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Pierre the Penguin



Gold AwardEureka AwardBest Books Award



Pierre the Penguin was awarded the California Reading Association's
Eureka! Gold Award for 2011, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award for 2010
and an Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International in Science
Grades K-6 category.

In addition, Pierre the Penguin was selected as a finalist by USA Book News in Children's
Non-fiction for the National "Best Books 2010", and
was selected for the 2011 list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.  The OSTB is a cooperative project of the
National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council.

Click each award sticker to find out more!


Book Party


From left to right: Marine Biologist Pam Schaller, Illustrator Laura Regan, and
Author Jean Marzollo, visiting the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences.

visiting the aquarium


Illustrator Laura Regan at the book launch party on April 20, 2010 at the
California Academy of Sciences in San Franciso, CA .


Laura Regan
(c) Michael Costa, San Mateo Daily Journal


The party was held in front of the penguin aquarium where Pierre lives.
From left to right: Laura Regan, illustrator;
Stephanie Stone, Museum Director of Communications, and Dr. Pam Schaller.

(c) San Francisco Citizen


The kids watched Pam feed the penguins.

(c) San Franciso Citizen


And there he is, famous Pierre, in the middle.
His feathers grew back so he no longer has a need for his wetsuit.

(c) San Francisco Citizen


Can you see Pierre's wetsuit in this picture?

(c) San Francisco Citizen


Photos of Pierre, back when he needed a wetsuit:

  Pierre   Pierre  
(c) Califormia Academy of Sciences


What a happy story!

Pierre the Penguin Cover
(c) Sleeping Bear Press


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African Penguins have recently been listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because recent data has revealed "that they are undergoing a very rapid population decline, probably as a result of commercial fisheries and shifts in prey populations. The trend currently shows no sign of reversing, and immediate conservation action is required to prevent further declines."



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