Coyote in the shade

This photograph of a coyote was taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Desert Duets: Coyote Resources

Informational Books:

Coyotes by Teresa L. Hyman (KidHaven Press, 2004)

Coyotes by Diane Swanson (Gareth Stevens, 2002)

Coyotes by Lauray Yule (Rio Nuevo, 2004)

Desert Babies A-Z by Bill Broyles, photographs by Paul and Joyce Berquist (Rio Nuevo, 2005)

Fiction Books (with Links to Reviews on the Southwest Children's Literature Web Site):

Coyote Dreams by Susan Nunes, illustrated by Ronald Himler (Atheneum, 1988)

Kissing Coyotes by Marcia K. Vaughan, illustrated by Kenneth Spengler (Rising Moon, 2002)

Two Cool Coyotes by Jillian Lund (Dutton, 1999

Way Out West Lives a Coyote Named Frank by Jillian Lund (Dutton, 1993)

American Indian Stories:

These stories should only be shared in the winter months.

Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies by Harriet Peck Taylor (Simon & Schuster, 1995) - based on a Tewa story

Coyote Places the Stars by Harriet Peck Taylor (Aladdin, 1993) - based on a Wasco story

Coyote Steals a Blanket: A Ute Taleby Janet Stevens (Holiday House, 1993)

Coyote Walks on Two Legs by Gerald Hausman (Philomel, 1995) - based on Navajo stories

The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote: El cuento del conejo y el coyote by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Tomie dePaola (Putnam, 1994) A story of the Zapotec Indians of Mexico

Coyotes in Folklore:

Borreguita and the Coyote: A Tale from Ayutla, Mexicoby Verna Aardema, illustrated by Petra Mathers (Knopf, 1991)

Coyote and Badger: Desert Hunters of the Southwest by Bruce Hiscock (Boyds Mills, 2001)

Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg (Morrow, 1986)

Pecos Bill: Un cuento fantásico by Steven Kellogg (Mulberry, 1995)


"Mr. Coyote" by Patty Horn: In the Shade of the Saguaro: A Collection of Desert Songs (Two Geckos Publishing, 1996).

Web Sites:

Arizona Game and Fish Department: "Living with Coyotes"

ASDM Sonoran Desert Digital Library for Kids: Search Mammals for Coyote

ASDM Sonoran Desert Especially for Kids: "Animal Fact Sheet: Coyote"

Desert USA: The Ultimate Desert Resource: "The Coyote"

Desert USA: Coyote QuickTime Movie

Sabino Canyon: The Web of Life: "Coyote"

Wikipedia: "Coyote"

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Launched: February 2008
Updated: 14 June 2012