This photo-illustrated book describes the great white shark. Explains their life cycle, how they hunt prey, and their ocean habitat. Includes information about how dangerous of a predator this shark is and how we can stay safe in the ocean with them. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
This photo-illustrated book describes the different species of hammerhead sharks, including the bonnethead, the scalloped hammerhead, and the winghead sharks. Explains their life cycle, how they hunt prey, and the work being done to protect this unique looking shark. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
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.
Highlights animals with speed records, including the fastest land mammal, fastest digger, fastest swimmer, and more. Includes comprehension activity.
Compares common ocean animals and how they move through the water. Includes comprehension activity.
A level 2 Amicus Reader that presents the life cycle of a shark from mating and birth to adult. Includes time line of life cycle and sequencing activity.
Introduces the opposites up and down by comparing the behavior of such animals as eagles up in the air and fish down in the sea.
Introduces synonyms for big by comparing large, huge, massive, and enormous sea animals.
A child goes on a deep-sea diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, learning about the ocean, and encountering animals and plants that make their homes in this biome. Includes world map of coral reefs and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia in search of the largest crocodile and learns about the dangers of these wild reptiles.
This photo-illustrated nonfiction story for young readers describes the body parts of seals how they hunt for food under the sea. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.
Many shrimp can light up and squirt bright clouds from their bodies to scare away predators! Beginning readers will discover what shrimp look like and how they move and eat. Blastoff! Series
Armed with intelligence, eight arms, and a beak, octopuses amaze scientists and students alike. Octopuses often decorate their dens with shells. Some have been observed tapping their prey on the shoulder to surprise them before chowing down. Others may completely disappear with camouflage. Young readers will surely dive into this awe-inspiring title!
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.
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.
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.
Shaped like torpedoes, Great white sharks can launch out of the water to catch prey. Named after their white bellies, these sharks easily blend in with the sun when seen from below. In addition to their coloring, these sharks have serrated teeth for tearing. They are made to hunt! In this exciting title, learn more about great white sharks and why they are one of the top predators in the ocean.
In Sea Snakes, beginning readers will learn how these air-breathing reptiles are adapted to live underwater. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover the fascinating world of sea snakes. A labeled diagram helps readers identify a sea snakes body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about sea snakes online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Sea Snakes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.