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Book List: Silly Gorillys and the Science of Spinning Primates

One Gorilla: A Counting Book, by Anthony Browne (Birth – 4). Count to ten with expressively illustrated watercolor primates. Nonfiction.

Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts about These Curious Creatures, by Claire Powell & Debra Kempf Shumaker (4-8). Minimal text and lively illustrations showcase primate behaviors including chest-thumping, howling, and nest building. Nonfiction.

Endangered (Ape Quartet, Book 1), by Eliot Schrefer (8-12). A girl who begrudgingly accompanies her researcher mom on a trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo must suddenly protect a bonobo sanctuary when a revolution erupts in the area. Fiction.

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks (12+). A graphic novel biography of three of the finest primatologists of the 20th century. Nonfiction.