Owen Parker: Savannah Gold Rush by Chris Bellenot, Arthur Pendragon

July 23rd, 2014

An exciting fictional adventure. On his quest to save wildlife, Owen risks his own existence, all the way from the escarpments of the Swiss Alps to the devious meanders of the streets of Dar es Salaam. Savannah Gold is the second book in a series a following the Rhino Connection. Portion of proceeds go to Read more…

Through the Eyes of Ernest: A Memoir to Honor Elephants by D. Mcfee

February 5th, 2014

Born in captivity, Ernest has no idea about life in the wild, where close-knit families of elephants live as long as humans—presuming humans let them. His first elephant friend, wild born Frankie, tells Ernest all about the pleasures of living wild, and the family he misses so much. (proceeds go to elephant welfare and conservation)

The Asian Elephant, A Natural History by J.C. Daniel

October 8th, 2011

From the curator of the Bombay Natural History Society comes a review of the past and present status of the elephant and problems that it faces in its fight for survival

Eyewitness: Elephant by Ian Redmond

October 8th, 2011

A vivid introduction to the elephant, in the colorful Eyewitness visual style. With plenty of background on the natural history of the elephant, including description of its behavior and social habits.  Great for children too.

The Astonishing Elephant by Shana Alexander

October 8th, 2011

Elephant is an unabashed celebration of these mysterious creatures, whose closest living relatives are the dugong and the hyrax. “They have,” Alexander writes, “essential nobility, grace, serenity, sagacity, loyalty and playfulness, a simple goodness, a lack of animosity–unless provoked.”

Elephants on the Edge by G.A. Bradshaw

October 8th, 2011

This thoughtful book by animal trauma specialist Bradshaw draws analogies between human and animal culture to illustrate the profound breakdown occurring in elephant societies.

Coming of Age with Elephants: A Memoir by Joyce Poole

October 8th, 2011

Poole is an animal behaviorist who has devoted her life to the study of the African elephant. Her intensive involvement with these majestic creatures revealed that they are self-aware, startlingly empathic beings, experience musth, and communicate in low-level vibrations that humans cannot hear. Those discoveries are fascinating, and Poole’s accounts of her adventures with the Read more…

Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family by Cynthia Moss

October 8th, 2011

Amboseli National Park, near Mt. Kilimanjaro in southern Kenya, is home ground to some 600 elephants; this herd has been relatively free from human interference and was a major focus for field study. Moss follows one extended family through 13 years of good times and bad times, observing details of their daily lives; mating, migration, Read more…

The Pope’s Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini

October 8th, 2011

In early 16th century Rome, among the Pope’s great joys was his menagerie of exotic animals, and the prize of his collection was an Indian elephant named Hanno, presented to him by the King of Portugal. The Pope’s Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini, historian emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, describes Hanno’s powerful effect on the Read more…

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

October 8th, 2011

It’s the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. There he meets the freaks, grifters, and misfits that populate this world. He introduces us to Marlena, beautiful star of the equestrian act; to August, her charismatic but twisted husband (and the circus’s animal trainer); Read more…

Modoc by Ralph Helfer

October 8th, 2011

Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to Read more…

Hannah’s Dream by Diane Hammond

October 8th, 2011

Hannah has been cared for by Samson Brown for her 41-year captivity.  But Samson is aging and his health is failing, and the zoo needs a plan. Enter Neva Wilson, an energetic young zookeeper whose creative ideas for Hannah’s well-being immediately put her afoul of Harriet Saul, the zoo’s petty, tyrannical administrator. To save Hannah’s Read more…

Just for Elephants by Carol Buckley

October 8th, 2011

Most elephants in America live in circuses and zoos, and their lives are very different from what they would be in the wild. But there’s a very special place in Tennessee called the Elephant Sanctuary, where elephants can finally have the freedom to roam and have elephant friends.

Tarra and Bella by Carol Buckley

October 8th, 2011

Best friends come in all shapes and sizes! After retiring from the circus, Tarra became the first resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. When other elephants moved in and developed close friendships, only Tarra remained independent – until the day she met a stray mixed-breed dog named Bella.

Travels with Tarra by Carol Buckley

October 8th, 2011

Tarra, an Asian elephant raised in captivity, is the subject of this tender photo-essay by Tarra’s elephant-advocate owner. College student Buckley’s courses in the care of exotic animals sprang to life when a local merchant obtained an infant elephant as his store mascot. Before long, Buckley had befriended the store owner and taken over the Read more…

Horton Hears a Who Dr. Seuss

October 8th, 2011

Surely among the most lovable of all Dr. Seuss creations, Horton the Elephant represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance–all wrapped up, thank goodness, in a comical and even absurd package. Horton hears a cry for help from a speck of dust, and spends much of the book trying to protect the infinitesimal creatures who live on Read more…

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss

October 8th, 2011

Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss’s kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of… an elephant-bird. Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Theodor Read more…

Elephant Dreams by Karl Cullen

October 8th, 2011

Inspired by the real life experience of the author who spent four months with the two orphan elephants, Ging Mai and Hope, this is the story of how after finding each other, they head off to search for the most important thing in a young elephants life; a family.

Elephants (Amazing Animals) by Kate Riggs

September 21st, 2011

This fairly new series of books explores many animals from the world in a way that even young readers will love. Every few sentences is accompanied by a full-page picture. Children learn how much the animals weigh, what they eat, where and how they live, who their predators are, and other basics. There is also Read more…