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For elementary students, grades 1 - 5.
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Penguins - Penelope Arlon
Call Number: J 598.47 ARL
ISBN: 9780545330244
Publication Date: 2012
An introduction to penguins, looking at seventeen different kinds, exploring their unique behaviors, and presenting numerous photographs.

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Penguins are Cool! - Connie Roop
ISBN: 9781402777899
Publication Date: 2012
An introduction to penguins, examining the different species, and describing their physical characteristics, habitats, and behaviors. Includes a brief biography of Paul Sweet, the ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History.

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A Penguin's Life - Nancy Dickman
ISBN: 9781432942304
Publication Date: 2011
Introduction to a penguin’s life cycle, exploring how it grows, develops, and reproduces.

NOTE Ages 4-8.

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Face to Face with Penguins - Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
ISBN: 9781426305627
This series of titles goes behind the scenes with the people who research and photograph wild animals to put the reader right in the action, and each title includes a scientific experiment, a glossary, facts at a glance section, and more.

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Galapagos Penguins - Molly Kolpin; Timothy J. Griffin (Contribution by); Robert T. Mason (Consultant Editor)
Call Number: J 598.47 KOL
ISBN: 9781429684316
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Many people think penguins live only in cold, icy places. But Galapagos penguins live in the blazing heat of the tropics. While this may seem like paradise, Galapagos penguins are always on the lookout for ways to stay cool and comfortable. Learn more about these adorable animals, including how they got to the tropics, what they eat, challenges they face, and what you can do to help.



What is a penguin?



(The left photo is the rockhopper penguins.  Image was found on

(Right photo is the emperor penguins.  Image were found on

A penguin is a bird.  But unlike most other birds, penguins cannot fly. Instead, they live mostly in the water.  Penguins are excellent swimmers. Penguins have feathers, just like all birds.  Penguin feathers are waterproof. Penguins' wings are like dolphin flippers, which are very good for swimming. Penguin chicks are hatched on land and are very fluffy.

There are no penguins north of the Equator - the imaginary line around the center of the Earth.  Penguins live in the southern half of the world, most near or on Antarctica.

There are 17 different types of penguins!   The smallest penguin is the fairy penguin which is 18 inches in height.  The largest penguin is the Galapagos penguin, measuring at 20 inches. 

From:  Penguins by Penelope Arlon


Penguin Video

Adelie penguins returning to the colony to fee their chicks.  It is a way of ensuring food is distribute to both chicks.



Picture Book

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Penguins - Liz Pichon
ISBN: 9780545022156
Publication Date: 2008
Penguins at the zoo have an exciting afternoon when one finds a camera left behind by a visitor.


Locations to Visit Penguins

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Bronx Zoo


Penguins Crafts for Kids

This website consists of an assortment of penguin crafts, coloring pages, origami folding and penguin cupcake ideas. photo credit by

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