind a fence with their paws on each other's head, looking at the camera
No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs
No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs by Rob Laidlaw. Reading Level: Grades 3-6. Learn about different dog welfare issues and read the stories of young "Dog Champions" who are making the world a more humane place for dogs. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0986949558/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_y8bxzb9MAFWR1
two brown bears standing next to each other on top of a grass covered field and one bear holding a fish in it's mouth
The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest (The Great Bear Sea)
The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read. Reading Level: Grades 3+. Get closer to grizzly, spirit and black bears through this book filled with incredible photos of the Great Bear Rainforest. Learn what needs to be done to help these magnificent creatures survive. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00EYNRC7I/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_97bxzbEDFRXCE
the sea wolfs living wild in the great bear rainforest by jan mcaster and nicholas read
The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest
The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read. Reading level: Grades 3+. Go on a journey into a little-known world where wolves can swim like otters and fish like bears. Learn about life cycles, food webs and how we humans impact wildlife and the environment. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1554692067/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_R7bxzb8FDF4RC
the great bear sea exploring the marine life in pacific paradise by jan mcaster and nicholas read
The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise
The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read. Reading Level: Grades 3+. Discover life within the ocean off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. Prepare for an expedition into an often mysterious but always breathtaking underwater world! https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1459800192/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_m7bxzb3R3VJB2
the cover of what's the buzz? keeping bees in flight with an image of a woman holding a beehive
What's the Buzz?: Keeping Bees in Flight (Orca Footprints)
What's the Buzz?: Keeping Bees in Flight by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. Reading Level: Grades 4-7. We need bees! This fun book by a B.C. beekeeper is filled with bee facts and tips on how to help bees survive. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01G7TATEO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_16bxzbPW67DV4