Animal Migrations

Flying, Walking, Swimming

November 2022
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    10th November 2022
  • ISBN 9781486315413
  • Language English
  • Pages 80 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
  • Images color illus & photos throughout

Discover the exceptional and unusual migration journeys of all kinds of animals.

A reindeer treks a continent under unimaginable weather extremes. One tiny bird flies non-stop for nine days, while another flies from the North to South Pole (and back!) every year. A whale swims through the oceans of a hemisphere.

Animal Migrations: Flying, Walking, Swimming offers a fascinating insight into the what, where, why and how of these incredible journeys of survival. It explores the migrations of mammals, birds, insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and aquatic microorganisms. Discover exceptional and unusual journeys, their effect on our world, and how we can help these migrating animals.

The remarkable adventures covered in Animal Migrations show strength, determination, inbuilt knowledge and the importance of community across global connections.

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 8 to 12.


  • An engaging introduction for kids to animal migrations and how they play out around the globe.
  • Exceptional and unusual animal migration journeys, by land, air and sea.
  • Packed with fascinating facts, photos and fun illustrations.
  • Shares the migration stories of a broad range of mammals, birds, insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and aquatic microorganisms.
  • Explores the threats migrating animals face, and the different ways we can help.

Mysteries of animal migrations

1: What is animal migration?
2: Walking migrations
3: Swimming migrations
4: Flying migrations
5: Navigation
6: Rule breakers, riddles and research
7: Animal migrations, food chains and pollination
8: Animal migrations celebrated
9: Warnings and way forward
10: Helping hands

World map
Further reading and resources

Diane Jackson Hill

Diane Jackson Hill is a retired primary school teacher who is passionate about connecting children to the beauty of our incredible world. She is also the author of Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater (CSIRO Publishing), which made the CBCA Awards Notables list and was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in The Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Awards.

Astred Hicks

Astred Hicks is an award-winning book designer, illustrator, and author. Her illustrations have appeared in books shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year Awards, and highly commended in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Astred was also the illustrator of A Hollow Is a Home and Ocean Animals.

animal migration; ecosystems; environment; non-fiction