Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
This book uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.
Uses a story about a shark fishing adventure to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of different kinds of sharks.
Explores the world of a sea otter as he goes from total dependence on his mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
Little Fish learns to jump over the rocks so she can follow Old One, who has come to lead the rainbow trout to warmer waters before the river freezes.
This book is about Jason who wants to be a research scientist someday. He is studying dolphins with his uncle in the Florida Keys and wants to write a story based on his experiences.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the Florida manatee through the fictional story of a young manatee named Dudley.
This fascinating book gives readers core information about marine biomes on coasts, in coral reefs, frozen oceans, and in the deepest depths of the ocean. Find out where each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to life underwater, who lives in these environments, and how humans impact life there.
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.
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.
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.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous stingray. Readers learn how these ocean animals use the stinger on their tails to defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings to humans and what to do when they are encountered.
In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of a larva into a jellyfish and every phase in between. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the incredible stages of the life cycle of a jellyfish.
A level 2 Amicus Reader that presents the life cycle of an sea turtle from mating and birth to adult. Includes time line of life cycle and sequencing activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.