As fall days grow darker and the sun doesn’t shine as bright, leatherback sea turtles sense the change in seasons and head out to sea. They make their way to their home beaches to nest. About 100 eggs fill each hole! Readers can follow the leatherbacks as they cruise along ocean currents in this engaging title.
Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.
A kindergarten-level introduction to octopuses, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their camouflaging skin.
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.
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.
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.
A kindergarten-level introduction to seals, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their thick blubber.
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.
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.
A kindergarten-level introduction to whales, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their blowholes. The popular Seedlings series from Creative Education now offers irresistible introductions to six more wild animals and six speedy vehicles. Written in a friendly voice, filled with dynamic photos, and featuring text crafted for the youngest of readers, these newest books touch upon the bodies, behaviors, habitats, and family relationships of living things and the parts, operation, settings, and roles of vehicles. As introductions to informational text, these titles will plant the seeds of knowledge!
A kindergarten-level introduction to frogs, covering their growth process, behaviors, the waters they call home, and such defining physical features as their jumping legs.
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.
Manatees are true gentle giants. Though many weigh more than 1,000 pounds, they do not use their size to overpower other sea creatures. They spend a lot of their time peacefully eating underwater grasses. Young students will close this title understanding how the manatee earned its “sea cow” nickname.
From tide pools to the ocean, the sea is filled with amazing life forms! Early readers will be engaged from beginning to end with informational text, vivid photos, and a picture glossary of marine animals.
A leafy or a weedy. Every sea dragon is one or the other. Leafies have the advantage when it comes to being underwater masters of disguise. They look just like pieces of swaying seaweed! In this book, young readers can compare and contrast leafy and weedy sea dragons.
Every orca pod has its very own theme song! Musical elements include whistles, clicks, and pops. “Singing” is the orca way of communicating, navigating, and hunting. This read offers young children the chance to get in tune with the world’s largest dolphin species.
Sea urchins look like fireworks exploding underwater. The spines that create their unusual appearance do have a purpose: they protect the tiny animals from dangerous predators. In this title, sea urchins of all shapes, sizes, and colors are on display for early readers!
Curious how sea lions got their name? Well, male sea lions are responsible. Most have a lion-like mane, and they roar loudly to protect females. Young readers will learn all about the wild relatives of the trick-performing sea lions they enjoy watching at the zoo.
Did you know that clawed lobsters can be right-clawed or left-clawed? Every baby is born with two cutter claws. Then one cutter claw eventually develops into a crusher claw, which determines handedness. Beginning readers will want to get their hands on this ocean animal profile!
Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal in the world! It is so thick and compact that their skin never gets wet. Dense fur is essential for sea otters as they swim through frigid waters. This children’s title tells how the smallest ocean mammal survives at sea.
Squids are one of the most fascinating creatures of the sea! About 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, these cephalopods are experts at evading enemies. Some squirt ink, while others change colors to confuse predators. Young readers will learn all about squids in this enticing title about one of the ocean’s most unusual animals.
Just because they live in water doesn’t mean sea creatures don’t need a good cleaning. Luckily, the angelfish is perfect for the job! These helpful fish rid their neighbors of pesky parasites. It’s like a “swim-by” cleaning service! Young readers will marvel over this colorful title about angelfish.
An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.
Young readers will love learning about animals and their habitat with Protecting Ocean Animals. This book explores oceans, the animals that live there like sharks and zooplankton, and conservationists like Eugenie Clark that worked to protect animals. Bright, full-page photos of wildlife and easy-to-read text fill the pages of this fun title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.
Slimy Animals showcases the oozing, mucus-producing animals. This title shows examples of slugs, eels, frogs, octopuses, and more. It also discusses what they feel like to touch, how some animals use slime for travel, and how others use it for defense. With easy text and colorful images showing a variety of animals, young readers will gain a better understanding of our gooey friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Translated by native Spanish speakers--and immersion school educators.