Bats! They’re mysterious and creepy. They suck blood and hang upside down, but they're also downright amazing! Did you know that bats are the only mammals that can fly? Or that bats help keep the insect population down? Bats even pollinate. Yes, that scary hairy bat you’ve been frightened of is actual of friend of the Earth.
This year is all about the bat in Chicago. The little brown bat was named the official mammal of Chicago, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln Park Zoo. If you know where to look, you can find this species of bat, along with many others, living right here in the Windy City! If you'd rather not see them live, visit the library to read all about these little furry critters.
Stellaluna is the sweet story of a baby bat who is separated from her mother and raised as a bird.
What if your kindergarten teacher was a bat? Read all about Ms. Bitsy's adventures in Ms. Bitsy Bat's Kindergarten.
Load up on your knowledge of Bats with this informational book from our friends at National Geographic.
Even though he might be eaten by one, Fly Guy Presents: Bats gives young readers the bat basics with lots of up-close photos.
For all the aspiring chiropterologists out there, investigate The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats.