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.

Consider using websites like SafeShare.TV and ViewPure to remove ads from websites.

  • Websites

    Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum)

    In-depth information about the Barton Springs Salamander in Texas.


    Fun facts, habitat, regeneration of salamanders in South Dakota.

    Salamanders and Newts

    Interactive website with basic information about salamanders and newts.

    Spotted Salamander

    Profile of the spotted salamander with images, scientific name, habitat, descriptions of and links to more information.

    Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)

    Information about this unique salamander found in Texas.

  • 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.