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Book Titles That Will Make You Slither Along

corn snakes in child’s hands

Who likes those slimy, long reptiles that move through grass or trees or even water? Well, apparently many people do, because July 16th is World Snake Day. Now, personally I do not like snakes, but I can see the fascination with them. Snakes come in many different sizes and colors. Some are just fine, but others are poisonous with their venom. Scientists have been studying them for years trying to understand their potential benefits to humans.  

 Use our catalog and digital resources (Overdrive and Hoopla), which have a ton of material on the different types of snakes found throughout the world, to learn about these interesting creatures. Here are just a few:  

 Fiction:

Snakes on a Train by Kathryn Dennis 

Huggy the Python Hugs Too Hard by Ame Dyckman 

Where Are You? by Sarah Williamson 

The Snake Who Said Shhh by Jodie Parachini 

Class Pet Mess! by Dan Gutman  

The Serpent’s Shadow [#3] by Rick Riordan 

The Snakes by Sadie Jones (adult title) 

Snake Pass by Colin Campbell (adult title)  

 

Nonfiction:  

Historical Animals by Julia Moberg  

Slither, Snake! by Shelby Alinsky 

Awesome Snake Science by Cindy Blobaum 

Snakes by Nic Bishop 

Reticulated Python: The World’s Largest Snake by Meish Goldish  

Fun Facts About Snakes! by Carmen Bredeson  

 

Overdrive/Libby or Hoopla titles: 

Fiction: 

Elmer and Snake by David McKee  

Snakes in Third Grade! by Maureen Robins  

The Frog and the Snake by David Brogdon  

The Year of the Snake by Oliver Chin (Book 8 of Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series)  

Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne 

The Snake Mafia by Gennifer Choldenko (Guys Read series)   

Anacondas: Snakes Alive by Colleen Sexton 

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields (Young Adult-Book 1) 

Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields (Young Adult-Book 2) 

Snake Skin by C.J. Lyons (Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller series, adult title-Book 1)  

The Snake Tattoo by Linda Barnes (adult title) 

The Snake and the Spider by Karen Kingsbury (adult title)  

 

Nonfiction:  

Snake Attack by Lisa Owings (part of the Animal Attacks series) 

Snakes Up Close by Christopher Blazeman (part of the Time for Kids series) 

Sea Snakes by Lindsay Shaffer (part of the Animals of the Coral Reef series) 

Ouch! Snakes That Bite by Alan Walker (part of the iscience jr. series) 

Life Cycle of a Snake by Karen Latchana Kenney (part of the Incredible Animal Life Cycles series) 

Snakes Are Awesome by Alicia Z. Klepeis (part of the Animals Are Awesome series) 

 

DVDs:  

Monster Python (2012)  

Snakes on a Plane (2006) 

Spiders and Snakes (2006) 

Reptiles (snakes plus lizards) (2003)