• Africa

    Africa Stripes

    Select a book below to read, and don't forget to check that book off of your passport as you complete them.

Points and Prizes

  • Each completed book is worth 1 Point.  If students attend the special events at Barbara Bush Library listed on the digital passport, each event is worth 5 Points. The passport will need to be stamped by the public library personnel to be validated. The student with the most points in PK-2, 3-5, and 6-8 grade span will be recognized at the board meeting, and win a tablet and other prizes! 

K-2nd Grade

3-5th Grade

  •  Mighty Lions

    Mighty Lions

    Why do lions roar? Which lion does most of the hunting? Why do some lions grow a mane? This title takes a fun look at lions through engaging photos and lively text.

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  •  How the Leopard Got His Spots

    How the Leopard Got His Spots

    In this retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, a leopard finds a way to hide when the Ethiopian covers him with spots. Told in graphic novel format.

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  •  Hyenas: On the Hunt

    Hyenas: On the Hunt

    Many people believe hyenas are only scavengers, eating food that other predators leave behind. But more often, hyenas use their sharp teeth and powerful jaws to hunt live prey. Learn how this fast, clever animal finds its next meal.

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  •  African Elephants

    African Elephants

    Elephants are seen as a symbol of African wildlife. Many people admire their size, intelligence, and strength. Learn more about these amazing animals, and what you can do to make a difference in their future.

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6th-8th Grade

  •  The Deadliest Animals on Earth

    The Deadliest Animals on Earth

    Angry hippos. Charging elephants. Killer frogs. Animals may be cute, but stay out of their way. Read about some of the deadliest animals on the planet.

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  •  Jane Goodall: Animal Scientist

    Jane Goodall: Animal Scientist

    Tells the life story of animal scientist, Jane Goodall. Even as a young child, Jane was fascinated by animals. Her fascination inspired her to pursue a career in primate research with singular passion.

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  •  Hippos in the Wild

    Hippos in the Wild

    Hippos may look cute, but keep your distance! These huge animals use their fast running speed and long canine teeth to defend their territories and their young. Find out why these beasts are Africa’s deadliest mammals.

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  •  Lion vs. Hyena

    Lion vs. Hyena

    The massive grassy African savanna is filled with the hunting activity of predators and their prey. The stamina of the hyena allows the animal to hunt its prey until it is too tired to fight. But which animal is the fiercest in the ecosystem?

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