Celebrate Jane Goodall’s 90th Birthday with These Knowledge-Filled Titles

Posted on April 3, 2024

by Franco V

Jane Goodall has led a remarkable life full of achievements, being a pioneering force in primatology, conservation, and environmental advocacy. As Goodall turns 90, her impact resonates far beyond her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees; it echoes in the hearts of millions, inspiring generations to embrace curiosity, compassion, and a profound dedication to safeguarding our planet.

Here, we invite you to delve into a collection of titles that captures the essence of Jane Goodall’s extraordinary contributions. From insightful biographies detailing her transformative journey in the jungles of Gombe to captivating narratives that echo her tireless commitment to wildlife conservation, each title serves as a testament to her enduring influence on science and society. You’ll learn about the trailblazing woman whose unwavering dedication continues to ignite a passion for understanding, protecting, and cherishing the natural world.

Happy 90th Birthday, Jane Goodall!

Book Jacket: The Book of Hope

the book of hope by Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, the book touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure.

Book Jacket: Seeds of Hope

seeds of hope by Jane Goodall

Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world.

Book Jacket: Jane Goodall

jane goodall by Dale Peterson

"When Goodall first presented her discoveries about chimpanzees at a scientific conference, she was ridiculed by the chairman. She was too young, too blond, too pretty to be a serious scientist, and worse yet, she had virtually no formal scientific training."--From publisher description.

Book Jacket: Untamed

untamed by Anita Silvey

"This biography for children trace's Goodall's life, but each chapter will also focus on two or more the chimpanzees that she observed, with information in sidebars about these particular animals. Along with biographical details, the book will explore the ethical issues that surround Goodall's work and show what has changed in our understanding of Great Apes. What do we know today about these animals in terms of language, speech, tool use, and DNA? How has sophisticated technology - GPS systems, Satellite imagery, portable digital microphones - been used to gain new information about animal populations."-- Provided by publisher.

Book Jacket: Jane


Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work studying chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe National Park shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s for National Geographic.

Book Jacket: Jane Goodall

jane goodall by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the amazing life of Jane Goodall, the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees. When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. This inspired her lifelong love of animals, and she went to study them in the wild as soon as she could. Jane lived with chimpanzees in their natural habitat and became famous for her pioneering approach to research. She now educates the public on animal rights and campaigns for environmental issues around the world. ​This moving book features stylish illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the primatologist's life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Book Jacket: You Are A Star, Jane Goodall

you are a star, jane goodall by Dean Robbins

"Meet Jane Goodall! Scientist, environmentalist, and activist Jane Goodall is an inspiration. But before she became the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Jane was just a little girl in England who dreamed of making important discoveries. With patience, determination, and her iconic ponytail, Jane Goodall change the world. Find out how you can be a star , just like Jane!" -- Back cover.

Book Jacket: The Watcher

the watcher by Jeanette Winter

This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

Book Jacket: Primates

primates by Jim Ottaviani

An action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. They were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology and to our understanding of ourselves.

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