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Bats: Books


Bats (New and Updated)

ISBN: 0823443558
Ages: 4-8

Longtime science writer Gail Gibbons introduces young children to these fascinating flying mammals, gently disputes the myths that surround them, describes echolocation in simple terms, and discusses ways to help protect them.


National Geographic Readers: Bats

ISBN: 1426307101
Ages: 5-8

This easy to read science book has great pictures and is filled with detailed facts that you would expect from National Geographic. Full color photographs help create a sense of how bats live and lets you see them up close. Early readers will love this book on bats.

Bat Night


ISBN: 1494969211
Ages: 5-8

Learn 15 amazing facts about bats and take the short quiz at the end to see how much you remember of the facts presented. Great photos go along with the details.

Sleeping bat

Life Cycle of a Bat

ISBN: 0778707016
Ages: 6-9

One of a series of books about life cycles of favorite animals of the world. Explore bat nurseries, bat pups, bat roosts and all the ways that bats are an essential part of world ecosystems.



ISBN: 1553375254
Ages: 5- 10

Learn about megabats and microbats in this easy to read book that features facts and photos to enhance your study of the bat world.

California bat
Photo: NPS

Bats: An Illustrated Guide

ISBN: 1588346471
Ages: 8-12

This in-depth survey of the world's bat species uses full-color photographs and engaging narrative to demonstrate that bats are indeed “intelligent, curious, comical and essential animals.”

couple looking at bats in cave

Bats of the United States and Canada

ISBN: 1421401911
Ages: 12 and up

This fact-filled and easy-to-use guide provides an overview of bat biology, feeding behavior, habitats and classification. Also addressed are the dangers bats face from habitat loss, pollutants, and diseases like white-nose syndrome. Photographs and identification tips accompany descriptions of 47 species of bats. This is a great resource for older students who are interested in bats.


The Bat House Builder's Handbook, New Edition

ISBN: 1477322477
Ages: 12 and up

Older kids and adults will enjoy this newly-revised book that gives great instructions for making a bat house and helping with bat conservation efforts.

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