A Japanese spider crab walks across the rocky ocean bottom looking for food. Once it finds a dead fish, it pushes the rotting fish flesh into its hungry mouth. A monster feeder of the ocean floor, the huge Japanese spider crab is awesome.
The sea is full of jolly jellyfish! Tiny, boxed sea wasps have box-shaped bells and pack a powerful sting. Adult immortal jellyfish can turn back into a baby when they are in danger. And the bell of the compass jellyfish looks like (you guessed it!) a compass! Learn about these and more jolly jellyfish at the aquarium.
An encounter with a box jellyfish adds killer tentacles to a day of surf and sun. Read the gripping tale of survival in this graphic novel.
From the supersmart bottlenose dolphin, to the tusky walrus, and the long-nosed elephant seal, these mammals are marvelous! Explore these mammals at the aquarium.
The sea is full of clever creatures! From the smart and suckered giant Pacific octopus, to the powerful punching peacock mantis shrimp, and some seriously brainy coral--come and check it out at the aquarium.
The sea is full of fantastic fish! Pygmy seahorses hide in coral, Giant manta rays stretch almost 26 feet across, and fish that fly--you can learn about these and more at the aquarium.
A fun swim in the ocean takes a dramatic turn when a beachgoer finds out that he's not swimming alone. Follow the story of man versus Portuguese man-of-war in this gripping graphic novel.
Gliding through the world’s tropical waters with wide-open mouths, whale sharks are slow giants that suck in their dinners. Despite their size, these filter feeders are far from fearsome. In fact, some people swim with whale sharks! Readers will learn about the habitat, physical features, and behaviors of these enormous sharks throughout the vibrant pages of this title. A range map, size chart, and interesting photos reinforce the leveled text in this fascinating title.
Whales are huge ocean mammals! Beginning readers can learn about these awe-inspiring animals through literacy-focused text and crisp photos in this low-level title. Special features introduce different types of whales, while a diagram highlights important body parts to reinforce the text. Young students new to independent reading will have a whale of a time with this engaging title!
Sharks are ferocious predators! They hunt fish, seals, and even turtles! This title offers beginning readers basic facts about these ocean animals through simple, predictable text and bright photos. Features call out kinds of sharks and different body parts to support the text. Young students new to independent reading will love to sink their teeth into this title!
Sea turtles are long-distance swimmers! These travelers cross oceans every year. Young students can learn basic facts about these marine reptiles through easy-to-read text and vibrant photos in this fun title. Simple features highlight different species and call out body parts to reinforce concepts. This title is perfect for students beginning their journey of learning to read!
Sand tiger sharks hover in the water as they patiently wait for fish to swim by. To hover, they gulp air at the water’s surface and hold it in their bellies! Through engaging photos and text, this leveled title introduces readers to the sand tiger shark’s fascinating hunting behaviors, body functions, and environment. Added features further highlight the shark’s size, diet, range, and more!
With their long arms and their ability to squirt ink, octopuses and squids are hard to tell apart! This title dives deep into the physical and behavioral differences between the two ocean animals, exploring their body parts, where they live, and more. A side-by-side feature lets readers review and compare the creatures on their own.
Octopuses have large brains. They also have nerve cells in each of their arms. These are like eight smaller brains! In this title, beginning readers will explore how octopuses use their brains to navigate the ocean, find food, and hide from predators. Leveled text and colorful photos present the information in an easy-to-understand way, while a brain comparison chart, skills graphic, profile, and scientific study feature further highlight the intelligence of octopuses!
Gliding through the open ocean with their heavy bodies and paddle-like fins, oceanic whitetip sharks are an elusive species. Scientists yearn to learn more about these endangered predators! This title gives young readers an engaging introduction to the sharks’ fierce appearance and behaviors through leveled text and fascinating photos. Special features highlighting size, diet, range, and more visually reinforce the informative text.
Narwhals are the unicorns of the sea! These mysterious creatures may be known for their long tusks. But they have many other adaptations to survive in the Arctic! In this low-level text, readers will explore the physical and behavioral traits that help narwhals thrive in the icy waters of the Arctic biome. Engaging text, vivid photos, and special features such as an adaptations graphic, a profile, and a diet feature highlight all that makes narwhals Arctic survivors!
Reaching speeds up to 60 miles per hour, mako sharks are the fastest sharks in the world! Their powerful tails drive their torpedo-shaped bodies through tropical waters. In this vibrant title, leveled text introduces readers to the basics of mako sharks, including their appearance and behaviors. Reinforcing features include a range map, a size chart, and a body part identification graphic.
Jellyfish float gracefully through oceans around the world. Beginning readers can learn about these fascinating animals through literacy-focused text and vibrant photos. Simple features highlight different species and favorite foods. This colorful title will give students new to independent reading the right start!
Hammerhead sharks are known to use their uniquely shaped heads. They use them to pin down stingrays before taking a deadly bite! In this engaging title, readers will discover fun and fascinating facts as they work their way through chapters that highlight the habitat, appearance, and behaviors of hammerheads. Special features such as a range map, a size chart, and more add visual interest and reinforce textual information.
Great white sharks are fearsome ocean hunters! Their 300 sharp teeth and curved tails allow these predators to make quick, deadly attacks. The pages of this fact-filled title provide young readers with information about great whites’ environment, physical appearance, and behaviors. Leveled text and fascinating photos introduce great white basics, while special features highlight the shark’s diet, size, and key body parts. Once readers open the cover, there’s no escaping the fearsome fun!
Hop, hop! Is that a frog or a toad jumping down on the ground? Many people have trouble telling these lookalikes apart! In this title, simple text and bright photos introduce the physical and behavioral differences between frogs and toads. A side-by-side comparison feature summarizes and reinforces the content. Young readers will be amphibian experts in no time!
Fish can be showy pets. But some take a lot of work! This title introduces beginning readers to pet fish through low-level text and bright photos. A fish tank diagram and labeled photos of different species support the text and reinforce content for students just starting to read independently.
Dolphins are some of the world’s smartest animals! This fact-filled title explores the intelligence of these smart swimmers through leveled text and engaging photos. Readers will discover why dolphins are smart, how they use their intelligence, and how humans study them. Along the way, special features such as a brain comparison chart, a skills graphic, a profile, and a scientific study offer even more information.
Named for their striking color, blue sharks ride open-ocean currents looking for their next meal. Giant eyes give these hunters an advantage as they follow schools of fish! Young readers will migrate the oceans alongside blue sharks to discover the purpose of the sharks’ body parts and behaviors. Features including a size comparison and a species profile allow readers to dive deeper into the world of blue sharks!
A beluga whale swims among the floating ice of the Arctic Ocean. Its white skin helps it hide! Readers will explore this adaptation and others in this low-level title about how beluga whales survive in the Arctic biome. Engaging text and photos draw readers in, while a special adaptations graphic, profile, and diet feature showcase what helps beluga whales thrive!