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Sea Horses

Ann Herriges

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600140203

Did you know that there is a fish with the head of a horse? This book introduces children to sea horses; how they look, use a snout to eat, hide on the ocean floor, and have babies. Blastoff! Series

Corals

Ann Herriges

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1600140491

Though corals look like plants and sunlight helps them grow, corals are actually animals! Find out where corals live, what they eat, and how they make coral reefs. Blastoff! Series

En las aguas árticas

Laura Crawford (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359495

Únete a la diversión de los animales del ártico mientras se persiguen el uno al otro alrededor "del hielo que flota en las aguas árticas" ¿Qué pasa cuando se interrumpe y se hecha a perder esta diversión?

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.

Camas de agua durmiendo en el océano

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359365

Camas de agua: durmiendo en el océano es una relajante historia para la hora de ir a dormir que responde las preguntas de cómo los mamíferos marinos- animales que viven en el agua pero que respiran aire- se las arreglan para dormir en el océano. Los jóvenes lectores conocen diez mamíferos marinos, que incluyen nutrias marinas, delfines de pico largo, manatíes, y focas comunes y aprenden sobre sus hábitos únicos.

Los lechos: Durmiendo en los ríos del mundo

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359686

Esta secuela al apremiado Camas de agua: Durmiendo en el océano (Learning Magazine's 2007 Teachers' Choice Award & 2005 Mom's Choice) lleva al lector en un barco alrededor del mundo para que aprenda como los mamíferos duermen alrededor de diez importantes ríos del mundo en todos los continentes excepto en la Antártica. Rema el Misisipi rio abajo y mira como dos nutrias de río saltan en un árbol hueco o contempla en la rivera del río Brisbane como un ornitorrinco salta en un agujero y desaparece en un túnel estrecho. Escrito con un estilo tranquilo, este libro sirve como un cuento para antes de dormir para los niños menores o un libro de geografía de animales para los niños mayores. ¡Los adultos pueden aprender algo también!

Las estaciones oceánicas

Ron Hirschi (author), Kirsten Carlson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359532

Las estaciones cambian tanto en el océano como en la tierra. La primavera trae nuevas plantas y nuevos animales bebes, el verano oceánico está radiante por el destello de las luces del plankton y las brisas otoñales soplan las vastas aguas. En el invierno, las ballenas jorobadas emigran a aguas cálidas, igual que como lo hacen muchos animales en la tierra que se mudan a climas más calidos. Los niños aprenden de forma divertida, acerca de las plantas y de los animales que están debajo del agua, unidos por las diferentes estaciones, por la red de comidas y por el hábitat. Mientras la historia sucede en el Océano Pacífico, cambios similares ocurren alrededor de todo el mundo.

Octavia y su nube de tinta morada

Donna & Doreen Rathmell (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359426

Imaginate un pulpo que dispara una tinta amarilla! A Octavia y a sus amigos marinos les encanta jugar juegos con camuflaje para practicar como esconderse de una "criatura grande y hambrienta". Octavia, sin embargo, parece no conseguir el color adecuado cuando trata de expulsar su nube de tinta morada.

A Las Escondidas en el Océano

Jennifer Evans Kramer (author), Gary R. Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180463

El océano es un lugar misterioso, donde los animals grandes y chicos juegan a las escondidas! ¿Puedes imaginarte un tiburón escondido a plena luz? ¿Qué tal un pez payaso a la vista? ¿No lo crees? Entonces, sumérgete en la profundidad del océano azul con Jennifer Evans Kramer y ¡A las escondidas en el océano! Rodéate con las vibrantes ilustraciones de Gary R. Phillips. El océano es un antiguo, antiguo lugar, y los animales exóticos de las profundidades han aprendido a adaptarse a su medio ambiente para sobrevivir. ¿Puedes encontrar las criaturas escondidas en cada página? ¿O, quizás también a ti te puede engañar un disfraz bajo el agua?

Si el delfin fuera un pez

Loran Wlodarski (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359419

nete a Delfína, un delfín, mientras ella se imagina convertirse en otros animales marinos—un pez con branquias, una tortuga marina poniendo huevos, un pelícano con plumas, un pulpo sin huesos, un tiburón con el sentido del olfato o hasta un manatí vegetariano. ¡Las increíbles ilustraciones de las “transformaciones” harán que los niños rían a la vez que aprenden diferencias reales entre los animales!

La historia de Carolina: ¡las tortugas marinas tambien se enferman!

Donna Rathmell (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359358

Siga paso a paso el diario fotográfico de Carolina, una tortuga marina boba críticamente enferma, mientras es cuidada y atendida hasta su recuperación en el Hospital de Tortugas Marinas en el Acuario de Carolina del Sur. Así como se internan a los niños, Carolina pasa por una variedad de emociones y procedimientos durante su cuidado, y proceso de recuperación. Cuando llega por primera vez al hospital, está muy enferma, débil, y confundida para entender qué está pasando. A ella le sacan sangre, le toman rayos X, la vacunan, y es hidratada mediante una sonda intravenosa - ¡tal y como a los niños!. Acompáñela mientras se relaciona con sus cuidadores y sus compañeras tortugas que se encuentran enfermas o lesionadas. Celebre el feliz día en el que ella es regresada al océano-como una tortuga saludable y feliz.

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.

River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180326

This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of the Brisbane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel. Told in a soothing style, this book serves as a bedtime/naptime story for younger children or an animal geography book for older children. Adults may learn something, too! The "For Creative Minds" education section features a "World Map."

Ocean Seasons

Ron Hirschi (author), Kirsten Carlson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180180

Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land. Spring brings new plants and baby animals, summer oceans glow with sparkly plankton lights, and autumn winds blow across the open water. In winter the humpback whales migrate to warmer waters, just as some land animals move to warmer climates. The cycle begins again as they return to the northern waters in the spring. In fun, fanciful form, Ocean Seasons introduces plants and animals that are joined through the mix of seasons, food webs, and habitats beneath the waves. While set in the Pacific, similar changes occur in the Atlantic also. The "For Creative Minds" learning sections features and "Ocean Food Web Card Game."

Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud

Donna & Doreen Rathmell (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180074

Octavia Octopus and her sea-animal friends love playing camouflage games to practice how they would hide from a "big, hungry creature." Octavia, however, just cannot seem to get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud. What happens when the big, hungry shark shows up looking for his dinner? This creative book introduces basic colors along with the camouflage techniques of various sea animals - a great introduction to marine biology! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about octopuses and animal camouflage and protection. The craft uses primary colors (paint or tissue paper) to help children learn about blending colors.

A Day in the Salt Marsh

Kevin Kurtz (author), Consie Powell (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180210

Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth: the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even when it is covered by saltwater twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the "For Creative Minds" section.

Ocean Hide and Seek

Jennifer Evans Kramer (author), Gary R. Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180562

The sea is a place of mystery, where animals big and small play hide and seek! Can you imagine a shark hiding in the light? What about a clownfish in plain sight? Don't believe it? Then, sink into the deep blue sea with Jennifer Evans Kramer and Ocean Hide and Seek! Surround yourself with the vibrant ocean illustrations of Gary R. Phillips. The ocean is an old, old place, and the exotic animals in the depths have learned to adapt to their surroundings to survive. Can you find the creatures hidden on every page? Or will you, too, be fooled by an ancient, underwater disguise? The "For Creative Minds" learning section includes an "Animal Classification" and "Food for Thought" activity.

If a Dolphin Were a Fish

Loran Wlodarski (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180067

Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other sea animals: a fish, a sea turtle, a pelican, an octopus, a shark, even a manatee! The incredible morphing illustrations will have children laughing as they learn about the real differences between these ocean animals and their respective classes.

Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too!

Donna Rathmell (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180005

Follow the photo journal of Carolina, a critically ill loggerhead sea turtle, as she is cared for and nursed back to health at the Sea Turtle Hospital of the South Carolina Aquarium. Just like hospitalized children, Carolina goes through a variety of emotions and procedures during her care and recovery process. When she first arrives at the hospital, she is too sick, weak, and confused to understand what is happening. She has blood drawn, x-rays taken, gets shots, and is fed through an IV...just as ill children may be! As she gains strength, she begins to interact with her caregivers and to, begrudgingly, understand that they are really trying to help. Join her as she interacts with her many caregivers and her sick or injured roommate turtles. Celebrate the happy day she is released back into the open arms of the ocean - a healthy and happy sea turtle! The "For Creative Minds" section includes a craft, game ideas and information on sea turtles. The author and photographer donate a portion of their royalties to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Program at the South Carolina Aquarium.

A Mother's Journey

Sandra Markle (author), Alan Marks (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916229

Acclaimed nonfiction author Sandra Markle presents the daring story of a mother emperor penguin's struggle to reach the sea, find food, avoid predators, and make her way back to her mate and their newborn chick before they starve. Alan Marks' luminous illustrations highlight the harsh conditions and stunning landscapes of Antarctica.

The Life Cycle of a Sea Horse

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143120

Male sea horses have a unique role in the sea horse life cycle. They carry the eggs and give birth to as many as 200 babies at one time. Young children can track a sea horse's life cycle from egg to fry to adult. Blastoff! Series

The Life Cycle of a Salmon

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143113

Adult salmon spawn at the end of their life cycle. They fight strong currents while swimming upriver to the place where they hatched. Young readers will follow a salmon from egg to adult. Blastoff! Series

Hello Ocean

Pam Muñoz Ryan (author), Mark Astrella (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9780881069884

Told in the first person, the narrator describes the ocean as she experiences it through her five senses.

Barracudas

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142703

With sleek bodies, dagger-like teeth, and ferocious appetites, barracudas are excellent ocean hunters. Beginning readers will learn where barracudas call home and why they are nicknamed the "tigers of the sea." Blastoff! Series

Angelfish

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142482

Angelfish are colorful ocean creatures known for their vibrant beauty. This book introduces young readers to the attractive appearance of angelfish and explains where angelfish live and what they eat. Blastoff! Series