Fact to Fiction Get the facts: The sea is a dangerous place. There are sharks, of course, but the real dangers are much smaller. Like a killer octopus the size of a golf ball. And it's not just animals: There are pirates and giant waves that can break boats in two. Fiction: Then read Shark Attack!-a great diving story about what to do when a shark is after you and it can really smell your blood.
Find out which type of shark you most do not want to meet in the water and where to poke a shark if you're attacked. In Swimming with Sharks, readers learn not to bleed when there are sharks around.
Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days - outside - and in winter? Are you hungry? How about 3000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die - Is It Alive?
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.
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.
Uses a story about a boy's visit to the Florida Keys to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of dolphins.
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.
Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.
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 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 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 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 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.
A look at jellyfish, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their bells, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their overabundance in the world today.
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.