Penguins, Penguins, Penguins!

By Monica C. RSS Wed, April 29, 2020

Do you miss seeing the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo? I sure do!

But guess what? You can still see their penguins anytime through the computer. The Zoo has a live feed called the Penguin Point Camera and it brings you directly to their Humbolt penguin colony – you can see penguins swimming, hanging around with their penguin friends, and having a good time all around.

Want to read more about penguins? Consider one of these ebooks through Hoopla to get you started. 

From Egg to Penguin by Jennifer Boothroyd
How does an egg become a penguin? Follow each step in the cycle—from an oval egg to a sleek, black and white penguin—in this fascinating book!




Penguins by Alex Kuskowski
This title familiarizes young readers with the penguins they can find at their local zoo. It includes colorful double-page photos with easy-to-read sentences about features, food, chicks,  and more to make learning a fun experience. Penguin facts and a quick quiz provide additional learning comprehension activities for young readers.





A Penguin Named Patience: A Hurricane Katrina Rescue Story by Suzanne Lewis
Patience is a South African penguin. She is small at roughly 6 pounds and approximately 20 inches tall; but at 24 years old, she is the 'penguin in charge' of the penguin exhibit at New Orleans's Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits, devastating the city and surrounding areas with its catastrophic winds and flooding. The aquarium is severely damaged. With no electricity or relief in sight, the temperature in the aquarium reaches dangerously high degrees, putting the penguins in peril. Patience, and the 18 other penguins, along with some of the other zoo animals, must leave their home and their favorite human, Tom, the penguin keeper. After nine long months away from Tom and their home, the aquarium is finally restored. And Patience, who has been patient, and her penguins return to New Orleans to a cheering homecoming.


If you don't see the title you're looking for as an ebook or audiobook in our catalog, be sure to check the Overdrive Kid's eReading Room, as many titles have been recently added!

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