Suggested Reading

Park staff often read the following material to learn about Tonto National Monument and its cultural and natural resources. Many of these books are avaliable for purchase in the monument's bookstore.

Children's Books

Landstrom, L. & Schragg, K. (2007). Nature's Yucky 2: The Desert Southwest. Missoula: Mountain Press Company.

Robson, G.D. (2006). Who Pooped in the Sonoran Desert?. Helena: Farcountry Press.

Storad, C.J. (2011). Lizards for Lunch. Fallbrook: Bobolink Media, Inc.

Outdoor & Environmental Education

Louv, R. (2008). Last Child in the Woods. New York: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Sonoran Desert & Natural Resources

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum (2015). A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. Tucson: Arizona-Sonoran Desert Mseum Press.

Humphreys, A. & Lowell, S. (2002). Saguaro: The Desert Giant. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers.


The Salado & Cultural Resources

Brown, S.C. (2014). A Frontier Teacher in Tonto Basin: The 1880 Diary of Angeline Mitchell. Payson: Rim Country Press.

Clark, J.J. (2001). Traking Prehistoric Migrations: Pueblo Settlers among the Tonto Basin Hohokam. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Gidwitz, T. (2008). Counting Rings: Tree-Ring Dating. Tucson: Western National Parks Assocaition.

Guiberson, B.Z. (1991). Cactus Hotel. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Houk, R. (1992). Salado. Tucson, Western National Parks Association.

Reid, J. & Whittlesey, S. (1997). The Archaeology of Ancient Arizona. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.

Tonto National Monument & National Park Service

Threlked, K. (2014). Tonto National Monument. Tucson, Western National Parks Association

Last updated: January 20, 2017

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