Books and videos
  • Last updated:
  • 27 Mar 2019

There is an excellent array of reading material and videos about turtles. 

Books for young readers 

The Smallest Turtle by Lynley Dodd. 2008, ABC Books. ISBN 0733322085 

Little Turtle and the Song of the Sea by Norma Burgin & illustrated by Sheridan Cain. 2001, Little Tiger Press. ISBN 1854306200 

One Tiny Turtle by Jane Chapman & Nicola Davies. 2005, Candlewick Press ISBN 0763623113 

Diego and the Baby Sea Turtles by Warner McGee & Lisa Rao. 2001, Crabtree Publishing Co ISBN 1416954503 

Baby Turtles Tales by Elle J McGuiness. 2009, Andrews McMeal ISBN 0740781022 

Turtle (Watch Me Grow). 2006 Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd ISBN 1405313099 

Turtle's Song by Alan Brown & illustrated by Kim Michelle Toft. 2001,University of Queensland Press ISBN 1702231533

Journey of the Sea Turtle by Mark Wilson 2009, Lothian Books ISBN 073441109X 

Endangered Sea Turtles by Bobbie Kalman 2004 by Crabtree Publishing Co ISBN 0778718999 

Into the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson & illustrated by Alix Berenzy 1996, Henry Holt ISBN 0805022635 

Sea Turtles (Undersea Encounters) by Mary Jo Rhodes & David hall 2005, Children's Press ISBN 0516243918 

Books for general readers 

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behaviour and Conservation by James R Spotila 2004, The John Hopkins Press ISBN 0801880076 

Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the World's Last Dinosaur by Carl Safina 2007, Owl Books, Henry Holt Co. ISBN 0805083189 

Sea Turtles: An Extraordinary Natural History of Some Uncommon Turtles by Blair Ernest Witherington 2006, Voyager Press ISBN 100760326444 

Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles by Kathryn Lasky & Christopher G. Knight 2001, Candlewick Press ISBN 0763606359 

The Biology of Sea Turtles, by Peter L. Lutz, John A. Musick  1996, CRC Press ISBN 0849384222 

The Biology of Sea Turtles, Vol 2 by Peter Lutz, John A. Musick & Jeanette Wyneken 1996, CRC Press ISBN 0849311233 

Sea Turtles: An Ecological Perspective by David Gulko & Karen Eckert 2004, Mutual Publishing Co ISBN 1566476518