Nic Bishop Snakes

". . . Herpetologists in training, look no further."  Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


"Bishop's brilliantly photographed book will appeal to shake fans and casual browsers.”  School Library Journal, Starred Review


"Bishop returns with his always amazing photographs . . .”  Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review


“. . . magnificent and often startling . . ."  New York Times



Text and Photographs by Nic Bishop

Scholastic ISBN 978-0-545-20638-9

Awards & Honors


2013  National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students


2013  National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book


2014  William C. Towner Student Award


2015  Monarch Award nominee

Photography Notes


click here to learn more about how I created the photographs for Nic Bishop Snakes

Snake Encounter


click here to read about my encounters with snakes while working on various books.

Research Bibliography


click here for more about How I Research My Books


The following books are some that were helpful in my research.  Most are academic and may require interloan from a University library.  None are written for children.


Harry W. Greene.  1997.  Snakes - The Evolution Of Mystery In Nature.  University of California Press.  Beautiful and informative.  Still the best.


John C. Murphy.  2010.  Secrets of the Snake Charmer.  iUniverse.


George R Zug and Carl H. Ernst.  2004.  Snakes in Question.  The Smithsonian Answer Book. Smithsonian Books


Mark O'Shea.  2011.  Venomous Snakes of the World.  Princeton University Books


Many scientific papers and journals in the primary literature were also consulted.


Text and Images - Copyright Nic Bishop