Sea anemones are big believers in the buddy system. They welcome clownfish to hang out in their tentacles and snack on leftovers. In return, their clownfish pals say thank you with a parasite cleaning. Beginning readers will discover how sea anemones have mastered the give and take of friendship.
Did you know stingray babies are called pups? As soon as pups are born, they are ready to survive on their own! Once they are adults, they will feed on shrimp and clams. They often hide from predators, but they may also use their tail to inject poison. Discover more about stingrays in this title for emergent readers.
For young parrotfish, the future is often bright! They can be born a dull color, and then turn into vibrant adults. Rainbow colors help many blend in with brilliant coral reefs. The beaming parrotfish swimming in this title will be a visual delight for the youngest 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!
Clownfish have mastered the art of friendship. These striped fish form a special bond with sea anemones. They help each other survive. Clownfish enjoy the sea anemone's protection and leftover food. In return, they will chase away animals or eat pests that harm sea anemones. In this fascinating title, young readers will learn all about clownfish, from their coloring to their home range and more.
Visit a magical city under the sea! Coral reefs look like colorful buildings rising up from the ocean floor. These huge underwater colonies are built by tiny animals called coral polyps. An amazing variety of plants and animals live among coral reefs--in fact, reefs are home to more than one million species of marine life! Jaw-dropping photos, a habitat map, and fascinating information will captivate young readers as they learn about these truly spectacular cities under the sea.
At the sight of danger, puffer fish blow up! Their bodies become like balloons. Their plump lips and oversize eyes, usually exaggerated, look more proportionate for a time. The goal is to use size to intimidate. Fascinating content in this title will suck young readers in.
Did you know that crabs look like mini, clear lobsters when they are babies? Crabs have to molt many times before they even look like adults with hard outer shells. Some crabs grow their own shells while others find used shells to call their own. Find out about a crab's life cycle, physical traits, habitat, and more in this title for beginning readers.
Manatees are true gentle giants. Though many weigh more than 1,000 pounds, they do not use their size to overpower other sea creatures. They spend a lot of their time peacefully eating underwater grasses. Young students will close this title understanding how the manatee earned its sea cow nickname.
Did you know that some corals are named for being look-alikes? The mushroom coral has an umbrella-like shape. Grooves on the surface of the brain coral give it the appearance of the important human organ. Beginning readers just might get the urge to name the corals in this book.
Not all seals measure up to one another. The ringed seal, for example, is four times shorter and more than fifty times lighter than the elephant seal! This elementary title puts on display the common features that make seals of all sizes alike.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world. Located on the North Pole, it touches Asia, Europe, and North America. For many months, the sun does not rise over the Arctic, and when summer arrives, the ice barely melts! Young readers will enjoy finding out more about this unfamiliar ocean and its impact on the world.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of killer whales, Earth's deadliest dolphins. Also included is a story from folklore explaining the killer whale's creation.
Water Habitats features breathtaking photographs, detailed illustrations, and text that is easy to read, yet comprehensive. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different types of water habitats, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and swamps. This book also discusses the differences between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats plant and animal life in each water habitat how animals find food and protect themselves
Did you know that a tiny sea jelly the size of your fingernail can kill a person? Oceans are filled with some of the most colorful creatures aliveand some of the deadliest! Young children will be thrilled by the animals featured in this exciting ABC book which identifies everything under the sea, from colorful nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, and clownfish to deadly electric eels, stingrays, great white sharks, and sea jellies.
This title introduces readers to fish, which are popular family pets. Theyll learn about what fish like to eat and how to properly care for them, all while strengthening reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This title introduces readers to hermit crabs, which are popular family pets. Theyll learn about what hermit crabs like to eat and how to properly care for them, all while strengthening reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Learn about bottlenose dolphins and the amazing ways they help each other in the wild. Readers will also learn about where bottlenose dolphins live, what they eat, etc.This title pairs simple text with vibrant photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Dive into this title to meet basking sharks. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will gather basic information about basking sharks through easy-to-read, simple text alongside stunning full-bleed photographs. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Dive into this title to meet great white sharks. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will gather basic information about great white sharks through easy-to-read, simple text alongside stunning full-bleed photographs. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Dive into this title to meet hammerhead sharks. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will gather basic information about hammerhead sharks through easy-to-read, simple text alongside stunning full-bleed photographs. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.