An anaconda slides into the murky river. Then, it pokes its nostrils above the water to wait for its next meal! This book for young readers details the body parts and survival skills that anacondas have adapted to survive their rain forest habitat.
A common snapping turtle lurks in muddy water. She is waiting for prey to swim by! These slow-moving reptiles are at the top of the freshwater food chain. Curious kids will love this journey in the ponds!
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!
Poison dart frogs are the jewels of the rain forest. But don’t get too close! These beautiful little frogs are loaded with poison that could prove fatal. These unusual critters have many special skills that keep them alive in a busy rain forest full of predators. This colorful title about the poison dart frog’s survival traits will amaze readers with its bright photos and informative infographics!
Female northern leopard frogs can lay up to 6,000 eggs! The tadpoles will grow up into some of the quickest little amphibians around. Northern leopard frogs have a host of adaptations to help them hop through migration, hibernation, and breeding seasons. Early readers will be captivated by this informative title.
Sharing a home, protection, and even leftovers, clownfish and sea anemone are close buddies in the ocean. Clownfish scare away potential predators, but if one gets too close, the sea anemone is ready with a poisonous sting. This colorful book for young readers explores how their unusual animal friendship is unique in the animal kingdom!
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.
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!
From special tears that protect their eyes in salty seawater to their migrations for feeding and giving birth, harp seals have many special adaptations for thriving in their freezing home. Find an explanation for how harp seals survive in the Arctic on each page of this vibrant title!
Every November, Christmas Island red crabs take over Christmas Island as millions march to the shores of the Indian Ocean. These crawling critters stop at nothing to reach their mating grounds. They halt traffic and even fall from cliffs! This title is filled with facts, maps, and fascinating graphics that take readers through the rain forest to the ocean with Christmas Island red crabs.
Humpback whales can hold their breath up to 45 minutes as they torpedo through ocean waters! These mighty mammals migrate from their summer arctic waters to the warm, winter waves near the equator to give birth to their calves. Young readers will want to dive into this title and follow the travels of humpback whales.
During their travels from oceans to rivers, salmon undergo many changes! Their gills change so they can breath in changing waters, and their scales transform from a shining silver to a darker hue so others know they are ready to spawn. Readers will be swimming in information and special features in this adventurous book on salmon migration.
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As fall days grow darker and the sun doesn’t shine as bright, leatherback sea turtles sense the change in seasons and head out to sea. They make their way to their home beaches to nest. About 100 eggs fill each hole! Readers can follow the leatherbacks as they cruise along ocean currents in this engaging title.
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.
Curious how sea lions got their name? Well, male sea lions are responsible. Most have a lion-like mane, and they roar loudly to protect females. Young readers will learn all about the wild relatives of the trick-performing sea lions they enjoy watching at the zoo.
Sea urchins look like fireworks exploding underwater. The spines that create their unusual appearance do have a purpose: they protect the tiny animals from dangerous predators. In this title, sea urchins of all shapes, sizes, and colors are on display for early readers!
Every orca pod has its very own theme song! Musical elements include whistles, clicks, and pops. “Singing” is the orca way of communicating, navigating, and hunting. This read offers young children the chance to get in tune with the world’s largest dolphin species.
A leafy or a weedy. Every sea dragon is one or the other. Leafies have the advantage when it comes to being underwater masters of disguise. They look just like pieces of swaying seaweed! In this book, young readers can compare and contrast leafy and weedy sea dragons.
Did you know that clawed lobsters can be right-clawed or left-clawed? Every baby is born with two cutter claws. Then one cutter claw eventually develops into a crusher claw, which determines handedness. Beginning readers will want to get their hands on this ocean animal profile!
Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal in the world! It is so thick and compact that their skin never gets wet. Dense fur is essential for sea otters as they swim through frigid waters. This children’s title tells how the smallest ocean mammal survives at sea.
Squids are one of the most fascinating creatures of the sea! About 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, these cephalopods are experts at evading enemies. Some squirt ink, while others change colors to confuse predators. Young readers will learn all about squids in this enticing title about one of the ocean’s most unusual animals.
Just because they live in water doesn’t mean sea creatures don’t need a good cleaning. Luckily, the angelfish is perfect for the job! These helpful fish rid their neighbors of pesky parasites. It’s like a “swim-by” cleaning service! Young readers will marvel over this colorful title about angelfish.
An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.
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!