• Meeg Pincus

Top Animal-Related Solutionary Stories

Updated: Jan 31

Some of my favorite nonfiction picture books that inspire kids to help animals!

I love animal-related solutionary stories and here are some of my favorites (updated annually—stay tuned for 2020 update soon!)...

Best Nonfiction Picture Books About Helping Animals

In no particular order:

  • Step Right Up: How Do and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness written by Donna Janell Bowman & illustrated by Daniel Minter

  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life With Chimps written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter

  • A Boy and a Jaguar written by Alan Rabinowitz & illustrated by Cátia Chien

  • Swimming With Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Lang written by Heather Lang & illustrated by Jordi Solano (Also Shark Lady written & illustrated by Jess Keating!)

  • Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears written by Jill Robinson & Mark Bekoff & illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen

  • Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology and a 3-D Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle by Deborah Lee Rose & Jane Veltkamp

  • Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story written by Wendy Tokuda & illlustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

  • Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian written by Margarita Engle & illustrated by Julie Paschkis

  • Abe Lincoln Loved Animals written by Ellen Jackson & illustrated by Doris Ettlinger (This one's out of print, but worth finding a used copy!)

  • The Wolves are Back written by Jean Craighead George & illustrated by Wendell Minor (See also The Eagles are Back and The Buffalo are Back by this team!)

  • Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles written by Patricia Valdez & illustrated by Felicita Sala

I'm sure I've forgotten some (or haven't found others)! Please contact me to share more of your favorites so I can check them out & add them to the list!