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Multocolib School Corps Picks Oceans and Ocean Life Grades K-2

Ocean Sunlight
Ocean Sunlight How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas By Bang, Molly (Book - 2012 ) j 571.455 B2161o 2012 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains how all life on the Earth depends, directly or indirectly, on light from the sun, and describes how all ocean life, from the tiniest plankton to great whales, including the creatures in the darkest depths, form a web that uses sunshine.

Seashells by the Seashore
Seashells by the Seashore By Berkes, Marianne Collins (Book - 2002 ) j 594 B512s 2002 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A child and her companions collect a number of seashells from one to twelve.

Sharks
Sharks By Bodden, Valerie (Book - 2010 ) j 597.3 B6662s 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of sharks, the feared fishes of the sea. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why sharks have a bump on their heads.

Sea Horse
Sea Horse The Shyest Fish in the Sea By Butterworth, Christine (Book - 2006 ) j 597.6798 B988s 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discover the secrets of the endangered sea horse - one of nature's most mysterious fish - through Chris Butterworth's clear, engaging text and the intricate engravings of award-winning illustrator John Lawrence.

Ocean
Ocean By Callery, Sean (Book - 2011 ) j 577.7 C157o 2011 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 10 copies

Annotation:Looks at eleven animals that live in three different ocean environments, focusing on their life cycles and their place in the food chain.

Big Al
Big Al By Clements, Andrew (Book - 1988 ) jE CLEMENTS Available in some locations

Annotation:A big, ugly fish has trouble making the friends he longs for because of his appearance--until the day his scary appearance saves them all from a fisherman's net.

Dive Into Diversity
Dive Into Diversity (DVD - 2007 ) DVD j 591.77 DIVE Available in some locations

Annotation:Educates children about the undersea world of the oceans, marine life, coral reefs, kelp forests, diving and submarines.

The Magic School Bus Gets Crabby
The Magic School Bus Gets Crabby By Earhart, Kristin (Book - 2005 ) j 577.699 E12m 2005 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 2 copies

Annotation:Ms. Frizzle's class is on its way to a pool-- a tide pool. The kids spot everything from seaweed to seashells. But then they run into some real crabs! Climb on the Magic School Bus and learn about tide pool life.

Ocean Life
Ocean Life By Franklin, Carolyn (Book - 2008 ) j 591.77 F831o 2008 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:This overview of ocean life is enhanced with acetate pages that allow seeing different views of some scenes.

Out of the Ocean
Out of the Ocean By Frasier, Debra (Book - 1998 ) jE FRASIER Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl and her mother walk along the beach and marvel at the treasures cast up by the sea and the wonders of the world around them.

I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty and Other Questions About the Ocean
I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty and Other Questions About the Ocean By Ganeri, Anita (Book - 2011 ) j 551.46 G1966i 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:In a question and answer format addresses questions about the oceans and marine life.

Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles By Gibbons, Gail (Book - 1995 ) j 597.92 G441s Beginning Facts Available in some locations
Star of the Sea
Star of the Sea A Day in the Life of A Starfish By Halfmann, Janet (Book - 2011 ) j 593.93 H169s 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:Learn about what life is like for a starfish, also called a sea star.

Amazing Fish
Amazing Fish By Head, Honor (Book - 2008 ) j 597 H432a 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation: In this book, you'll learn about the life cycles of some fascinating fish-from tiny sea horses to giant hammerhead sharks.

Explore the Ocean
Explore the Ocean By Jackson, Kay (Book - 2007 ) j 577.7 J13e 2007 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Discusses the plants, animals, and characteristics of the ocean biome.

Down, Down, Down
Down, Down, Down A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea By Jenkins, Steve (Book - 2009 ) j 591.77 J52d 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze.

Swimmy
Swimmy By Lionni, Leo (Book - 1991 ) jE LIONNI Available in some locations

Annotation:A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

Ocean Odyssey
Ocean Odyssey By Mitton, Tony (Book - 2010 ) j 591.77 M6853o 2010 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:The North Pacific Ocean is vast and dark and deep. It's home to many creatures that swim and float and creep! Join Rabbit, Mouse, and Bird as they dive beneath the waves of the North Pacific Ocean and meet a host of amazing animals along the way.

Ocean Babies
Ocean Babies By Rose, Deborah Lee (Book - 2005 ) j 591.39 R795o 2005 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes baby animals that live in the ocean, pointing out their many differences as well as the most important similarity.

Hello, Ocean!
Hello, Ocean! By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 2001 ) jE RYAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Using rhyming text, a child describes the wonder of the ocean experienced through each of her five senses.

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean By Sherry, Kevin (Book - 2007 ) jE SHERRY Available in some locations

Annotation:A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

W Is for Waves
W Is for Waves An Ocean Alphabet By Smith, Marie (Book - 2008 ) j 551.46 S655w 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:An A to Z introduction to our world's oceans and ocean life. Topics include Atlantis, kelp forests, the Great Barrier Reef, mollusks, Queen Isabella, and many more.

Fabulous Fishes
Fabulous Fishes By Stockdale, Susan (Book - 2008 ) j 597 S864f 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home.

What the Sea Saw
What the Sea Saw By St. Pierre, Stephanie (Book - 2006 ) jE SAINTPIER 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A lyrical introduction to the sea, its inhabitants, and its role in the world around it. Includes facts about the ecosystems of oceans and shorelines.

Amazing Dolphins!
Amazing Dolphins! By Thomson, Sarah L. (Book - 2006 ) j 599.53 T485a 2006 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Did you know that dolphins . . . are small whales! can live in rivers! whistle to one another! are sometimes pink!

Who Lives in the Sea?
Who Lives in the Sea? (DVD - 2007 ) DVD j 591.77 WHO Available in some locations

Annotation:Teaches children and their parents about a variety of marine animals living in the ocean, including sea lions, dolphins, octopus, whale sharks, and blue-footed booby birds.

Puffling
Puffling By Wild, Margaret (Book - 2009 ) jE WILD 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:As his affectionate parents nourish and protect him, a plucky young puffin impatiently waits--but not without some reservations--for the day when he is "strong enough and tall enough and brave enough" to leave his nest on the rocky cliff-face and waddle off to the sea.

Wish for A Fish
Wish for A Fish By Worth, Bonnie (Book - 1999 ) j 591.77 W932w 1999 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:In rhyming text, the Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the various inhabitants of the ocean, including herring, mackerel, jellyfish, sharks, manatees, and whales.

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Oceans and Ocean Life for students in grades K through 2. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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