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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium and measuring weight and length in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! Aquarium designers need to understand volume in order to make the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts, text features such as a glossary and index, and an engaging story, readers will build confidence in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.
Practice measurement, unit conversion, and algebraic thinking while learning all about sharks in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! From dwarf dogfish to whale sharks, Spanish readers will be fascinated by these marine creatures as they improve their mathematical and STEM skills. Measurements and various units for length, weight, speed, and even the amount of liquid consumed by a whale shark, are concepts addressed in this easy-to-read informational text. With exciting images, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index, this e-book will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills, encouraging them to measure things in their daily lives as well!
From tide pools to the ocean, the sea is filled with amazing life forms! Early readers will be engaged from beginning to end with informational text, vivid photos, and a picture glossary of marine animals.
Practice measurement while learning about marine ecology and life in the ocean layers! There are so many animals living in the vast oceans of our planet! Not only does this title teach readers how to measure marine life by grams, feet, inches, and other similar units of measurement, but it teaches them how to measure ocean water using Celsius and Fahrenheit. Using familiar and unfamiliar units of measurement in an unfamiliar territory challenges readers to expand their measurement and STEM skills. Exciting images, simple practice problems, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary all help children advance their mathematical skills.
Practice measurement while learning all about sharks! These exciting creatures will fascinate children as they improve their mathematical and STEM skills, using familiar units of measurement to measure sharks and their ocean environment. With exciting images, simple practice problems, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary, this title will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills, encouraging them to measure things in their daily lives as well!
Did you know that most animals in the world don't have backbones? Learn more about invertebrates in this engaging nonfiction book. Readers will learn all about mollusks, arthropods, arachnids, and crustaceans while being stimulated from cover to cover with its detailed images and charts, intriguing facts, and informative text.
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.
Humpback whales use unique songs to communicate throughout the world’s oceans. But whaling and other threats almost silenced humpback whales completely. Humpback Whales describes the characteristics of these animals and how bans on whale hunting and other efforts have helped save this distinctive species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Learn about wetland habitats with Super Simple Wetland Projects! Kids will discover what plants and animals live in wetlands and read about wetland food chains. Then, they will learn how to create a mini pond, make a giant firefly that glows, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Young readers will love learning about animals and their habitat with Protecting Ocean Animals. This book explores oceans, the animals that live there like sharks and zooplankton, and conservationists like Eugenie Clark that worked to protect animals. Bright, full-page photos of wildlife and easy-to-read text fill the pages of this fun title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Eugenie Clark book, kids will follow her on her journey to become an undersea expert. From shark diving to discovering new fish, Clark taught about ocean conservation and protecting shark habitats. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.