Bat Citizens, Bat Conservation Book for Kids - Alder & Alouette

Bat Conservation: Bat Citizens Defending the Ninjas of the Night

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An innovative full-colour work about bats' biology, habits, and history, and the bat conservation efforts of young people around the world, now also available in paperback!

From the award-winning author Rob Laidlaw comes an inspiring book about bats, their importance to a wide range of ecosystems, and the young bat citizens who are engaged in conservation efforts around the world.

In Bat Citizens: Defending the Ninjas of the Night, celebrated animal activist and biologist Rob Laidlaw sheds light on these famously shadowy mammals, from their habits and habitats to their importance for maintaining biodiversity. Bat biology is explored alongside the history of human-bat relations, with facts to fascinate even the most nervous reader.

Spotlight features on Bat Citizens and their bat conservation efforts make this an empowering book for children seeking their own expressions of global citizenship. With informational sidebars, colour photographs, a glossary and index, and a center-gatefold bat illustration, Bat Citizens is a book that will both instruct and inspire.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Bat Conservation International (BCI).


  • Bat Citizens, Protecting the Ninjas of the Night
  • Written by Rod Laidlaw
  • Published by Pajama Press, May 11, 2018.
  • Ages 7 to 10 years
  • 0.5" H x 10.2" L x 9.0" W (1.15 lbs) 48 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Bat Biology, Bat Natural History, Bat Conservation and Bat Conservationist