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Biomas acuáticos (Freshwater Biome)

Grace Hansen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624026874

Readers will learn about the two main types of freshwater biomes, which are standing (ponds and lakes) and flowing (streams and rivers). The text will focus on mainly on the importance of freshwater, as well as the plants and animals that inhabit it. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Jumbo is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.

Coral Reefs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608329

A kindergarten-level introduction to coral reefs, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their waving tentacles.

Octopuses

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608336

A kindergarten-level introduction to octopuses, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their camouflaging skin.

Stingrays

Quinn A. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608367

A kindergarten-level introduction to stingrays, covering their growth process, behaviors, the waters they call home, and such defining features as their long, thin tails.

Seals

Quinn A. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608350

A kindergarten-level introduction to seals, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their thick blubber.

Sea Turtles

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608343

A kindergarten-level introduction to sea turtles, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their long front flippers.

Clownfish

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608312

A kindergarten-level introduction to clownfish, covering their growth process, behaviors, the anemones they call home, and such defining features as their three white stripes.

Octopuses

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606608

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of octopuses, the eight-armed ocean creatures. Also included is a history of the belief that octopuses were sea monsters.

Whales

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603881

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of whales, the large ocean animals. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why New Zealanders traditionally rode whales. From humpbacked camels to drumming woodpeckers, and from fast-flying hummingbirds to slow-moving tortoises, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.

A Swim through the Sea

Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (author), Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693239

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.

My Teeth Are Sharp and Pointy (Sawfish)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102951

What has a strong tail, gray skin, a long snout, and sharp teeth? If you guessed a sawfish, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

Platypus

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023189

What’s that furry mammal with a bill? It’s a platypus! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about platypuses, including how they catch food by picking up electrical signals and how they lay eggs! Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Axolotl

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023158

What’s that odd-looking salamander that never leaves the water? It’s an axolotl! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about axolotls, including what they eat and the story behind their long, feathery gills. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Frog

Anastasiya Vasilyeva (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020928

A bullfrog plops into a pond. It was once a tiny egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a tadpole and then into an adult frog in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Turtle

Debby Freeman (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020935

A painted turtle warms its body on a rock. It was once a tiny embryo inside an egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a turtle in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

American Alligator

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997175

In a shallow pond, an enormous alligator is waiting, its nostrils breaking the surface of the dark waters. Suddenly, a duck lands on the pond. The alligator’s huge, gaping jaws emerge from the water and snap shut! The duck quickly flaps its wings and escapes. The alligator sinks below the water again. The swamp is home to lots of other prey, and the stealthy alligator will soon catch a tasty meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about American alligators and their swamp habitat, but also to develop powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as using a measuring tape to see how long alligators grow and guessing how a mother alligator takes care of her young, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Cottonmouth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997182

It’s early dawn in a swamp. A large snake has spent the night hunting for fish and frogs in the ponds and streams. The snake is a cottonmouth—the only venomous water snake in the United States! It swims to the shore and slithers onto the land. When daylight breaks, the snake basks on a log, soaking up the sun’s warmth to heat its body. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about cottonmouth snakes and their swamp habitat, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as guessing how the snake got its name and comparing the physical characteristics of adult and young snakes, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Muskrat

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997199

It’s a spring day in a swamp. A small brown animal is busy swimming back and forth across a pond. The animal is hard at work collecting plants to build its home. Finally, the hungry creature takes a break from its construction work to munch on cattail stems at the edge of the water. The animal is a muskrat, and the swamp’s shallow ponds and streams are its home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about muskrats and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as estimating the weight and size of a newborn muskrat and describing the physical characteristics of an adult muskrat, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

North American River Otter

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997205

Splash! Three playful creatures slide down a muddy slope and fall into a pond. Twisting and turning in the water, the river otter family continues its game. It’s not all play, though, and soon the animals begin to hunt for fish in the murky water of their swamp home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about river otters and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as investigating the ways an otter’s body is adapted to a life in water and guessing why mother otters push their little pups into the water, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Welcome to the Coral Reef

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341925

What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature visits the reef to have its dead skin and parasites nibbled away by a fishy clean-up crew? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari around a coral reef. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Matamata

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025220

What’s that animal with a wide, flat head and a bumpy shell? It’s a matamata. Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about matamatas, including how these big turtles use their nose like a snorkel. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers. Matamata is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Electric Eel

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020881

A long, snakelike creature moves slowly through the waters of a muddy river in the Amazon rain forest. It’s an electric eel on the hunt. The hungry creature swims closer to a large piranha. As it nears its prey, the predatory eel releases a burst of electricity. Six hundred volts of power enter the fish’s body, stunning the animal so the hungry eel can gobble up its electrifying meal! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primarygrade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of apex predators that can produce electricity inside their bodies. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the electric eel’s physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting skills.

Bull Shark

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020874

A turtle slowly paddles along the Amazon River. Suddenly, something from beneath the water bumps the turtle. The little reptile tries to swim faster. Then another bump—and, suddenly, the huge jaws of a bull shark close around the turtle. What is this ferocious ocean predator doing in the murky waters of a jungle river? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of these underwater hunters. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the shark’s physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting abilities.

Hermit Crabs

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025039

Whack! Smack! Thump! On a hot sandy beach, two hermit crabs are wrestling. The crabs are fighting over a large empty snail shell. First one crab grabs the shell, then the other pulls it away. The fighters roll over and over in the sand. What’s so special about the shell? Each of the crabs wants the shell as its new home! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about hermit crabs and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, why hermit crabs need to regularly change their shells, and what’s about to happen when a group of hermit crabs lines up on the sand. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Hermit Crabs is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

Bloodworms and Other Wriggly Beach Dwellers

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025022

Hidden from view under the sand, a hunter is searching for a meal. It’s a hungry bloodworm and it has spotted a tiny crab. Suddenly, an alien-like proboscis shoots from its head revealing four sharp fangs. The worm injects venom into its prey, paralyzing and killing the little crab. Then the bloodworm slurps up the crab’s soft insides! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about bloodworms, lugworms, and other wriggly beach creatures and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, whether a bloodworm really has metal fangs, and how a sand mason worm builds a long tube to be its home. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Bloodworms and Other Wriggly Beach Dwellers is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.