Did you know that crabs look like mini, clear lobsters when they are babies? Crabs have to molt many times before they even look like adults with hard outer shells. Some crabs grow their own shells while others find used shells to call their own. Find out about a crab's life cycle, physical traits, habitat, and more in this title for beginning readers.
Did you know that some corals are named for being look-alikes? The mushroom coral has an umbrella-like shape. Grooves on the surface of the brain coral give it the appearance of the important human organ. Beginning readers just might get the urge to name the corals in this book.
Not all seals measure up to one another. The ringed seal, for example, is four times shorter and more than fifty times lighter than the elephant seal! This elementary title puts on display the common features that make seals of all sizes alike.
Shaped like torpedoes, Great white sharks can launch out of the water to catch prey. Named after their white bellies, these sharks easily blend in with the sun when seen from below. In addition to their coloring, these sharks have serrated teeth for tearing. They are made to hunt! In this exciting title, learn more about great white sharks and why they are one of the top predators in the ocean.
Clinging below the ocean's surface are small creatures with horse heads and monkey tails. Sea horses may have parts that look like other animals, but they are their own unique specimen. In fact, sea horses are so extraordinary that the males give birth! Although sea horses are extremely slow swimmers, they will quickly enter the hearts and minds of curious, young readers!
Talkative and friendly, bottlenose dolphins are always up for some fun. They love playing tag and racing through waves. These dolphins form strong relationships with each other, often communicating with many different sounds. A group of dolphins will hunt, travel, and watch each other's backs. Learn more about these social creatures in this enthralling title for early readers.
Jellyfish are graceful, beautiful ocean animals. But their looks are deceiving. Those long, wavy tentacles can really sting! Jellyfish are often transparent. They do not have bones, blood, or brains. Despite their simplicity, these creatures have been around for millions of years. Discover more about jellyfish in this title for emergent readers.
Sea turtles have strong flippers to propel them through water. These shelled animals may migrate thousands of miles to lay eggs. Although they are not agile on shore, some can swim faster than 20 miles (32 kilometers) per hour! Many sea turtles live to be well over 30 years old. Beginning readers will learn a boat load of exciting information in this fun title on sea turtles.
Nearly as large as a school bus, humpback whales are a sight to see! Near the surface, these giants will come up to breathe from their blowholes. They migrate to find food and may hunt in groups. Since these whales do not have teeth, they happily gulp prey with their enormous mouths. Deep below the surface, males sing songs. Get in tune with humpback whales and pick up this book for young learners.
Walruses have big tusks under hairy mustaches. These animals use their long teeth to fight or lift themselves out of the water. Walruses have thick skin and a lot of blubber. They can weigh more than 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms)! Find out more about these massive creatures in this book for beginning readers.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world. Located on the North Pole, it touches Asia, Europe, and North America. For many months, the sun does not rise over the Arctic, and when summer arrives, the ice barely melts! Young readers will enjoy finding out more about this unfamiliar ocean and its impact on the world.
The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean, was not officially recognized as a distinct body of water until the year 2000. Krill, lantern fish, and whales can all be found in this oceans chilly waters. Explore the Southern Oceans climate, currents, and sea life in this engaging title for beginning readers.
Covering nearly one-third of Earths surface, the Pacific Ocean is a treasure trove of natural resources and is home to many magnificent creatures. The Pacific Ocean has the deepest ocean trench called the Challenger Deep. Its more than 35,800 feet below the surface! Learn more about the largest ocean in this exciting title for young readers.
Submarine volcanoes and giant mountain chains lie deep below the Indian Oceans surface. Where the Indian Ocean ends has been debated, but its indisputably nestled between Africa, Asia, and Australia. Prone to torrential rain and cyclones, the Indian Ocean will enthrall curious minds!
For hundreds of years, travelers have braved the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, often trying to steer clear of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle! Islands have formed from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge located deep below the Atlantic Oceans surface. Discover more about the Atlantic Ocean and grasp important geography terms in this title for young students.
Coral reefs are home to thousands of living species, including some of the most vibrant plants and animals on the planet. Many reef inhabitants help each other survive. Sea anemones, for example, provide shelter for clownfish. In return, the striped fish bring tasty treats to the anemones and help lure prey into their tentacles! Dive into this colorful, educational book for young learners.
Did you know that some turtles live to be over 100 years old? Some live in the ocean, others on land, and some live both in water and on land! Young readers will discover what turtles eat, where they live, and how their shells and other physical features help them survive in the wild. Blastoff! Series
A squid has two gigantic eyes to see in dark places, eights arms for holding food, and a funnel for swimming! Young readers will get sucked in as they discover how squids eat, swim, and escape predators. Blastoff! Series
Whales are giant sea creatures capable of performing amazing acrobatics! They groan and sing to talk to each other. This book lets children look closely at how whales live and behave. Blastoff! Series
A swimming stingray looks like its flying through the ocean! Its wide fins look like wings and help it glide. This book introduces children to the parts of a stingray, especially its stinging tail. Blastoff! Series
Look for a sea star's mouth in the middle of its body! Arms called rays surround its mouth. This book introduces children to the anatomy of a sea star and explains the unique way a sea star eats. Blastoff! Series
Manatees are gigantic ocean creatures. They are an endangered species. In this book, beginning readers will learn how manatees look, move through water, and dig up plants for food. Blastoff! Series
Wherever the ocean current takes them, jellyfish go. They are considered drifters. Follow jellyfish as they move underwater and discover why they are known for their sting! Blastoff! Series
Did you know that a puffer fish inflates into a ball when it senses danger? It uses size to intimidate predators. This book introduces children to the appearance, eating habits, and predator escape tactics of puffer fish. Blastoff! Series
Cuttlefish are chameleons of the sea. They can change their skin color to match their surroundings. Beginning readers will discover where cuttlefish live, what they eat, and how they stay safe from predators. Blastoff! Series