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.
BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS 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. FICTION 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.