Saltwater crocodiles wait in the water, silently and motionless, for their prey to come near. Then they strike, using their powerful jaws to grab and rip apart prey! This title will teach children that danger lurks in the waters where this apex predator is found.
The box jellyfish, also called the sea wasp, is full of toxin. Each of its tentacles has 5,000 sting cells with enough poison to kill 60 people! In this book, young readers will discover what makes the box jellyfish a terror of the seas.
A great white shark's mouth contains 3,000 razor-sharp teeth. The smell of blood is enough to make this animal open its jaws wide and bite into anything that moves! This book teaches children why many people fear the deadly great white shark.
Astro is a stellar Steller sea lion! Only a few days old when found orphaned, he is cared for and raised at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. When big enough to be released to the wild where he needs to be, he has other plans! Just like a lost dog finding his way home, Astro keeps swimming back towards the Center, crossing miles of open ocean water to do so. After several attempts, people realize that Astro is too accustomed to humans and will just keep coming back. Based on real events, readers follow Astro through some of his travels that have now taken him across the U.S. to his current home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe's novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the journal with or without the novel. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes turtle nesting facts, a shell identification activity, and a make-your-own nature journal.
The question of who eats what in a freshwater habitat is answered in this book about food webs.
Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered Steller Sea lions face and how they can be saved.
Provides detailed and interesting information about organisms and their place in the food web in the Arctic.
Lots of our food comes from farms, and so do fish! Some fish are caught in the wild, but we also eat fish that are raised on farms. Find out what fish farms look like, what fish farmers do, and how fish get from the farm to you. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
Coral Reef Food Chains takes readers on an exciting underwater journey to one of the worlds most fascinating habitats. Stunning photographs and detailed illustrations help show the relationships between the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores that live in and around this unique and fragile habitat.
In dramatic pictures and simple text, readers are shown the terrifying teeth, powerful jaws, and basic senses that make Sharks some of the most fearsome on Earth. Quotes from victim encounters, as well as scientific facts, bring added information to readers in short, easy-to-read bursts. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.
This title introduces young readers to pearls, the gem formed inside the shell of an oyster! Learn how pearls are formed and where they are found. Historic and modern collection methods are detailed, both natural and cultivated. The use of pearls as a gemstone is examined including different colors. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this beautiful gem. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the piranha and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Slither, swim, and fly your way through the amazing animal kingdom! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Beasts will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating animals. Learn about the biggest and ugliest critters. Discover the strangest animal skills.
From vultures to crabs, every type of scavenger is discussed in this book. Facts about their habitat, diet, reproduction, and how they help the environment are all discussed in detail.
Students will learn about the fiercest predator in the ocean. From the biggest to the smallest, what adaptations sharks have made to remain on Earth for so long, scientific research and medicinal contributions the shark has made are all discussed, as well as their unique ability to hunt and survive.
This remarkable evolution series, narrated by the Universe itself, concludes with this third book, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings ... horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination--you! It is a story of chaos, creativity and heroes--the greatest adventure on Earth! And it is a personal story...about our bodies, our minds, and spirits. It is our story. As the president of the American Montessori Society said, These books are alive with wonder, radiance, and deep relevance.
Named a prestigious CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, this is a poetic yet accurate description of the life cycle of salmon. For kids, it is fun and eye-opening. For teachers, it is a valuable supplement to a unit on water, fish and ocean animals, and life cycles. Fast-paced prose and brilliant illustrations follow the salmon from their form as eggs in a stream to the wide ocean, eventually making a hazardous journey home to their stream of origin. As in her earlier best-selling book, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, author Carol Reed-Jones uses cumulative verse--a literary technique that is not only enjoyable but suggests how interconnected salmon are with their habitat. At the back is a section on salmon facts and what makes a good habitat for them, teaching the basics of ecology and why clean streams and waters are so important.
Engaging text describes animals who can move in amazing ways.
Engaging text describes animals that don't always do what the rest of their species does.