A child goes on a deep-sea diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, learning about the ocean, and encountering animals and plants that make their homes in this biome. Includes world map of coral reefs and glossary.
An introduction to what characteristics animals in the fish animal class have and how they fit into the animal kingdom.
An introduction to what characteristics animals in the amphibian animal class have and how they fit into the animal kingdom.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the poisonous stonefish. Readers learn how these ocean animals use stingers on their backs to defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings to humans and what to do when stonefish are encountered.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous blue-ringed octopus of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Readers learn how these octopi use their colorful rings or stripes to warn predators and how they use venom to kill their prey. Also explains where they live and what to do when they are encountered.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous box jellyfish of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Readers learn how these jellies use venom to kill prey and as a protection against predators. Also explains where they live and what to do when they are encountered.
Diagrams, graphs, and other infographics give readers visual literacy practice while also digging into the killer whales' appearances, daily lives, and homes. This hi/lo series is perfect for cause/effect studies and exploring the lives animalss and their place in their foodweb and biome.
Dive into this book and discover some of the creepiest and coolest fish in our oceans and rivers. They come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. They also have wild adaptations that make them look or act truly strange.
Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the invasion of zebra mussels, including where they came from and their impact within biomes and food webs.
Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the invasion of Northern snakeheads, including where they came from and their impact within biomes and food webs.
Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the invasion of Asian carp, including where they came from and their impact within biomes and food webs.
From how a frog's life begins as a tadpole to the transformation into a webbed-footed amphibian, this title gives students all the information they could ever want to learn about frogs - their habitats, diets, the differences between frogs and toads and the discovery of new species found by scientists around the world are all discussed.
Kids will be shocked to learn that arthropods outnumber all other animal species combined! They will also be fascinated by the variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and behaviors found among these invertebrates. Labeled diagrams and startling close-up photography will introduce concepts including the similarities and differences among insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans, the functions and features of an exoskeleton, molting, metamorphosis, and other interesting body facts, and the crucial function of arthropods in food chains and webs.
Whales, manatees, seals, dolphins, and sea otters are just some of the many mammals that have evolved over time in order to survive in the water. From Arctic waters to tropical seas, vivid photographs and surprising facts about these salt water mammals reveal how these air breathing creatures have adapted to the water, their underwater senses, what they eat and how they raise their young, what cetaceans, pinnipeds, sea otters, sirenians, and polar bears are, marine zoos, and the dangers of pollution, commercial fishing, and poachers.
Amphibian means two lives since these animals spend the first part of their lives underwater and the rest on land. From flying tree frogs to slithering caecilians, kids will be captivated by this slimy animal group in What is an Amphibian? Young readers will discover the amphibian family tree, an amphibian's body, special skin and senses, how they move and what they eat, water- versus land-dwelling species, their life cycle and parental care, and defending themselves.
Whales are the only mammals that spend their entire life in the water. From playful dolphins to enormous blue whales, the behavior, habitats, and physiology of these amazing marine mammals are explored in What is a Whale? Spectacular full-color photos help show flukes, flippers, and fins, the whale family tree, baleen and toothed whales, how whales communicate through echolocation, their watery homes and what they eat, baby whales, whale-watching and why whales are in danger.
Gray whales live in the Pacific Ocean and can grow to be 50 feet (15 meters) long. Readers will discover how whale hunters brought these huge mammals to near extinction and how people are working together to help these giants of the sea fight for survival.
An elephant seal has a thick layer of blubber that keeps it from freezing in cold northern waters. This protective layer of blubber was prized by hunters who killed so many elephant seals that there were fewer than 100 left alive. Discover how government leaders and others took action to save these sea mammals from extinction.
Readers are introduced the habitat and lifestyle of the American Alligator and learn how the American Alligator is making a comeback from near extinction. Find out how people in the southeastern United States are learning to live with these amazing creatures.
Zebra Mussels are known for their striped shells and clingy habits. These natives of Europe and Asia traveled to North America in by ship. Learn more about why the zebra mussel poses a threat to native animals and the health of North American waterways.
the Sea Lamprey have invades the Great Lakes where they have killed off native species and harmed the fishing industry. Find out hoe they arrived, the problems they cause and other places that are on the lookout for these animals.
The Walking Catfish have upset the balance of the ecosystems and hurt local economies.
In Ocean Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the ocean biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a marine environment. A map helps readers identify the world's oceans, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ocean food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Ocean Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
This book takes readers on a journey under the sea to discover the fascinating facts about rays, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and more. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text, while additional search tools--including a glossary and an index--help students locate and review important information.
This book takes readers on a journey under the sea to discover the fascinating facts about sea turtles, including physical features, habitat, life cycle, food, and more. Photos, captions, and keywords supplement the narrative of this informational text, while additional search tools--including a glossary and an index--help students locate and review important information.