Randal R. Reeves, Brent S. Stewart and Steven Leatherwood. The Sierra Club Handbook of Seals and Sirenians. Sierra Club Books. 1992.

Hadoram Shirihai and Brett Jarrett.
Whales, Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World (Princeton Field Guides). Princeton University Press. 2006.

Brent S. Stewart, Philip J. Clapham, James A. Powell and Randall Reeves.
National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World (National Audubon Society Field Guide Series). Knopf. 2002.

Ronald M. Nowak, Randal R. Reeves and Brent S. Stewart.
Walker's Marine Mammals of the World. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2003.

William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig and J.G.M. Thewissen.
Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Second Edition. Academic Press. 2008.

Mark Carwardine.
Whales and Dolphins (Smithsonian Handbooks). DK Adult. 2002.

Mariane Reidman.
The Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses. University of California Press.1991.

Alexandra Morton.
Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us. Ballantine Books.

Joshua Horwitz.
War of the Whales. Simon & Schuster. 2014.

David Thomson and Seamus Heaney (introduction).
The People of the Sea: A Journey in Search of the Seal Legend. Counterpoint. 2002.

Leopard and Silkie (Henry Holt, Christy Ottaviano Books)
Seal Sitters' co-founders Brenda Peterson, internationally recognized author, and Robin Lindsey, photographer and lead investigator for SSMMSN, have recently published a children's book about seal pups, Leopard and Silkie. Based on the true story of two seal pups that visited West Seattle's shores, young Seal Sitter Miles helps protect them. (
nominated for Beverly Cleary Award!)
Visit the Leopard and Silkie website here.

Deborah Davis.
The Secret of the Seal. Knopf Books for Young Readers. (grades 4-6).

Angele Delaunois.
Kotik, the Baby Seal. Translated by Mary Shelton. Orca Book Publishers. 1995.

Kathleen Hollenbeck and John Paul Genzo.
Islands of Ice: The Story of a Harp Seal. Smithsonian Oceanic Collection.                                                                                                   

Gail Langer Karwoski and Connie McLennan.
Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean. Sylan Dell. 2005. (preschool-grade 1)

Martin Rafe.
The Boy Who Lived With Seals. G.P. Putnam and Sons.1993.

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.
Seal Pup Grows Up: The Story of a Harbor Seal. Soundprints. (ages 4-8)

Jackie Morris.
The Seal Children. Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 2009. Ages 4 - 8.

Susan Cooper and Warwick Hutton. The Selkie Girl. Margaret K. McElderry. 1986. Ages 4 - 8.

Franny Billingsly.
The Folk Keeper. Jean Karl Books. 2001. Young adult.

Lucy Baker. Seals. Puffin Books. 1990. (baby-preschool)

Joseph E. Brown.
Wonders of Seals and Sea Lions. Dodd, Mead and Co. 1976.

Jody Byrum.
Pinnipeds from Pole to Pole. Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses. SeaWorld Education Department Publications. 2000.

Louis Darling.
Seals and Walruses. William Morrow and Co.1955.

Lesley A. Dutemple.
Seals and Sea Lions. Greenhaven Press. (grades 4-7)

Nancy Field and Sally Machlis.
Discovering  Marine Mammals. A Learning and Activity Book. Dog-Eared publications. 1989. (ages 9-12)

Alice E. Goudey.
Here Come the Seals. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1957.

Eric S.Grace.
Seals. Sierra Club Books.1991. (ages 9-12)

Joan and Richard Hewitt.
A Harbor Seal Pup Grows Up (Baby Animals). First Avenue Editions. (baby-preschool)

Fran Hodgkins.
The Orphan Seal. Down East Books. (ages 4-8)

Kelly Macaulay and Bobbie Kauman.
Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals (What is it?). 2005. (ages 4-8)

Mary Jo Rhodes and Martin Hall.
Dolphins, Seals, And Other Sea Mammals (Undersea Encounters). (ages 9-12)

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