Named a prestigious CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, this is a poetic yet accurate description of the life cycle of salmon. For kids, it is fun and eye-opening. For teachers, it is a valuable supplement to a unit on water, fish and ocean animals, and life cycles. Fast-paced prose and brilliant illustrations follow the salmon from their form as eggs in a stream to the wide ocean, eventually making a hazardous journey home to their stream of origin. As in her earlier best-selling book, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, author Carol Reed-Jones uses cumulative verse--a literary technique that is not only enjoyable but suggests how interconnected salmon are with their habitat. At the back is a section on salmon facts and what makes a good habitat for them, teaching the basics of ecology and why clean streams and waters are so important.
This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with this third book, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings ... horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination--you! It is a story of chaos, creativity and heroes--the greatest adventure on Earth! And it is a personal story . . . about our bodies, our minds, and spirits. It is our story. As the president of the American Montessori Society said, These books are alive with wonder, radiance, and deep relevance.
Acclaimed nonfiction author Sandra Markle presents the daring story of a mother emperor penguin's struggle to reach the sea, find food, avoid predators, and make her way back to her mate and their newborn chick before they starve. Alan Marks' luminous illustrations highlight the harsh conditions and stunning landscapes of Antarctica.
Orcas communicate with whistles and clicks and can recognize each other's voices. Young readers will learn how orcas look, breach the water to breathe, hunt ocean animals, and live in pods. Blastoff! Series
The teeth of parrotfish never stop growing. They look like a parrot's beak! This book explores how colorful parrotfish swim, eat, and rest covered in slime. Blastoff! Series
The mouths of sea dragons are long, narrow, and toothless. They work like straws. Beginning readers will enjoy learning about the different kinds of sea dragons, where sea dragons live, and how sea dragons stay safe. Blastoff! Series
Lionfish are intense predators that swallow their prey whole. This book introduces young readers to the physical features, hunting methods, and poisonous spines of lionfish. Blastoff! Series