Deep in the world's oceans, fascinating creatures are camouflaged in coral reefs, lurking in weeds, buried in the sand. Open the richly detailed pages and dive in. You'll find - and find out about - nature's strangest and most wonderful creatures.
The world's rivers and lakes are home to some of our planet's most fascinating animals. Plunge into the beautiful watery scenes of this book and see if you can find all of the strange and wonderful creatures hidden there.
A Nile crocodile opens its mouth wide. An Egyptian plover swoops in! It uses its sharp bill to pick at the crocodile’s teeth. But this dental work benefits the bird, too. It gets tasty food from the crocodile’s mouth! This title will take readers on a trip to the Nile River, where they’ll explore the symbiotic relationship between this unusual animal pair.
Goby fish and snapping shrimp are unusual roommates! Goby fish keep an eye out for danger as snapping shrimp build homes to share. Their friendship helps each creature survive the dangers of ocean living. Readers of this low-level title will love the unique friendship shared by these two creatures who could not be more different!
Sharks may be tough, but they still need help sometimes! That’s where the pilot fish come in. These little fish follow the sharks, cleaning harmful parasites off of their bodies and teeth. These tasty meals they help the fish survive! Readers will enjoy this informative title that explores how these sea creatures work together to keep one another alive!
Fun at the beach! Alex packs toys for a beach trip. Duck and Goose have try a new sport at the lake. Emma realizes that the wild animals should be free, no matter how small. Learn a safe and easy trick for examining sea creatures up close. Stories by Larry Dane Brimner, Dagmar Kost, Marianne Mitchell, and Les Ewen.
This beginning reader takes young people under the sea to meet amazing animals! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!
Let’s visit the home of the fish and more! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this title is an admission ticket to an amazing, watery world.
In Wetlands, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of these wet areas of land. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there. A map shows readers where the world's wetlands, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about wetlands online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Wetlands also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Coral Reefs, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of a coral reef. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there. A map shows readers where the world's coral reefs are located, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about coral reefs online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Coral Reefs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Oceans, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of the ocean. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there. A map shows readers where the world's oceans are located, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about oceans online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Oceans also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Who Lives in a Lake? introduces emergent readers to a variety of lake-dwelling animals while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Who Lives in a Lake? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia in search of the largest crocodile and learns about the dangers of these wild reptiles.
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.
Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo spends a night on the shore surveying horseshoe crabs who have come to mate and lay eggs. Readers will learn valuable facts about these ancient animals and how they can get involved in the effort to conserve horseshoe crabs.
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.
Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.
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 alive and 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.
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.
This book tells the story of Tylosaurus, which swam in the prehistoric seas between 87 and 82 million years ago. It was a fierce marine reptile that used its sharp teeth and huge jaws to feed on sharks and other marine reptiles, such as plesiosaurs, as well as fish. A Tylosaurus could grow as long as 50 feet (15 meters) and was a superb swimmer.
The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean, was not officially recognized as a distinct body of water until the year 2000. Krill, lantern fish, and whales can all be found in this oceans chilly waters. Explore the Southern Oceans climate, currents, and sea life in this engaging title for beginning readers.
Covering nearly one-third of Earths surface, the Pacific Ocean is a treasure trove of natural resources and is home to many magnificent creatures. The Pacific Ocean has the deepest ocean trench called the Challenger Deep. Its more than 35,800 feet below the surface! Learn more about the largest ocean in this exciting title for young readers.
Submarine volcanoes and giant mountain chains lie deep below the Indian Oceans surface. Where the Indian Ocean ends has been debated, but its indisputably nestled between Africa, Asia, and Australia. Prone to torrential rain and cyclones, the Indian Ocean will enthrall curious minds!