Crump, D., Ed. National Geographic Book of Mammals. National Geographic Society, 1981.

Nowak, R. Walker's Mammals of the World, sixth edition. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, Md. 1999.


Conant, R. and Collins, J. Peterson Field Guides: Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. Houghton Mifflin Company: 1991.

Crewe, S. Alligator. Raintree/Steck Vaughn: 1998.

Hinshaw, D. The American Alligator. Clarion Books: 1994.

Potts, S. The American Alligator (Wildlife in North America). Capstone Press: 1998.

Taylor, J.D. and Taylor, D. The Alligator and the Everglades (Animals and Their Ecosystems Series). Crabtree Publishing: 1990.

American Bison

Berman, R. American Bison (Nature Watch). Carlrhoda Books: 1992.

Isenberg, A. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920. Cambridge University Press: 2000 (not yet published).

McClung, R. Shag: Last of the Plains Buffalo (The Animal Life Cycles Series). Linnet Books: 1991.

Potts, S. The American Bison (Wildlife of North America). Capstone Press: 1997.

Taylor, J. David, Taylor, D., and Taylor, D. The Bison and the Great Plains (Animals and their Ecosystems Series). Crabtree Publishing: 1992.

Wilkinson, T. Bison for Kids. Northword Press: 1994.

Wilkinson, T. and Francis, M. Bison Magic for Kids (Animal Magic for Kids). Gareth Stevens: 1995.

Bald Eagle

Amato, C. The Bald Eagle: Free Again! (Young Readers' Series). Barrons Juveniles: 1996.

Breining, G. Return of the Eagle: How America Saved Its National Symbol. Falcon Publishing Company: 1994.

Gerrard, J. The Bald Eagle: Haunts and Habits of a Wilderness Monarch. Smithsonian Institution Press: 1988.

Gieck, C. Eagles for Kids (Cocoa Table, No. 6). Northword Press: 1991.

Lee, S. Bald Eagles: Naturebook Series. Childs World: 1991.


Fenton, M.B. and Tuttle, M.D. Bats. Checkmark Books: 1992.

Greenaway, F. Amazing Bats. Turtleback: 1991.

Kunz, T.H. (Editor) and Racey, P.A. (Editor). Bat Biology and Conservation. Smithsonian Institution Press: 1998.

Pringle, L. Batman: Exploring the World of Bats. Charles Scribner's Sons: 1991.

Tuttle, M.D. and Hensley, D. The Bat House Builder's Handbook. University of Texas Press: 1994.

Black - Footed Ferret

Clark, T. Averting Extinction: Reconstructing Endangered Species Recovery. Yale University Press: 1997.

Miller, B., Reading, R. and Forrest, S. Prairie Night: Black-Footed Ferrets and the Recovery of Endangered Species. Smithsonian Institution Press: 1996.

Silverstein, A., Silverstein, V. and Nunn, L. The Black-Footed Ferret (Endangered in America). Millbrook Press: 1995.

Blue Whale

Calambokidis, J. and Steiger, G. Blue Whales (Worldlife Library Series). Voyageur Press: 1993.

Davies, N. Big Blue Whale. Candlewick Press: 1997.

Kim, M. The Blue Whale (The Creature Club). Ideals Childrens Books: 1993.

Wells, R. Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? Albert Whitman & Co.: 1993.


Dupont, P. The Cheetah (Animal Close-Ups). Charlesbridge Publishing: 1992.

Grimbly, S. Cheetahs (Endangered, No. 4). Marshall Cavendish Corp.: 1998.

Kalman, B and Everts, T. Big Cats (Crabapples). Crabtree Publishing: 1994.

Thompson, S. Built for Speed: Cheetahs (Discovery). Lerner Publications Company: 1998.


Crewe, S. The Chimpanzee (Life Cycles). Raintree/Steck Vaughn: 1997.

Goodall, J. My Life with Chimpanzees. Minstrel Books: 1997.

Goodall, J. The Chimpanzee Family Book. Animal Family Series. Minstrel Books: 1997.

Heltne, P. Understanding Chimps. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass 1989.

McDonald, M. Chimpanzees: Naturebook Series. Childs World: 1998.

Petty, K. Chimpanzee (Baby Animals). Barrons Juveniles: 1992.

Robinson, C. Chimpanzees (In the Wild). Heineman Library: 1996.

Teleki, G. The Predatory Behavior of Wild Chimpanzees. Associated University Press: 1972.

Wrangham, R. et al.. Chimpanzee Cultures. Harvard Press Cambridge, Mass. 1996.


May, J. Ed. The Greenpeace Book of Dolphins. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.: 1990.

Sylvestre, J. Dolphins & Porpoises: A Worldwide Guide. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.: 1993.

Eastern Timber Wolf

Owen, O. Pup to Timber Wolf (Lifewatch). Abdo Publishing Company: 1996.

Two Herons Staff. The Timber Wolf: Hands-on Activities for Elementary Teachers. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company: 1996.


Chadwick, D. The Fate of the Elephant. Sierra Club Books: 1994.

DiSilvestro, R. The African Elephant: Twilight in Eden. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York. 1991.

James, E. Little Bull: Growing Up in Africa's Elephant Kingdom (Discovery Kids). Sterling Publications: 1998.

Kunkel, R. African Elephants. Harry N. Abrams: 1999.

Levine, S. The Elephant (Endangered Animals and Habitats). Lucent Books: 1998.

McCarthy, S. and Masson, J. When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals. Delta: 1996.

Orenstein, R., Leakey, R., and Beck, B. Elephants: The Deciding Decade. Firefly Books: 1997.

Santiapillai, C. and Jackson, P. The Asian Elephant: An Action Plan for Its Conservation. Intl Union for Conservation: 1990.

Travers, W. The Elephant Trunk (Born Free Wildlife Series). Millbrook Press: 1998.

Giant Panda

Angel, H. Pandas (World Life Library). Voyageur Press: 1998.

Metrol, Y. Panda (Animal World). The Rourke Book Company: 1983.

Presnall, J. The Giant Panda (Endangered Animals and Habitats). Lucent Books: 1998.

Schaller, G. The Last Panda. University of Chicago Press: 1994.

Tracqui, V. The Panda: Wild about Bamboo. Charlesbridge Publishing: 1999.

Gray Whale

The Oceanic Society. The Oceanic Society Field Guide to the Gray Whale. Sasquatch Books: 1989.

Arnold, C. and Hewett, R. Baby Whale Rescue: The True Story of J.J. Bridgewater Books: 1999.

Gordon, D. and Baldridge, A. Gray Whales (Monterey Bay Aquarium Natural History Series). Monterey Bay Aquarium Press: 1991.

Scrace, C. and Salariya, D. The Journey of a Whale (Lifecycles). Franklin Watts, Inc.: 2000, not yet published.

Gray Wolf

Amato, C. To Be a Wolf: A Learning Story about the Gray Wolf. Barrons Juveniles: 1995.

Defenders of Wildlife, The Wolf & the Dog: First Friend to Best Friend. Defenders of Wildlife: 2007

Domm, J. and Boyle, D. Gray Wolf Pup. Soundprints Corp. Audio: 1995.

Howker, J. Walk with a Wolf. Candlewick Press: 1998.

Ling, M. Amazing Wolves, Dogs, and Foxes. Knopf: 1991.

London, J. The Eyes of Grey Wolf. Chronicle Books: 1993.

Milton, J. Wild, Wild Wolves. Random House: 1992.

Swinburne, S. Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Brought Back the Gray Wolf. Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1999.

Wolpert, T. Wolves for Kids. Northword Press: 1990.

Grizzly Bear

Hodge, D. Bears: Polar Bears, Black Bears, and Grizzly Bears (The Kid Can Press Wildlife Series). Kids Can Press: 1999.

Hoshino, M. The Grizzly Bear Family Book (The Animal Family Series). North South Books: 1997.

Silverstein, A., Silverstein, V. and Nunn, L. The Grizzly Bear (Endangered in America). Millbrook Press: 1998.

Treadwell, T. and Palovak, J. Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska. Ballantine Books: 1999.

Humpback Whale

Clapham, P. Humpback Whales (World Life Library). Voyageur Press: 1996.

Esbensen, B. Baby Whales Drink Milk (Let's Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage I). Harpercollins Juvenile Books: 1994.

Frahm, R. The Humpback Whale. Capstone Press: 1998.

Oceanic Society Expeditions, Earthtrust, Morris, M. and Bernard, H . Field Guide to the Humpback Whale (Sasquatch Field Guide). Sasquatch Books: 1993.

Robinson, C. Whales (In the Wild). Heineman Library: 1999.

Ryder, J. Winter Whale (Just for a Day Book). Mulberry Books: 1994.

Tokuda, W. Humphrey, The Lost Whale: A True Story. Heian Intl. Publishing Company: 1988.

Twinem, N. In the Ocean. Charlesbridge Publishing: 1998.

Weller, F. I Wonder If I'll See a Whale. Paper Star: 1998.


Labastille, A. Jaguar Totem: The Woodswoman Explores New Wildlands and Wildlife. West of the Wind Publications: 1999.

Ryder, J. Jaguar in the Rain Forest (Just for a Day Book). William Morrow & Company: 1996.

Smith, R. Jaguar. Hyperion: 1998.

Watt, M. Jaguars (The Untamed World). Raintree/Steck Voughn: 1998.


Grambo, R. Mountain Lion. Chronicle Books: 1999.

Iwago, M. In the Lion's Den. Chronicle Books: 1996.

Kalman, B. and Everts, T. Big Cats (Crabapples). Crabtree Publishing: 1994.


Amato, C. Chessie: The Meandering Manatee. Barrons Juveniles: 1997.

Hartman, P.S. Ecology and Behavior of the Manatee (Trichechus Manatus in Florida). American Society of Mammalogists: 1979.

Silverstein, A., Silverstein, V., Nunn, L. and Silverstein, R. The Manatee (Endangered in America). Millbrook Press: 1996.

Zeiller, W. Introducing the Manatee. University Press of Florida: 1992.

Zoehfeld, K. Manatee Winter (Smithsonian Oceanic Collection). Soundprints Corp Audio: 1994.

Orca/ Killer Whale

Connor, R. The Lives of Whales and Dolphins. Henry Holt and Co.: NY, NY 1994.

Leatherwood, S. and Randall, R. The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins. Sierra Club Books: San Francisco 1983.

Leatherwood, S., Reeves, R., Perrin, W.F., and Evans, W.E. Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Eastern North Pacific and Adjacent Arctic Waters. A Guide to Their Identification. Dover Publications: New York, New York, 1982.

Leon, V. A Pod of Killer Whales. Silver Burdett Press: Parsippany, NJ 1995.

Patent, D. Whales: Giants of the deep. Holiday House Press: 1984.

Prevost, J. Killer Whales. Abdo & Daughters: 1995.


Nickerson, R. Sea Otters: A Natural History and Guide. Chronicle Books: 1998.

Pledger, M. Adventures with Oscar Otter (Peek and Find Series). Silver Dolphin: 1990.

Ransford, S. Animal Lives: The Otter. Larousse Kingfisher Chambers: 1999.

Riedman, M. Sea Otters (Monterey Bay Aquarium Natural History Series). Monterey Bay Aquarium Press: 1990.

Silverstein, A., Silverstein, R., and Nunn, L. The Sea Otter (Endangered in America). Millbrook Press: 1996.


Maehr, D. The Florida Panther: Life and Death of a Vanishing Carnivore. Island Press: 1997.

McMullen, J. Cry of the Panther: Quest of a Species. Pineapple Press: 1998.

Silverstein, A., Silverstein, V. and Nunn, L. The Florida Panther (Endangered in America). Millbrook Press: 1997.

Prairie Dog

Crewe, S. The Prairie Dog (Life Cycles). Raintree/Steck Vaughn: 1996.

Hoogland, J. The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog: Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal (Wildlife Behavior and Ecology). University of Chicago Press: 1995.

Sargent, D., Sargent, P. and Caffe, J. Prater the Prairie Dog. Ozark Publishing: 1998.

Polar Bear

Heller, R. How to Hide a Polar Bear and Other Mammals. Price Sterm Sloan Publishing: 1994.

Hodge, D. Bears: Polar Bears, Black Bears, and Grizzly Bears (The Kid Can Press Wildlife Series). Kids Can Press: 1997.

Ovsyanikov, N. Polar Bears (Wildlife Library). Voyageur Press: 1998.

Sherwonit, B. Alaska's Bears: Grizzlies, Black Bears, and Polar Bears. Alaska Northwest Books: 1998.


Cunningham, C. and Berger, J. Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge. Oxford University Press: 1997.

Harman, A. Rhinoceroses: Endangered. Benchmark Books: 1997.

Hull, M. The Rhinoceros (Endangered Animals and Habitats). Lucent Books: 1998.

Schlaepter, G. and Samuelson, M.L. The African Rhinos (Dillon Remarkable Animals Book). Dillon Press: 1992.

Watt, M. Black Rhinos (The Untamed World). Raintree/Steck Vaughn: 1998.

Snow Leopard

Bailey, J. Save the Snow Leopard: Earth's Endangered Creatures. Raintree/Steck Vaughn: 1991.

Kern, G. The Last Snow Leopard. Xenos Books: 1994.

Merrick, P. Snow Leopards: Naturebooks Series. Childs World: 1998.

Radcliffe, T. The Snow Leopard. Viking Childrens Books: 1994.


Harman, A. Tigers: Endangered. Benchmark Books: 1996.

Higgins, M., Discovery Communications, Wenngren, A., and Mitchell, C. Cats: From Tigers to Tabbies (Animal Plant). Crown Publishing: 1998.

Lumpkin, S. Big Cats (Great Creatures of the World). Checkmark Books: 1993.

Parsons, A. Amazing Cats. Demco Media: 1990.

Urguhart, J. The Big Cats: Lions and Tigers and Leopards (Kids Want to Know Series). National Geographic Society: 1996.