Bierhorst, John. The Monkey's Haircut and Other Stories Told by the Maya. New York: Morrow, 1986.
A collection of 22 traditional tales from the Mayas.
Conrad, Jim. The Maya Road: Eastern Mexico, Belize, and Guatamala. Edison, NJ: Hunter Publishing, 1992.
A travel book, by a professional naturalist, that follows La Ruta Maya, with emphasis on ecology and Mayan culture.
Cori-Jones, Elizabeth. The Quiche Maya of Guatemala: A Dream for the Daykeeper. Cornish, ME: Earth/World Education Resources, 1992.
Set in highland Guatemala in the late 15th century, this teaching unit helps give students a sense of what it might have been like to grow up in pre-conquest Mesoamerica.
The Quiche Maya of Guatemala: a Resource and Activity Guide. Cornish, ME: Earth/World Education Resources, 1997.
Accompanies The Quiche Maya of Guatemala: a Dream for the Daykeeper by Elizabeth Cori-Jones, includes activities that offer ways to explore ancient Maya culture and life.
Haris, Richard. The Maya Route: "La Ruta Maya”: the ultimate guidebook. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press, 1993.
A useful travel book which follows the route of the Mayas through the Yucatan, Cancun, Belize, and Guatamala; includes historical background, maps, and information on ecotourism.
The Mayan calendar: A Brief and Current View of the Concept of Time Amongst the Ancient Maya. Yucatan, Mexico: Editorial Dante S. A. de C. V., 2004.
Filled with colorful photos and illustrations, this short book explains the workings of the Mayan calendar and the philosophy and history behind its inception.
Montejo, Victor. The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables. Willimantic CT: Curbstone Press, 1991.
Mayan fables and animal stories collected and transcribed from Jakaltek with themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations. Illustrated with Mayan images.
Nicholson, Robert. The Maya. New York: Chelsea House, 1994.
Simple factual text, illustrations and photographs depict the life of the ancient Maya.
Sharer, Robert, ed. The Ancient Maya, 5th ed.. Stanford, CA: Stanford Univ. Press, 1994.
Standard work on the civilization of the Maya of northern Central America and southern Mexico.
Stuart, Gene. Lost Kingdoms of the Maya. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1993.
Color photographs and text describe aspects of ancient Mayan culture, such as cities, arts, rituals, buildings, the calendar, as well as the conquest by the Spanish.
Sulman, Rose Jane. Mysteries of the Maya: A Reader for Students. Watertown, MA: Primary Source, 1998.
Background information on various aspects of Mayan civilization, with glossary.
Trout, Lawanna Hooper. The Maya. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 1991.
Looks at history and the current situation of Maya Indians, with maps, photos and early drawings, as well as a photographic essay on the figurines of Jaina.