• North American Mycological Association

    Promoting, pursuing and advancing mycology

  • Asociación Micológica de América del Norte

    Perseguir y hacer avanzar la micología

  • Association Mycologique d'Amérique du Nord

    Poursuivre et faire progresser la mycologie

Books for Young People

Note: some of these books are out of print, but may be still available from libraries, amazon.com, or ebay.com.


  • Allen, Berg, Dusheck, Taylor, Microorganisms, Fungi, and Plants. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, NY, 2002 (Three textbooks: Annotated Teacher's Edition, Teaching Resources, and Assessment Item Listing) (Grades 4-8)
  • Arnold, Katya and Swope, Sam. Katya's Book of Mushrooms. Henry Holt and Co., Inc., New York, NY, 1997 (Grades 4-8)
  • Arora, David and Bowers, Jeannette, Mushrooms of the World Coloring Book. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY, 1984 (Grades K-4)
  • Assinder, Sue, Rutter, Gordon, How the Mushroom Got its Spots, An Explainers' Guide to Fungi. British Mycological Society Education Group, Royal Botanic gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE UK and The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Polaris House,Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1UH UK, 2002 (Grades K-8 and Teacher Guide)
  • Carson, Mary Kay, Fungi. Sundance/Newbridge Educational Publishing, 2004 (Grades 9-12)
  • Conklin, Gladys, Fairy Rings and Other Mushrooms. Holiday House, New York, NY, 1983 (Grades K-4)
  • Delafosse, Claude, and Heliadore, Le champignon, (in French). Editions Gallimard Jeunesse, Paris, France, 1995 (Grades K-3)
  • Heller, Ruth, Plants that Never Bloom. Grosset & Dunlap, New York, NY, 1984 (Grades K-3)
  • Johnson, Sylvia, Mushrooms. Lerner Publishing Company, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 1982 (Grades K-3)
  • Kaveler, Lucy, The Wonders of Fungi. John Day Co., New York, NY, 1964 (Grades K-3)
  • Kendrick, Bryce, A Young Person's Guide to the Fungi. Mycologue Publications, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1986 (Grades 4-8)
  • Millman, Lawrence, Fascinating Fungi of New England. Kollath & Stensass Publishing, Duluth, MN, 2011
  • Mollen, Cora and Weber, Larry, Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods. Kollath & Stensaas Publishing, Duluth, MN, 2007 (Grades 4-12)
  • Pascoe, Elaine, Fungi (Kid's Guide to the Classification of Living Things). PowerKids Press, 2003 (Grades K-5)
  • Perry, Phyllis, J., Let's Learn About Mushrooms. Harvey House, New York, NY, 1974 (Grades K-4)
  • Plowman, Wendy, Fungi: A Kingdom of their Own. Wild Resources Conservation Program, State of Pennsylvania, 2007 (Grades 4-8)
  • Royston, Angela, Life Cycle of a Mushroom. Heinemann Library, Chicago, IL. 2009 (Grades K-3)
  • Selsam, Millicent, Mushrooms. William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1986 (Grades K-3)
  • Stewart, terraBrie, The Fungus Files: An Educators Guide to the Fungi, Grades K-6 (Second Edition). Friends of the Environment Foundation, Alberta National Plant Council, Nature Alberta, Canada, 2013 (Grades K-Adult)
  • Tesar, Jenny, Fungi. Our Living World Series. Blackbirch Press, Inc. Woodbridge, CT, 1994 (Grades 1-4)
  • Watling, Roy, Children and Toxic Fungi: The Essential Medicinal Guide to Fungal Poisoning in Children. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995
  • Watts, Barrie, Mushroom. Silver Burdett Co., 1986 (Grades K-3)
  • Webster, Vera R., Plant Experiments. Childrens Press, Chicago, 1982 (Grades 4-8)


  • Aesop Fable, Tharlet, Eve, The Grasshopper and the Ants. Silver Burdett Co., Morristown, NJ, 1985 (Grades K-3)
  • Amato, Mary, Invisible Lines, Egmont, USA, New York, 2011 (Grades 5-8)
  • Barklem, Jill, Autumn Story. Philomel Books, Putnam Publishing Group, New York, NY, 1980 (Grades K-3)
  • Beskow, Elsa, Children of the Forest. Floris Books, 15 Harrison Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2005 (Grades K-3)
  • Bodecker, N.M., The Mushroom Center Disaster. MacAdam/Cage, 2004 (Grades K-3)
  • Brown, Judith, Max and the Truffle Pig. E.M.Hale & Co., 1966 (Grades 2-5)
  • Cameron, Eleanor, Stowaway to the Mushroom Planet. Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1988 (Grades 4-8)
  • Cameron, Eleanor, Mr. Bass's Planetoid. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1958 (Grades 4-8)
  • Cameron, Eleanor, A Mystery for Mr. Bass. Little, Brown and Company,Boston, MA (Grades 4-8)
  • Cameron, Eleanor, Time and Mr. Bass. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA (Grades 4-8)
  • Cameron, Eleanor, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. Little Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1988 (Grades 4-8)
  • Dorros, Arthur, The Fungus That Ate My School. Scholastic Press, New York,NY, 2000 (Grades K-5)
  • Gates, Susan, Killer Mushrooms Ate My Gram. Puffin Books, 2000
  • Ginsburg, Mirra, Mushrooms in the Rain. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, NY, 1974 (Grades K-3)
  • Guraleva, Natasha, Adventures of Little Herbert in Mushroomland, 3 volumes, available at www.mushroomland.net, 2008 (ages 4-8, 7-11, and 8-12)
  • Hadley, Maggie, Fungus Fred Goes Foraying. British Mycological Society, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE UK, 2002 (Grades K-4)
  • Krahn, Fernando, Sebastian and the Mushroom. Delacorte Press, 1976 (Grades K-4)
  • Leister, Mary, Wee Green Witch, Stemmer House, 1979 (Grades K-3)
  • Lobel, Anita, Under a Mushroom, Harper Row (Grades K-3)
  • Monsell, Mary Elise, Crackle Creek. Atheneum, New York, NY, 1990 (Grades K-4)
  • Moore, Inga, The Truffle Hunter. Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Brooklyn, NY, 1987 (Grades 3-6)
  • Romanova, Natalia, Once There Was a Tree. Dial Books, New York, NY, 1985 (Grades K-4)
  • Seymour, Miranda, Casper and the Secret Kingdom. Silver Burdett Co., 1987 (Grades K-3)
  • Snicket, Lemony, (aka Daniel Handler), The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11). Illustrated by Helquist, Brett. Harper Collins, New York, 2004 (Grades 5-8)
  • Tharlot, Eve, The Grasshopper and the Ant. Silver Burdett Co., Morristown, NJ, 1985 (Grades K-3)
  • Truupold, Irma, The Land of the Green Sun, Tallinn Periodika (Grades K-3)

Compiled by Sandy Sheine