Religions of Mesoamerica
. San Francisco: Harper Books, 1990. Concise and clear account of beliefs of Aztecs and Mayan. Glossary at the end is very helpful.
Coe, Michael D.
New York: Thames & Hudson, 1980. Very scholarly and informative. Organization of time periods is clear and helpful, as well as containing photographs and drawings, especially of Mayan glyphs.
. New York: W.H. Smith Publishers Inc., 1978. Forty color plates about 8” x 11” with brief commentary. Great!
Miller, Mary Ellen.
The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec
. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1986. Very informative, very readable. This book covers every period in a logical orderly way. Good pictures, diagrams and explanations.
Mexican and Central American Mythology
. New York: Peter Bedrick Books, 1985. Very useful and informative books. Lots of photographs.
Stuart, Gene S.
The Mighty Aztecs
. Washington, D. C.: National Geographic Society, 1981. This book actually can be used by students and teachers alike. Readable texts, and of course, lots and lots of great photographs. Soustelle, Jacques. T
he Daily life of the Aztecs on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest
. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1961. Interesting and informative. Some detailed accounts of society and lives of children that will be useful.
Tedlock, Dennis, tr.
Popol Vuh—The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life
. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985. Although this book is too difficult for younger readers, they can read selected passages. Well worth reading for teachers.
Aztec and Maya Myths
. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993. Excellent discussion of the mythology and the background of research. Includes a good general map.