Free Publications

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Free Publications for Teachers

Looking for fun educational resources? AWI offers free to teachers of young children a complimentary copy of three colorful, heartwarming children's books: Kamie Cat’s Terrible Night chronicles the misadventures of a lost cat. Pablo Puppy’s Search for the Perfect Person is a story about a puppy and an older dog living in a shelter. The Boy Who Loved All Living Things is a tale inspired by real events from the childhood of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Together, these three books—created especially for AWI by award-winning author and illustrator, Sheila Hamanaka—will help instill in students an understanding of proper pet care and the importance of compassion toward all living creatures. Spanish language editions of Kamie Cat’s Terrible Night and Pablo Puppy’s Search for the Perfect Person are available.

Teachers may also receive one free copy of A Dangerous Life, a graphic novel aimed at middle school–age readers, written and illustrated by Sheila Hamanaka with Lisa Barile, Rosalie Knox, and Julie Lien and published by AWI and the Kenya Wildlife Service. The story, set in Kenya, focuses on the true costs of the ivory trade and the importance of both animal and human families. Woven throughout are lessons of conservation and compassion for all living things.

For instructors teaching in high school and beyond, AWI offers The Magic of Touch, by Annie and Viktor Reinhardt. This book reviews the scientific and professional literature to present evidence on the calming, stress-buffering, and life-enhancing effect of touch among animals, among humans, and between animals and humans.

If you require additional copies of any of these books, please contact AWI. Lesson plans and additional resources are available for Kamie Cat’s Terrible Night, Pablo Puppy’s Search for the Perfect Person, A Dangerous Life, and The Magic of Touch. For more information on these materials, visit our Teaching Resources page.

Free Publications for Libraries and Animal Shelters

AWI is also pleased to offer one free copy of each of the books above, as well as our other publications, to libraries and animal shelters. If your library or animal shelter is interested in bulk orders, please email [email protected] or call 202-337-2332 with your request (include best contact information, name and number of materials being requested, and intended use for materials). Visit our online store and follow the instructions below to place your order today.

How to Order

If you are a teacher or a representative of a library or animal shelter, add the items to your cart and then proceed to checkout. On the checkout screen, enter the name of your institution in the “Free Publications” section and click “Apply Discount.” 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.