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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Whales? 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 Whales.

 

 

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Whale
by DK Publishing
Here is a spectacular and informative guide to whales, dolphins, seals, and manatees. Superb color photographs offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these mysterious sea creatures -- what they look like, how they behave, and their battle for survival. See the inside the mouth of a killer whale, the way a blowhole works, a carved sperm whale's tooth, and a 19th-century blubber pot. Learn how deep a sperm whale can dive, how whales use bubbles to catch fish, what baleen is used for, and why killer whales come up on the beach. Discover how humpback whales communicate, why whales leap, the world's biggest baby, why whales migrate thousands of miles, and much more. Part of the DK Eyewitness series.


Amazing Whales!
by Sarah L. Thomson
How big are whales? How do whales breathe? Do they live alone or in groups? Why are so many whales in danger? This exceptional book for beginning readers explores one of the most amazing animals in the sea. Featuring breathtaking photographs from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Amazing Whales! is part of a series about the fascinating animals that share our world and how we can help to keep them healthy and safe. Part of the I Can Read series.

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The Snail and the Whale
by Julia Donaldson
When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend? With vibrant illustrations and rhymes that are both playful and lyrical, here is a story that shows us that even the smallest creatures can help others in a big way.

Down to the Sea With Mr. Magee
by Chris Van Dusen
With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch? Down to the Sea With Mr. Magee is a great read-aloud, sure to provide fits of giggles.


Dear Mr. Blueberry
by Simon James
"Dear Mr. Blueberry, I love whales very much and I think I saw one in my pond today. Please send me some information on whales." It's vacation time, so Emily has to write to her teacher to help when she discovers a blue whale living in her pond. Mr. Blueberry answers that she must be mistaken, because whales live in the ocean, not in ponds. Throughout the summer, Emily and Mr. Blueberry exchange letters, until Emily has a happy surprise to share with her teacher. In the process, Emily learns a lot about whales. And Mr. Blueberry leans even more about imagination, faith, and love.



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