Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Oceans? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Web of Best Books for teaching about Oceans.
A Swim Through the Sea
by Kristin Joy Pratt
Pratt is a veteran author: at age 14, she published A Walk in the Rainforest. In this illustrated tour of the plants and animals of the undersea kingdom, 16-year-old Pratt introduced children to one of our planet's most precious and fragile realms. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts. The alliterative storyline and alphabet book format provide parents and teachers with an engaging way of sharing this special ecosystem with their children. Selected an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children (1995).
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
by Joanna Cole
When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more. Part of the Magic School Bus series.
I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean
by Kevin Sherry
When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he's way bigger than most of them. Of course, there are bigger things lurking around... but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn't really care? First-time author-illustrator Kevin Sherry is sure to garner fans of all sizes for his perfect-for-preschool read-aloud with simple text, bold and delightful collage art, and a lovable squid whose spirit just cannot be crushed.
Ocean Life from A to Z
by Cynthia Stierle, Annie Crawley
Kids will love this innovative book and DVD package that lets them discover the fascinating underwater world -- without ever getting wet. The entry for each letter focuses on the ocean-dwellers that begin with that letter. Kids will find fun facts and interesting tidbits as they pour over the amazing photographs. The 45-minute DVD showcases incredible footage that kids will want to watch over and over again.
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The Education World Editors’ Choices above represent just a handful of the fine books that might be used to support classroom instruction about Oceans. Now we’re waiting for you to add to our list! Simply send us your review of a favorite book in 100 words or fewer and we will add it to the Readers’ Choices below.
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