This fascinating book gives readers core information about marine biomes on coasts, in coral reefs, frozen oceans, and in the deepest depths of the ocean. Find out where each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to life underwater, who lives in these environments, and how humans impact life there.
Eels are amazing creatures. They are practically invisible when they are born. And they can swim backward! Dive in to learn more about eels.
Seahorses are amazing creatures. They can change color. They make noises. And the dads have the babies! Dive in to learn more about seahorses.
Flying Fish are amazing creatures. They propel out of the water and use their wings to glide through the air! Dive in to learn more about flying fish.
Octopuses are amazing creatures They can change color. They trick their predators. And they are smart! Dive in to learn more about octopuses.
Iguanas live in warm places. An iguana’s skin color helps it hide from predators. Reptiles have tails. An iguana’s tail breaks off if it is grabbed by a predator. It grows back right away. Learn all about these dinosaur-looking reptiles.
Crocodiles are the largest reptiles on Earth. They live in warm places. Crocodiles don’t sweat. They open their mouths to cool off, like a panting dog. And they don't sweat. Learn all about these amazing and scary-looking reptiles.
Every November, Christmas Island red crabs take over Christmas Island as millions march to the shores of the Indian Ocean. These crawling critters stop at nothing to reach their mating grounds. They halt traffic and even fall from cliffs! This title is filled with facts, maps, and fascinating graphics that take readers through the rain forest to the ocean with Christmas Island red crabs.
Humpback whales can hold their breath up to 45 minutes as they torpedo through ocean waters! These mighty mammals migrate from their summer arctic waters to the warm, winter waves near the equator to give birth to their calves. Young readers will want to dive into this title and follow the travels of humpback whales.
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.
During their travels from oceans to rivers, salmon undergo many changes! Their gills change so they can breath in changing waters, and their scales transform from a shining silver to a darker hue so others know they are ready to spawn. Readers will be swimming in information and special features in this adventurous book on salmon migration.
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.
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.
This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous stingray. Readers learn how these ocean animals use the stinger on their tails to defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings to humans and what to do when they are encountered.
Readers of this book follow the delivery truck as it collects fish from the seashore. Illustrations and snappy dialog moves the story alone.
In this book, readers will learn about the incredible transformation of a larva into a jellyfish and every phase in between. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the incredible stages of the life cycle of a jellyfish.
A level 2 Amicus Reader that presents the life cycle of an sea turtle from mating and birth to adult. Includes time line of life cycle and sequencing activity.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of rays, the flat-bodied fish with skeletons made of cartilage. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why rays’ fins look like wings.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of manatees, the aquatic relatives of dugongs. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why manatees are associated with mermaids.
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 octopuses, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their camouflaging skin.
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 sea turtles, covering their growth process, behaviors, the oceans they call home, and such defining features as their long front flippers.