Opossum Books

CHILDREN’S BOOKS (but adults should love them too!)

A Lion in The Woods by Maurice Dolbier, illustrated by Robert G. Henneberger

A Possum in Our Pool  by Pop-Pop Smith, illustrations by Kayla Becerra and Leann Metz

An Impossumble Summer by B.W. Clough, illustratons by Janet Little

Appleblossom The Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Illustrated by Gary A. Rosen

Awesome Like a Possum  Written by Carly Strickland & Will Rankeillor, Illustrated by the Electric Keychain Collective

Benjamin’s Perfect Solution, story and pictures by Beth Weiner Woldin

Count the Possums by Dick Punnett, illustrated by Tom Dunnington.  A Talk-Along book

Don’t Laugh, Joe! By Keiko Kasza

Edward, Hoppy and Joe by Robert Lawson

Eugene the Brave by Ellen Conford, illustrated by John Larrecq

Everyone Loves the Moon by James Young

Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite! By Diane deGroat

Henry Possum, Story and Pictures by Harold Berson

Henry’s Fourth of July by Holly Keller

Henry’s Happy Birthday by Holly Keller

Impossible, Possum by Ellen Conford, illustrated by Rosemary Wells

Just the Thing for Geraldine by Ellen Conford, illustrated by Joh Larrecq

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat

Magnolia’s Mixed-Up Magic  by Joan Lowery Nixon, Pictures by Linda Bucholtz-Ross

Mattie’s Little Possum Pet by Ida Luttrell, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Mississippi Possum by Miska Miles, Illustrated by John Schoenherr

My First Book of Baby Animals by Diane Namm, illustrated by Turi MacCombie

Nature Hide & Seek.  Woods & Forests by John Norris Wood & Maggie Silver

Nothing to Do by Russell Hoban, pictures by Lillian Hoban

Olive and the Magic Hat by Eileen Christelow

Opossum by Kazue Mizumura

Opossums by Emilie U. Lepthien.  A New True Book

Opossums, Nighttime Animals by Lynn M. Stone

Opossum at Sycamore Road by Sally M. Walker, illustrated by Joel Snyder

Piff Cottontail’s Travels and Other Bedtime Stories by Burton Stoner and others

Pokey Opossum by Dave & Pat Sargent, illustrated by Blaine Sapaugh

Possum by Robert M. McClung

Possum Come a-Knockin’ by Nancy Van Laan

Possum Stew by Doug Cushman

Possum’s Harvest Moon, words and pictures by Anne Hunter

Potbellied Possums by Elizabeth Winthrop, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

Professor Possum’s Great Adventure by Michael Pellowski, illustrated by Julie Durrell

Skunk and Possum by Graham Tether, illustrated by Lucinda McQueen

Tah-Tye, The Last ‘Possum in the Pouch by Mary Alice Fontenot, illustrated by Scott R. Blazek

Tales from Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris, illustrations by Milo Winter. ©1881, 1883, 1909, 1911, 1935

The Adventures of Little White Possum by Donald Wayne, illustrated by Linda Neely

The Adventures of Unc’ Billy Possum by Thornton W. Burgess, illustrated by Harrison Cady

The Adventures of Bobby Coon by Thornton W. Burgess.  The Bedtime Story Books

The Life Cycle of an Opossum by Julian May, photographs by Allan Roberts.  A Creative Education mini book

The Opossum by Emily Crofford

The Opossum’s Table by Helen Hinckley, illustrated by Gail Robinson.  A Magic Circle Book.

The Potluck Adventures of Mrs. Marmalade by Patsy Swendson and Debbie Little

The Six Little Possums “A Birthday A-B-C” by Marci McGill, pictures by Cyndy Szekeres

The Six Little Possums “Pepper’s Good & Bad Day” by Marci McGill, pictures by Cyndy Szekeres

The Six Little Possums and the Babysitter by Marci McGill, pictures by Cyndy Szekeres

The World of the Opossum by James F. Keefe, photos by Don Wooldridge, copyright 1967

There’s an Opossum in my backyard.  Gary Bogue

Too Big by Holly Keller

We Gather Together…Now Please Get Lost! By Diane deGroat

When Jack Rabbit Was a Little Boy by Albert Bigelow Paine.  Hollow Tree Stories, illustrated by Albert Bigelow Paine.  ©1910.

Wild Animal Babies.  A Whitman Tell-A-Tale book.  Pictures by Carl and Mary Hauge

William and The Tick Invasion by Eric Canfield & Lauren Lovejoy, illustrated by Ari S. Martin


Heritage from the Wild.  Familiar Land & Sea Mammals of the Northwest.  Northwest Geographer Series Number Two by M. Douglas Scott and Suvi A. Scott

Mammals of the American North by Adrian Forsyth

Marvel’s & Mysteries of Our Animal World.  Old Slowpoke by Lewis Nordyke.  Reader’s Digest magazine 1964.  Library of Congress Card No. 64-17799

National Geographic Magazine, vol. XXX, No. 5, November ©1916  The Larger North American Mammals by E.W. Nelson

Smithsonian, Volume 20, Number 8.  November ©1989.  “How America’s Marsupial Manages

Sportsman’s Guide to Game Animals.  A Field Book of North American Species by Leonard Lee Rue III with photographs by the author.  Published by Outdoor Life Books ©1968

The Survivors, Enduring Animals of North America by Jack Denton Scott, illustrated by Daphne Gillen

Wild Animals of North America.  National Geographic Society, Washington D.C. ©1960 ©1979

** NOTE – We select books written about the Virginia opossum.  We know there are several books about Australian possums, but our focus is books about the Virginia opossums with which we are involved.

Anyone that has any suggestions of books that are either for children’s enjoyment or a significant reference for older readers, please email us and let us know:  osus@OpossumSocietyUS.org