Season 2 - Episodes 3 & 4 - A Chimpanzee Adventure

A Chimpanzee Adventure

A Chimpanzee Adventure is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers

We're headed back to Africa to visit the Gombe National Park and walk in the footsteps of famed paleontologist, Jane Goodall. And this time we're on a very special mission. A baby chimp has disappeared and Lauren, the Reading Bug and you need to help find her! Hop into the Reading Bug's magic book bag for another magical adventure!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Baby Monkey, Private Eye Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338180619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018

“Baby Monkey, Private Eye is the cutest beginning reader I have ever seen! Baby Monkey looks for clues, writes some notes, eats a snack, and then puts on his pants (which isn't easy!) before solving each case. Simple words paired with Selznick's detailed art make this adorable book delightful for everyone to read.”

— Melissa Fox, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS


Grumpy Monkey Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537864
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?


Non-Fiction: 
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428497
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Published: Dial Books - September 6th, 2016

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist.


Me . . . Jane Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316045469
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2011

In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart.


The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375867743
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 5th, 2011

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.


Chimpanzee Children of Gombe Cover Image
By Jane Goodall, Michael Neugebauer (By (photographer))
$19.99
ISBN: 9789888240838
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Published: minedition - December 2014

Jane Goodall’s fans and followers will love these stories and photos of chimpanzee children living in the Gombe National Park. This heartwarming book is filled with photos of many of the chimpanzee babies, toddlers, and young adults that live in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where the Jane Goodall research center of is located. Dr. Goodall has campaigned unceasingly for the protection of the chimpanzee—now an endangered species—and this moving, personal account will educate readers about the many threats to the animals in the wild and inspire readers of all ages to join in her vital work.


Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448461922
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 8th, 2012

Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas Cover Image
By Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250062932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Square Fish - August 4th, 2015

No Monkeys, No Chocolate Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580892889
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - July 3rd, 2018

The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061992254
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Published: HarperCollins - January 17th, 2012

Hug Cover Image
By Jez Alborough, Jez Alborough (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763615765
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - November 12th, 2001

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