Mammal Books
Mammal
By Steve Parker

Lushly illustrated in the Eyewitness Books tradition, this book introduces young readers to the natural history of mammal behavior and anatomy. Topics range from how newborn mice develop to how camels walk on sand and why some mammals have spines instead of fur. The last chapter describes "mammal detectives," who use clues such as teeth, bones, and fur caught on fences to understand mammals better.
DK Publishing, 2004. (ISBN 0-7566-0703-5)
 
What is a Mammal?
By Robert Snedden

A delightful book that explores the question - "What makes a mammal a Mammal?" - neatly, with an appealing combination of easy-to-read text, detailed illustrations, and striking, full-color photographs. Double-page spreads feature fascinating examples like marsupials and mammals that lay eggs or have a pouch.
Sierra Club Books for Children, 1993. (ISBN 0-87156-468-8)
 
The Age of Mammals (Prehistoric World)
By Dougal Dixon

Young readers can explore the exciting world of the earliest mammals through scientifically accurate color illustrations and information based on current paleontology. A great source for elementary school class projects, or simply fun reading.
Barron's Educational Series, 2006. (ISBN 978-0764134807)
 
The Ice Age (Prehistoric World)
By Douglas Dixon

Ice Age animals are presented in dramatic two-page spreads with illustrations depicting what the animal might have looked like, reconstructed fossil skeletons, and information based on current paleontological research. A great source for elementary school class projects, or simply fun reading.
Barron's Educational Series, 2006. (ISBN 978-0764134791)
 
Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution
By Steve Jenkins

Handsome cut-paper collages and clear text describes take young readers on a journey through the basics of evolution, from the birth of the planet through to the arrival of Homo sapiens. The book clearly explains concepts such as mutation, extinction, and Darwin's theory of natural selection.
Houghton Mifflin, 2002. (ISBN 978-0618164769)
 
 
 
National Geographic: Prehistoric Predators
Three National Geographic episodes (on the dire wolf, the saber-toothed cat and the short-faced bear) are combined into a zoological documentary that recreates the prehistoric world through vivid computer animation and asks why these species died out while others persisted.
National Geographic, 2007
 
The Life of Mammals
Hosted by David Attenborough

David Attenborough's landmark ten-part series is an in-depth exploration of mammalian life. Topics include specialized diets, adaptations to life in water, predation, and socialization, ending with the transformation of the natural world that began when one great ape began to walk upright
British Broadcasting Corporation, 2003