In Squids, early readers will learn about the physical features of squids and how they fend off predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating underwater world of squids. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a squid's body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about squids online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Squids also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Squids is part of Jump!s Life Under the Sea series.
A little fishing boat is chugging toward the shore. It’s being chased by a squawking flock of seagulls. The birds swoop down to the water to greedily grab the fish scraps thrown from the boat. When their fishy feast is over, the gulls fly back to the beach to continue feeding. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about seagulls and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how seagulls defend their territories and use vomit to keep their chicks safe from predators. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Seagulls is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.
Nearly as large as a school bus, humpback whales are a sight to see! Near the surface, these giants will come up to breathe from their blowholes. They migrate to find food and may hunt in groups. Since these whales do not have teeth, they happily gulp prey with their enormous mouths. Deep below the surface, males sing songs. Get in tune with humpback whales and pick up this book for young learners.
Jellyfish are graceful, beautiful ocean animals. But their looks are deceiving. Those long, wavy tentacles can really sting! Jellyfish are often transparent. They do not have bones, blood, or brains. Despite their simplicity, these creatures have been around for millions of years. Discover more about jellyfish in this title for emergent readers.
Clinging below the ocean's surface are small creatures with horse heads and monkey tails. Sea horses may have parts that look like other animals, but they are their own unique specimen. In fact, sea horses are so extraordinary that the males give birth! Although sea horses are extremely slow swimmers, they will quickly enter the hearts and minds of curious, young readers!
Did you know that sea stars pump water instead of blood through their systems? Although commonly called starfish, these life forms are not fish! Instead, they are part of a group containing other animals like sea urchins and sand dollars. Sea stars are hardy animals that can grow new limbs and open clam shells. In this interesting title, students will enjoy learning more about these shining ocean stars!
Sea turtles have strong flippers to propel them through water. These shelled animals may migrate thousands of miles to lay eggs. Although they are not agile on shore, some can swim faster than 20 miles (32 kilometers) per hour! Many sea turtles live to be well over 30 years old. Beginning readers will learn a boat load of exciting information in this fun title on sea turtles.