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Deep-Sea Fisher

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609760

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.

Rays

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609340

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of rays, the flat-bodied fish with skeletons made of cartilage. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why rays’ fins look like wings.

Manatees

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609319

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of manatees, the aquatic relatives of dugongs. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why manatees are associated with mermaids.

Tackling the Box

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608183

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on finding and accessing new fishing spots, advice on how to avoid polluted waters, and instructions for making a creel.

Fishing Gear

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608152

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net.

Fresh Fish

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608138

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on where to find certain species, information on how a fish’s anatomical makeup helps it avoid getting hooked, and instructions for cleaning a catch.

Crabs

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607940

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of crabs, the widespread shelled crustaceans. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why crabs look as though they are headless.

Jellyfish

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607971

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of jellyfish, the bell-shaped, oceanic invertebrates. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why jellyfish have squishy bodies.

Frogs

Lindsy J. O'Brien (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607349

A high-interest introduction to the life cycle of frogs, including how tadpoles develop, their insect diet, threats from predators, and the wet habitats of these backyard animals.

Walruses

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606622

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of walruses, the Arctic pinnipeds with whiskers. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why walruses have tusks.

Octopuses

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606608

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of octopuses, the eight-armed ocean creatures. Also included is a history of the belief that octopuses were sea monsters.

Sea Lions

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603867

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of sea lions, oceanic mammals related to seals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why Japanese fishers respected sea lions. From humpbacked camels to drumming woodpeckers, and from fast-flying hummingbirds to slow-moving tortoises, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.

Whales

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603881

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of whales, the large ocean animals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why New Zealanders traditionally rode whales. From humpbacked camels to drumming woodpeckers, and from fast-flying hummingbirds to slow-moving tortoises, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.

A Swim through the Sea

Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (author), Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693239

Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.

The Upstream Journey of Salmon

Annette Gulati (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503818019

Gives readers an up-close look at the one-way trip salmon take in order to reproduce. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.

The Dangerous Lives of Harp Seals

Mary Meinking (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817975

Gives readers an up-close look at the risks harp seals face throughout their lives. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.

The Frozen March of Emperor Penguins

Beth Bence Reinke (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817982

Gives readers an up-close look at the great lengths emperor penguins go to in order to raise their young. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.

My Teeth Are Sharp and Pointy (Sawfish)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102951

What has a strong tail, gray skin, a long snout, and sharp teeth? If you guessed a sawfish, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

Platypus

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023189

What’s that furry mammal with a bill? It’s a platypus! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about platypuses, including how they catch food by picking up electrical signals and how they lay eggs! Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Axolotl

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023158

What’s that odd-looking salamander that never leaves the water? It’s an axolotl! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about axolotls, including what they eat and the story behind their long, feathery gills. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Frog

Anastasiya Vasilyeva (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020928

A bullfrog plops into a pond. It was once a tiny egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a tadpole and then into an adult frog in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Turtle

Debby Freeman (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020935

A painted turtle warms its body on a rock. It was once a tiny embryo inside an egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a turtle in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

American Alligator

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997175

In a shallow pond, an enormous alligator is waiting, its nostrils breaking the surface of the dark waters. Suddenly, a duck lands on the pond. The alligator’s huge, gaping jaws emerge from the water and snap shut! The duck quickly flaps its wings and escapes. The alligator sinks below the water again. The swamp is home to lots of other prey, and the stealthy alligator will soon catch a tasty meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about American alligators and their swamp habitat, but also to develop powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as using a measuring tape to see how long alligators grow and guessing how a mother alligator takes care of her young, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Cottonmouth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997182

It’s early dawn in a swamp. A large snake has spent the night hunting for fish and frogs in the ponds and streams. The snake is a cottonmouth—the only venomous water snake in the United States! It swims to the shore and slithers onto the land. When daylight breaks, the snake basks on a log, soaking up the sun’s warmth to heat its body. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about cottonmouth snakes and their swamp habitat, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as guessing how the snake got its name and comparing the physical characteristics of adult and young snakes, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Muskrat

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997199

It’s a spring day in a swamp. A small brown animal is busy swimming back and forth across a pond. The animal is hard at work collecting plants to build its home. Finally, the hungry creature takes a break from its construction work to munch on cattail stems at the edge of the water. The animal is a muskrat, and the swamp’s shallow ponds and streams are its home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about muskrats and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as estimating the weight and size of a newborn muskrat and describing the physical characteristics of an adult muskrat, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.