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.
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.
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.
This new Spanish edition surveys key aspects of killer whales, describing the carnivorous marine mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains how these creatures came to be.
This revised edition surveys key aspects of killer whales, describing the carnivorous marine mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains how these creatures came to be.
Explains the process and materials that corals use to build reefs. This book’s colorful photos, clear text, and “A Closer Look” feature highlight the engineering that makes this structure such a marvel and helps corals survive in the wild.
Follow the humpback whale's journey to warmer waters in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.
Follow the great white shark's journey to the "White Shark Café" in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.
Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around. The worlds oceans were also ruled by large predators and they left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of sea monsters lived and what they might have looked like.
Ocean animals often swim in groups. Groups of animals have names created over our history.
Explore the past, present, and future of the Great Barrier Reef. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.
What if you could save a baby whale using math? This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who care for animals that live in water. Math is an important part of the job for marine biologists, veterinary technologists, and aquarists - people that maintain aquariums. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.
Vibrant photographs and descriptive text guide readers on an underwater journey through coastal waters to explore coral reefs. Home to more than one million kinds of plants, fish, and other ocean life, readers will discover how living things meet their needs for shelter, food, and more in this dynamic ecosystem.
From croaking frogs and quacking ducks to floating lily pads and buzzing dragonflies, ponds are bursting with life. Dynamic photographs and descriptive text help budding young scientists discover the plants and animals that live in these freshwater ecosystems.
Tide pools form from water left on rocky shores when the tide withdraws. From seaweed and sea snails to shore crabs and seabirds, readers will discover some of the plants and animals that live in and around these ever-changing ecosystems.
From what they eat to how to keep their tanks clean and healthy, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a fish’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how to understand their behavior, so you can have your own piece of the ocean in your home.
Starting with the Sun, this book looks at an ocean food chain in Antarctica, from tiny plants called plankton to a large whale called an orca.
Dylan lives on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his parents, but when they have to go to the mainland, his grandfather weathers a storm to come spend time with him. Grandpa’s brought Dylan a number of gifts, and one comes in handy the next day while they are exploring the coast. In fact, this gift leads the duo to a dangerous discovery: a young orca got stuck on the rocks during the storm. Racing against the sun and the heat, Dylan and Grandpa need to work together to figure out how to save the calf while his pod circles nearby.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of American beavers. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.
Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of American alligators. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.