Free Publications for Teachers
Looking for fun educational resources? The Animal Welfare Institute is offering free to teachers of young school children three colorful, heartwarming children's books—Kamie Cat's Terrible Night, Pablo Puppy's Search for the Perfect Person, and The Boy Who Loved All Living Things—that not only entertain, but teach kids valuable lessons about responsibility and kindness to animals. View the Free Publications for Teachers PDF for more information on these AWI publications.
Teachers may also receive one free copy of A Dangerous Life. This graphic novel, aimed at middle school-aged readers, is published by AWI and the Kenya Wildlife Service. In vivid illustrations and text, it tells the story of a teen girl from America whose family made a fortune in the early 20th century from elephant ivory. She takes a trip to Africa, where she encounters wild elephants and witnesses first-hand the terrible price they pay to meet the demand for ivory. She and the Chinese and Kenyan friends she makes on her trip vow to save elephants and educate people about ivory and where it comes from.
To order your free educational publications, please add the items to your cart by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button next to each publication. Once you have added all desired publications to your cart, continue to checkout. While at the checkout screen, scroll to the "Free Publications" window that is beneath the "Cart Contents" window and enter the name of your institution in the box provided, then select "Click to calculate discounts." The cost of all eligible products will then be reduced to zero. The availability of a complimentary copy is subject to verification of eligibility. If you have any questions or problems checking out, please contact us.
|A Dangerous Life
A graphic novel about an American teen’s trip to Africa and her discovery of the terrible price elephants pay because of the global ivory trade; written and illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka; published by AWI and the Kenya Wildlife Service, 2014; 56 pages.
|Kamie Cat's Terrible Night
A children's book about the misadventures of a cat who gets lost and yearns to be home. Reinforces kindness and responsible cat care, written and illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka, 2010, 26 pages. (Also available in Spanish.)
|Pablo Puppy's Search for the Perfect Person
This story of a puppy and an older dog living in a shelter educates children about the needs of dogs and the value of humane treatment toward animals, written and illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka, 2008, 24 pages. (Also available in Spanish.)
|The Boy Who Loved All Living Things
A tale inspired by real events from Dr. Albert Schweitzer's youth, which teaches young children that animals are friends who should be treated with utmost compassion, written and illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka, 2006, 24 pages.