Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Beach Books For Kids

Life in the Ocean: The story of oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Claire A. Nivola
Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she’s designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls “the blue heart of the planet.” With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea,Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia’s growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author’s note that will motivate young environmentalists.


Beachcombing: exploring the seashore by Jim Arnosky
Young sunbathers can learn all about the wonders at the water's edge with Jim Arnosky's fascinating guide. With friendly notes and detailed illustrations of everything from ghost crabs to shark teeth, this award-winning author and wildlife expert outfits kids with the knowledge they need to become avid beachcombers. Take it along on a family vacation or school trip, or make the beach come alive at home with this personal tour of the shore.



Why Do Oceans Have Tides? by Marian B. Jacobs
"Why?" is a question that every child asks. Here we present clear, scientific answers to questions about the world that surrounds your students. The answers to such questions as "Why is the sky blue?" and "Why does the ocean have tides?" tie in to physical, natural, and life science curricula while providing explanations for universal phenomena.
Seashore Life by Jenna Kinghorn

Offering a close up look at seashore life--both in the ocean and on the beach--this pocket-sized guide helps kids identify sea animals, plants and shells. Full-color illustrations.


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