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Books About . . . Deserts
 
 
Preschool
 
Camel Caravan by Bethany Roberts and Patricia Hubbell (Fiction)
Dig, Wait, Listen: A Desert Toad's Tale by April Pulley Sayre (Nonfiction)
 
 
Picture Books
 
Ali, Child of the Desert by Jonathan London (Fiction)
Another Tortoise and a Different Hare by Judith Cole (Fiction)
A Day in the Desert by various young authors and illustrators (Fiction)
Clementina's Cactus by Ezra Jack Keats (Fiction/Wordless)
Lost by Paul Brett Johnson and Celeste Lewis (Fiction)
Night Dancer: Mythical Piper of the Native American Southwest by Marcia Vaughan (Fiction)
One Night: A Story from the Desert by Cristina Kessler (Fiction)
The Seed and the Giant Saguaro by Jennifer Ward (Fiction)
A Year of the Ranch by Alice McLerran (Fiction)
 
 
Easy Readers
 
Cactus by Carol Lerner (Nonfiction)
Cactus Desert by Donald M. Silver (Nonfiction)
Cactus Hotel by Brenda Z. Guiberson (Nonfiction)
Desert by Ron Hirschi (Nonfiction)
Desert Babies by Kathy Darling (Nonfiction)
Desert December by Dorian Haarhoff (Fiction)
Desert Town by Bonnie Geisert (Nonfiction)
Desert Trek: An Eye-Opening Journey Through the World's Driest Places by M. Le Rochais (Nonfiction)
Desert Trip by Barbara A. Steiner (Nonfiction)
Deserts by Philip Steele (Nonfiction)
Deserts by Seymour Simon (Nonfiction)
Earth's Changing Deserts by Neil Morris (Nonfiction)
Hosni the Dreamer: An Arabian Tale by Ehud Ben-Ezer (Nonfiction)
Hot Deserts by Wendy Pfeffer (Nonfiction)
It Could Still Be a Desert by Allan Fowler (Nonfiction)
Listen to the Desert / Oye al desierto by Pat Mora (Nonfiction)
A Night and Day in the Desert by Jennifer Owings Dewey (Nonfiction)
The Sabbath Lion: A Jewish Folktale from Algeria by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush (Nonfiction)
This Big Sky by Pat Mora (Nonfiction)
Storm on the Desert by Carolyn Lesser (Nonfiction)
Welcome to the Sea of Sand by Jane Yolen (Nonfiction)
Wild Horses by Glen Rounds (Nonfiction)
 
Intermediate (Grade Levels 4-6)
 
The Children of Mauritania by Lauren Goodsmith (Nonfiction)
Crafts for Kids Who Are Wild about Deserts by Kathy Ross (Nonfiction)
Desert by Lionel Bender (Nonfiction)
Desert by Edward R. Ricciuti (Nonfiction)
Desert Animals by Michael Chinery (Nonfiction)
Desert Life by Barbara Taylor (Nonfiction)
A Desert Year by Carol Lerner (Nonfiction)
The Deserts of the Southwest by Maria Mudd Ruth (Nonfiction)
Endangered Desert Animals by Dave Taylor (Nonfiction)
The Humpbacked Fluteplayer by Sharman Apt Russell (Fiction)
Journey into the Desert by John Brown (Nonfiction)
People of the Deserts by David Lambert (Nonfiction)
Sahara: Vanishing Cultures by Jan Reynolds (Nonfiction)
The Hidden Life of the Desert by Thomas Wiewandt (Nonfiction)
Watching Desert Wildlife by Caroline Arnold (Nonfiction)
Wildlife Southwest by Jill Skramstad (Nonfiction)
 
 
Teen Reads
 
The Beduins' Gazelle by Frances Temple (Fiction)
Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee (Fiction)
Leaving Eldorado by Joann Mazzio (Fiction)
Searches in the American Desert by Sheila Cowing (Nonfiction)
Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson (Fiction)
 
 
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