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Scholastic Recommends: Grades K-3

The Magic School Bus: on the Ocean Floor
by Joanna Cole (Grades K-3)
Ms. Frizzle's class embarks on a marvelous undersea adventure, where they see the formation of an island coral reef, witness life in a tidal pool, and more. Inviting and wonderfully funny, this Magic School Bus book features the most up-to-date scientific information on life beneath the surface of the ocean.

Life in the Oceans
by Lucy Baker (Grades 1 – 4)
Beautiful color photographs and illustrations offer an exciting introduction to all forms of ocean life.

What Do Sharks Eat for Dinner?
by Gilda Berger and Melvin Berger (Grades 2 – 3)
Developed specifically for second and third graders, this easy-to-follow book answers simple and complex questions about sharks. Clear explanations and lively illustrations help children understand the world and get up close to the creatures in it.

The Earth Is Mostly Ocean
by Allan Fowler (Grades K – 2)
The natural world comes alive for young readers with Rookie Read-About Science. Striking, full-color photos and just the right amount of text guide young readers through the fascinating world around them.

All About Turtles
by Jim Arnosky ,Jim Arnosky (Illustrator) (Grades K – 3)
A fine science artist and author, Arnosky compiles meticulous first-hand observations of the life cycle, habitat, and behaviors of each of his subjects. He creates appealing picture books with thorough and informative text, accompanied by colorful and accurate drawings.

Splash! A Book About Whales and Dolphins
by Gilda Berger ,Melvin Berger (Grades PreK – 3)
How do whales give birth to their calves? Do whales really have bad breath? What do orca dolphins eat? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this nonfiction easy reader illustrated with full-color photographs.

Scholastic Recommends: Grades 4-8

Ocean Life: 4 Books
(Grades 3 – 4)
Set Includes

  • The Magic School Bus® on the Ocean Floor
  • Going on a Whale Watch
  • Life in the Oceans
  • Whales

Ocean Wildlife
by Carole Garbuny Vogel (Grades 3 – 6)
It's eat or be eaten beneath the sea. Discover how underwater creatures adapt to their dangerous environment and how they survive in a place where most wildlife ends up in the belly of a predator. Cannibalism, deadly venom, and even sex transformations (changing from a male to female or vice versa) are successful strategies used by some species to compete. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs.

Learn All About: Ocean Life : A Learning Bank of Information and Irresistible Activities That Teach About This Fascinating Nonfiction Topic
by Lisa J. Rudy (Grades 4 – 8)
Take a field trip the ocean floor! Both teachers and students will love this one-stop resource filled with photos, information, and lots of learning-rich activities such as non-fiction mini-books, fact cards, puppets, easy science experiments, and games.

A Field Trip to the Sea Deluxe Academic Version
(Grades 4 – 8)
Voyage to the coast for an ocean of knowledge! Students learn all about the plants, animals and habitats of the coastal sea. They discover facts about the flora and fauna in a kelp forest or research the rocky shore's food chain. With a zoom feature, they can get a closer look at 76 organisms and then check the Field Guide for more detailed information. It's a shore sure to inspire science learning!
This version contains 1 CD-ROM and a Teacher Materials Binder (76 pages).

by Anita Baskin-Salzberg, Allen Salzberg (Grades 6 – 9)
Describes different kinds of turtles, tortoises, and sea turtles and the endangered status of some species.

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