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Astro: The Steller Sea Lion

Jeanne Walker Harvey (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181019

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.

Las tortugas en mi cajón de arena

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Emanuel Schongut (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359488

¿Qué harías tu si encontraras unos huevos en tu cajón de arena? ¡Unete a Margarita cuando le pasa esto mismo! Ella decide convertirse en una niñera de tortugas para ayudar a los bebes terrapin diamantes. Ella los observa salir de sus huevos y luego los cría hasta que ellos se pueden defender por si mismos. Con la ayuda de los expertos, ella los deja ir en la bahía de donde pertenecen.

Turtle Summer: A Journal For My Daughter

Mary Alice Monroe (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180166

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.