COMING from Island Press, 2018

"The story of the critically endangered vaquita desperately needs telling—and no one can tell it better than Brooke Bessesen. She writes with authority and heart of a conservation crisis that must be addressed NOW—lest we lose forever, on our watch, the world's smallest and most mysterious porpoise."  —Sy Montgomery, National Book Award Finalist, Soul of an Octopus



Arizona Highways Wildlife Guide

written by Brooke Bessesen


"I enjoyed that [Bessesen] offered up specific traits. Vultures can sniff rotting flesh from fifty miles away. A baby porcupine is a porcupet—how cute is that?" —Beth Surdut, NPR: The Art of Paying Attention


The perfect paperback for hikers, campers, and family libraries
Arizona Highways Books, 2016
160 pages, full color
ISBN 978-0-9971247-0-5



Look Who Lives in the Ocean!

written and illustrated by Brooke Bessesen


"Colorful, whimsical, bright, and featuring rhythm and rhyme, Look Who Lives in the Ocean is that perfect book ... opening a new undersea world to their imagination. I can easily see it becoming a bit of undersea treasure, and a classic."  —Carl Safina, Song for the Blue Ocean and Beyond Words


Free book-based CURRICULUM for grades K-8
Arizona Highways Books, 2009
all ages, 48 pages, full color
ISBN 978-1-932082-82-1



Look Who Lives in the Desert!

written and illustrated by Brooke Bessesen


"fanciful and factual ... a book designed for both entertainment and information."  —School Library Journal


Accelerated Reader™, braille and audio versions available through Braille and Talking Book Library
Glyph Award "Best Children's Nonfiction"
Southwest Books of the Year "Top Pick for Kids"
Phoenix Public Library Project GOAL Book
Arizona Highways Books, 2004, OUT OF PRINT
all ages, 48 pages, full color
ISBN 1-932082-09-3



Zachary Z. Packrat Backpacks the Grand Canyon

written by Brooke Bessesen, illustrated by Jenny Campbell


"I love Brooke Bessesen books! They are educational, creative and compelling for little minds as well as big ones."  —Cristina Carlino, Creator of philosophy®


For collectors, adventurers and animal lovers
Arizona Highways Books, 2014
ages 4-11, 40 pages, full color
ISBN 978-0-9887875-5-1



Zachary Z. Packrat and His Amazing Collections

written by Brooke Bessesen, illustrated by Jenny Campbell


"Believable characters are key to good movie-making and good books. Everyone knows a Zachary—some loveable collector—so, young or old, readers are sure to be entertained. A+"  —DJ Caruso, American Film Director, Disturbia and Taking Lives


Grand Canyon Reader Award nominee
Phoenix Public Library Project GOAL Book
Arizona Highways Books, 2008, OUT OF PRINT
all ages, 40 pages, full color
ISBN 978-1-932082-83-8



Invertebrates

written by Brooke Bessesen


Expand young minds with this Science A-Z multi-leveled reader
Supplemental Quick Reads also available
Learning A-Z, 2011
grades 3-4 high, mid, and low
24 pages, full color