Snails, oysters, scallops, and octopuses are among the typically shelled, soft-bodied invertebrates knows as mollusks. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book describes the physical characteristics common to all fish and highlights the differences among various species. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
In The World's Biggest Fish, early fluent readers learn about fish as they explore the lives of two of its largest members, the ocean sunfish and the whale shark. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they learn about the physical features and behaviors of these supersized animals. An infographic compares the animals' size with that of familiar items, and an activity offers kids the opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the world's biggest fish using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. The World's Biggest Fish also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
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.
¿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.
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.
En el libro se explica qué son las cadenas alimentarias del océano, habla de los ecosistemas y lo que se hace para asegurar la supervivencia de plantas y animales del mar.
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.
Some Archaea thrive in extreme places such as in thermal pools, hot vents at the bottom of the sea, extremely salty water, and even in underground oil reserves. This book examines the diverse Archaea kingdom and the division of these organisms by their unusual biology into three main groups. It also explains why little in general is known about them, and why further classification of Archaea is so difficult.
A look at piranhas, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their flesh-ripping teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and feared status in the world today.
A look at sea lions, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their webbed flippers, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
A look at whales, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their streamlined bodies, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
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. A&D Xtreme is a Hi-Lo imprint from ABDO Publishing Company.
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. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Glide through the Arctic waters with the beluga whale! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the beluga whale's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, and predators. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the beluga whale's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible beluga whale! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Swim through the Arctic waters with the walrus! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the walrus's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, habitat, predators, and ways of defense. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the walrus's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible walrus! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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. Hang on to your hats! Biggest, Baddest Books for Boys are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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.