Bats: Shadows in the Night, by Diane Ackerman (Crown Publishers, 1997). The author recalls adventures traveling across Texas with Bat Conservation International founder Merlin Tuttle in search of bats. Grades 4 and up.
Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon (Harcourt, Brace & Co.,1993). A beautifully illustrated fictional story about a young fruit bat separated from its mother and raised by birds. Grades K to 2.
Amazing Bats (Eyewitness Juniors No. 13), by Frank Greenaway and Jerry Young (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991). A snapshot approach to bats and their unique adaptations and lifestyles, from nursery colonies to midnight snacks. Grades K to 4.
The Fascinating World of Bats, by Maria Angels Julivert (Barrons Juveniles, 1994). Superb nature book has scientifically accurate full-color art. Children learn how bats have adapted to different environments. Grades 4 to 7.
Bats: Mysterious Flyers of the Night, by Deane Stuart (Carolrhoda Books, 1994). Thorough explanation of bats with striking color photos on every page. Descriptions of feeding, migration, birth, and more. Grades 2 to 4.
Bats (Zoobooks), by Linda C. Wood and Dee Rink (Wildlife Education Ltd., 1998). Loaded with color photos and illustrations. Includes bat myths, anatomy, diet, ecological roles, plus games and activities. Grades 1 to 4.