- A Rattlesnake’s Story: The Story of a Young Snake Who Discovers the Sad Truth About Rattlesnake Roundups by Grace Taracka. This book covers some aspects of rattlesnake ecology and rattlesnake roundups.
- Don’t Make Me Rattle! by Elaine A. Powers. Rattlesnakes are much less scary once you get to know them.
- A Water Snake’s Year by Doris Gove. Learn about the natural history of watersnakes from a watersnake herself!
- Katie of the Sonoran Desert by Kate Jackson This is the true story of a Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake named Katie.
- Rattlesnake Rules by Conrad J. Storad.
For Big Kids
- Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World’s Largest Snake by Jesús Rivas. Full of stories and data!
- Secrets of Snakes: The Science beyond the Myths by David A. Steen. This book tackles the most common myths and misconceptions about snakes. Read our full review.
- Snakes: The Evolution of Mystery in Nature by Harry W. Greene Excellent, in-depth information about snakes with GORGEOUS photography.
- The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife by Nancy Lawson. Not about snakes, but has great advice for a wildlife-friendly yard (and unlike many in this category, is snake-friendly too!).