Books by Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees, having closely observed their behavior for the past quarter century in the jungles of the Gombe Game Reserve in Africa, living in the chimps' environment and gaining their confidence. Her ob


A PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Though sincere, this prayer may have the unintended effect of numbing rather than inspiring. (Picture book/homily. 7-12)"
The distinguished naturalist Goodall presents an ecumenical exhortation. Read full book review >
CHIMPANZEE CHILDREN OF GOMBE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"An irresistible replacement for the collaborators' The Chimpanzee Family Book (1989), now out of print. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
An album of photographs of young chimpanzees from the families the famed naturalist has studied over 60 years in the now-protected area of Tanzania called Gombe National Park. Read full book review >
SEEDS OF HOPE by Jane Goodall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Personal warmth and enthusiasm increase the charm of this celebration of the 'beauty, mystery, and complexity' of the plant world."
A wonderful introductory guide to the plant kingdom from one of the world's leading naturalists. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2009

"An upbeat compendium that will energize both hands-on and armchair conservationists."
A heartening collection of conservation success stories from world-renowned primatologist Goodall (Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, 2005, etc.), with field notes from Cincinnati Zoo director Maynard (Komodo Dragons, 2006, etc.) Read full book review >
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An excellent look at how researchers work and a fascinating introduction to chimpanzees. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Goodall's latest is a fascinating look at the behavior, development, and communication methods of the animals she has devoted her life to studying. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2001

"Further evidence, if any were needed by now, of Goodall's stunning intellectual acuity, broad curiosity, courage, decency, and goodness."
The second of a two-volume autobiography (Reason for Hope, 1999) in letters that allows readers to enter the daily life of famed primatologist Goodall. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 16, 1999

"A PBS tie-in will air in the fall of 1999. (16 pages b&w photos) (Author tour)"
Goodall (Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe, 1990, etc.), with the help of religious scholar Berman, sets down the spiritual and ethical lights that serve as guides in her rather extraordinary life. Read full book review >
DOCTOR WHITE by Jane Goodall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"Litty's watercolors beautifully illustrate this tale about the healing power of love. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet and heartwarming true story about a little white dog, who curled up on the beds of very sick children in a Children's Hospital in London and healed them with his warmth and love. Dr. White's tail thumped, his black nose snuggled, he licked sick hands, and critically ill children recovered. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A powerful indictment of human cruelty; a convincing plea for animal rights—and altogether superior to the run-of-the-mill nature books crowding the market. (Photos.)"
Peterson (English/Tufts), eloquent chronicler of nonhuman primates (The Deluge and the Ark, 1989), combines forces with chimp expert Goodall (Through a Window, 1990, etc.) to produce a Baedeker-cum-Declaration of Independence for the chimpanzee. Read full book review >