Ringed salamander © Peter Paplanus. CC-BY-2.0.

Classification: Amphibian

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.

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  • Videos

    A Giant Salamander’s Second Chance

    News format video focusing on the Eastern hellbender salamander in the Appalachian region in the U.S. (YouTube)

  • Portal Texts

    Pip’s Magic

    by Ellen Stoll Walsh

    ISBN-13: 978-0152019624 (F&P level: J)

    The Salamander Room

    by Anne Mazer

    ISBN-13: 978-0679861874 (F&P level: M)
  • Research Books

    Life Story of a Salamander (Animal Life Stories)

    by Charlotte Guillain

    ISBN-13: 978-1484604953 (F&P level: N)

    Salamander: A Children Pictures Book About Salamander With Fun Salamander Facts and Photos for Kids

    by Alma Ray

    ISBN-13: 978-1539020882 (F&P level: M)

    Salamander: Amazing Fun Facts and Pictures about Salamander for Kids

    by Gaia Carlo

    ISBN-13: 978-1981355204

    Salamander or Lizard? How Do You Know?

    by Melissa Stewart

    ISBN-13: 978-1598452389 (F&P level: M)

    Salamanders (Life Cycles)

    by Robin Nelson

    ISBN-13: 978-0761341086 (F&P level: M)

    Snakes, Salamanders and Lizards

    by Diane Burns

    ISBN-13: 978-1559716277
  • E-books on

    Becoming a Salamander (Changing Animals)

    by Grace Hansen

    (F&P level: M)

    Salamander: Master of Regrowth (Animal Superpowers)

    by Josh Plattner

    (F&P level: K)

    Salamanders (Backyard Wildlife)

    by Megan Borgert-Spaniol

    (F&P level: H)

    Salamanders (Endangered Animals)

    by Kristen Pope

    (F&P level: N)

    Salamanders (Swamp Animals)

    by Leo Statts

    (F&P level: M)

    Salamanders Are Gross! (Creepy Crawlers)

    by Leigh Rockwood

    (F&P level: R)
  • Skype a Scientist

    Scientist: Dr. Jonathan Kolby

    Register to schedule a Skype session with Dr. Jonathan Kolby, who studies amphibians and works for herpetological conservation.

    Skype a Scientist matches over 2000+ scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists skype into your classroom for 30–60-minute Q&A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. Multiple topics are available.