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The If We're Gone Endangered Species Series


The If We're Gone series of picture books introduce endangered creatures to young minds. Both well-known and unusual endangered species are spotlighted by amazing illustrations and by rhyming, research-based text.  Each animal "speaks" to his plight and paints a word picture of the problems he is enduring.  

Our books help educate young children on how to care about and preserve the future of these and other at-risk species. Our intention is for children to ask themselves, "How can I help these amazing creatures?"

Link to our Teaching Tools for Who Will Roar If I Go? and Will You Miss Us If We Go?

Parents and children alike will be fascinated with the detail in the watercolor illustrations of each creature in their environment. Learn their footprints, learn where they live, and learn what is endangering each one.

For school teachers, we recommend purchasing eBooks to use on whiteboards to enlarge the animals and being them to life! The audio book can be purchased at; it provides authentic animal sounds to accompany the reading. 

About the Author

Paige Jaeger is an educator, librarian, and professional developer who has worked at both the elementary and secondary levels. She is the author of three books on Inquiry-Based Learning and sits on the Advisory Board of School Library Connection magazine.  


Paige has a passion for getting students thinking-wondering-investigating and using the new vocabulary they acquire in the process. This series was written after watching students research endangered animals and expressing surprise—as though they'd never heard of poaching and other travesties causing their "disappearance." There wasn't anyone else except her good friend, Carol, whom she wanted to illustrate this book. She hopes the series will inspire students to be kind to animals and to make a difference in their existence.  


Paige and her husband live in northern New York, where they raised their family to love the great outdoors.

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