World Penguin Day (April 25th)

Observed on April 25th, World Penguin Day recognizes one of the most unique birds on the planet. There are 17 species of penguins, and all their natural habitats are in the Southern hemisphere. Here are a few books and movies you can find in our library about penguins.

Blue Penguin – Petr Horacek
Rejected by his fellow penguins because of his unusual color, minimal diving, and jumping skills, Blue Penguin begins to sing in his loneliness and wonders if he will be able to convince the others that he is one of them.

Empire Antarctica – Gavin Francis
The story of one man and his fascination with the world’s loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him.

Happy Feet (DVD)
Emperor Penguins from Antarctica each express their true love with a special heart song of their own that expresses their very being. However, the misfit Mumble cannot sing. Instead he has an extraordinary talent to tap dance with almost magical energy and expression.

March of the Penguins – Luc Jacquet
When summer nears its end in Antarctica, emperor penguins bound out of the water and gather together to begin a long march. They march to their nesting ground 100 miles away. When they arrive, each penguin chooses a mate and starts a family.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Richard & Florence Atwater
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.

Penguin Life – Andy Rouse
Rouse has photographed penguins over a number of years, culminating in this powerful, poignant, amusing and amazing record of penguin life.

When Penguins Cross the Ice – Sharon Katz Cooper
Follows a single Emperor penguin on its annual migration journey

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