In this timeless story set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea and tends his garden. And waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day, his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth for knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. A gentle story that illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child, Waiting for the Whales also suggests that aging and death are only part of a greater cycle of rebirth and continuity.
Boing! Boing! Boing! If you disturb a piece of seaweed on the beach, you might get to see dozens of tiny creatures leaping into the air—beach fleas! Peek under a piece of driftwood and you might spot a beach wolf spider waiting for a chance to hunt. And what’s that little dip in the sand? It’s a cunning trap excavated by a hungry antlion to catch its next meal. 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 tiny beach creatures and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how sea slaters help keep beaches clean, and what an antlion does with its prey’s body once it has sucked it dry. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Beach Fleas and Other Tiny Sand Animals is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Dolphins Breathe Air offers answers to their most compelling questions about how these mammals can swim. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
The ocean is home to a variety of fascinating animals. Strange Sea Creatures: Cuttlefish dives in and gives readers a chance to explore this interesting invertebrates. This captivating book provides fascinating facts about cuttlefish, including their ability to change colors, habitats, food sources, life cycles, and more. Strange Sea Creatures: Cuttlefish provides an interactive approach to teaching life science. The book introduces basic concepts and ideas while also providing activities and exercises that engage students in processes and skills that are essential to scientific learning and discovery.
The ocean is home to a variety of fascinating animals. Strange Sea Creatures: Moray Eel dives in and gives readers a chance to explore this snake-like fish. This captivating book provides fascinating facts about moray eels, including their scary looks, homes in the reef, food sources, life cycles, and more. Strange Sea Creatures: Moray Eel provides an interactive approach to teaching life science. The book introduces basic concepts and ideas while also providing activities and exercises that engage students in processes and skills that are essential to scientific learning and discovery.
This book takes readers on a journey under the sea to discover the fascinating facts about great white sharks, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and more. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text, while additional search tools--including a glossary and an index--help students locate and review important information.
Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.