This introductory book shows children where the five oceans are on a simple map and on photos of planet Earth. Children are asked to find the icy oceans at the top and bottom of Earth and the warm oceans around the middle. Amazing photos of a huge moray eel, sea turtle, shark, octopus, and whales will delight young readers.
Rivers are teeming with life! Children will learn the geography of North American rivers and to appreciate the animals that live there while they count the baby otters or dragonflies. Their learning will be reinforced as they "squeal" like muskrats and "hop" like frogs. All of this fun learning activity is set to the rhythm of the classical tune of "Over in the Meadow."
Children will learn about river habitats and the animals that live in them and along their banks. Baby beavers, crocodiles, brown bears, otters, swans, geese, tigers, and hippos are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about a river food chain, learn which animals are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and discover how baby reptiles, birds, and mammals find food in their river homes.
Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth: the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even when it is covered by saltwater twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the "For Creative Minds" section.
A Level 1 Amicus Reader that describes how different animal homes are used and how they benefit each animal. Examples include nests, caves, webs, tree hollows, termite mounds, and shells. Includes comprehension activity.
A Level 1 Amicus Reader that describes different spiny animals and explains how their exteriors protect them from other animals. Includes comprehension activity.
Did you know that some turtles live to be over 100 years old? Some live in the ocean, others on land, and some live both in water and on land! Young readers will discover what turtles eat, where they live, and how their shells and other physical features help them survive in the wild. Blastoff! Series