Juvenile Nonfiction

The Strangest Thing in the Sea

Author: Rachel Poliquin

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 491

A wonderfully weird book about the strangest creatures in the sea. A feathery tutu dancing through the water? A tiptoeing rock wearing a wig? Not everything is as it seems in this fascinating exploration of bizarre sea animals. Each creature is introduced with intriguing art and text, and the question, “Am I the strangest thing in the sea?” Open the gatefold, and the actual creature in its habitat and a full description appear, along with the answer: No, it’s not the strangest thing in the sea. That is, until the last creature, which is the strangest. But what could it be? What’s cooler than bizarre things that are real? Kids will want to dive right in!
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Strangest Thing in the Sea

Author: Rachel Poliquin

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 162

A wonderfully weird book about the strangest creatures in the sea. A feathery tutu dancing through the water? A tiptoeing rock wearing a wig? Not everything is as it seems in this fascinating exploration of bizarre sea animals. Each creature is introduced with intriguing art and text, and the question, “Am I the strangest thing in the sea?” Open the gatefold, and the actual creature in its habitat and a full description appear, along with the answer: No, it’s not the strangest thing in the sea. That is, until the last creature, which is the strangest. But what could it be? What’s cooler than bizarre things that are real? Kids will want to dive right in!

Fish Do the Strangest Things

Author: Leonora Hornblow

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

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View: 293

Describes seventeen fish that have peculiar characteristics and habits, including fish that spit, fly, climb trees, blow up like balloons, and sleep out of water.

Strange Sea Creatures

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN:

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Page: 112

View: 610

Praise for Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In: "Erich Hoyt captures the excitement and beauty of recent advances [in ocean science]. With lavish photos and engaging, accurate prose, he takes readers on a journey of wonder through the ocean's layers and around the planet, shedding light on extraordinary lives." -- BBC Wildlife Marine researchers are discovering new ocean creatures every day, especially at its deepest depths. From the author of Creatures of the Deep, Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises and other books about the ocean and the animals that live there, comes a new title about some of the most unusual marine life forms. The book organizes the creatures into three parts based on where they live in the ocean. Each part has representatives from the various marine animal classes (e.g., fish, crustaceans, jellyfish and siphonophores, squids, tunicates and other invertebrates). Informative captions accompany the 90 gorgeous photographs of otherworldly creatures. Part 1: Surface Waters of the Ocean at Night: The Blackwater Vertical Migrators In images taken by dedicated blackwater photographers Linda Ianniello and Susan Mears, these mostly larval creatures haunt the near-surface waters making vertical migrations every night to feed. Part 2: Middle to Deep Dark Waters: Masters of the Language of Light In this perpetual night, survival is a matter of being able to understand and process light signals, some in different colors, some flashing, some faint -- the most sophisticated use of bioluminescence on Earth. The sea creatures here are small with big eyes and even larger mouths with extraordinarily sharp teeth. Photographer David Shale traveled with BBC Blue Planet and other expeditions to photograph these deep sea creatures, while photographers Solvin Zankl, Alexander Semenov and others brought their own dedication to expeditions in the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Part 3. The Continental Shelf to the Abyssal Plain: The Bottom Dwellers This bottom of the sea has fewer fish, and is populated by such alien-like creatures as no-eyed or tripod fish, sea cucumbers, as well as basket stars, crabs, and worms with species varying by depth and location. The introduction to each part of the book describes what makes the ocean waters at that depth unique, and why it is home to specific types of sea life. The photographs were taken in the ocean by expert divers and submariners, most of whom are both scientists and underwater photographers. The images display the creatures vividly against a background as black as the ocean depths.
Juvenile Nonfiction

National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Laura Marsh

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 116

Did you know that the deep-sea anglerfish has a glowing fishing rod attached to its body, or that the barreleye fish has a see-through head? See these wacky creatures and more in this brilliantly illustrated book that explores the strangest creatures under the sea. This level two reader uses easy-to-grasp language that will keep children intrigued and learning on every page. This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words. Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1048-5 , $13.90/$15.95 Can
Deep-sea animals

Wet 'n' Weird

Author: Lisa McCourt

Publisher:

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Category: Deep-sea animals

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Learn about such weird deep-sea creatures as moray eels, tube worms, hagfish, mudskippers, viper fish, giant squid, and more.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Weird Sea Creatures

Author: Erich Hoyt

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 660

An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea. Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment. These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators. These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board. These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.
Juvenile Nonfiction

How come? How so? That's how strange creatures live

Author: Rekha Shipurkar

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 201

Watch out! There are strange creatures around. Did you know that there is a sea creature that looks like a Portuguese battleship? Can you name a creature that is both a plant and an animal? This book transports you to an enchanting world of strange animals—up close and personal.
Stomatopoda

Something Strange in the Sea

Author: Jacqueline Adams

Publisher:

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Category: Stomatopoda

Page: 24

View: 133

"With their lightning-fast punch and secret message system, mantis shrimps do things no other animal can do. These ocean predators are so unusual that scientists think these shrimps might inspire new inventions."--page 4 of cover.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Unusual Creatures

Author: Michael Hearst

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 321

Introduces some of the world's most unusual creatures, including an animal that can be found at the top of Mount Everest, under the sea, and in everyday yards; a creature with cube-shaped scat; and an animal that disguises itself as a crab.

Sea Life Funny and Weird Marine Animals

Author: P. Hersom

Publisher:

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Page: 54

View: 403

Discover Amazing Sea Marine Life Animals, Funny Sharks to Weird Yeti Crabs While working with my grandson on a school, marine life project, we discovered strange and funny sea life creatures that we didn't even know existed! Like the shark that looks like an oriental rug, or the chameleons of the sea that change their color at will. Come discover with your children inside this book funny and weird marine animals that will keep your young readers interested in reading this book over and over again. Filled with colorful graphic photos and interesting animal facts, this children's book is designed to be a learning tool too, with "What did You Learn Today" fun questions and answers. Five Star Reviews! Fabulous pictures of sea creatures! - This is a beautifully done book giving fabulous information on these weird and funny looking sea creatures. It was very educational as I have never heard of many of them. Would definitely recommend this book to adults and children alike! Sea creatures are amazing - The cover of the book really got my attention so I decided to grab the book. I always read the book first before I read it to my nieces and I actually learned quite a bit. I was blown away by the photos and facts that were provided in the book. The author did it in a way that is not too hard for kids too. I am a stickler for education so I definitely can appreciate the quiz that is provided at the end of the book. Good read for kids and adults! Magnificient book with stunning full color photos - This beautiful book contains descriptions and photos of the strangest sea creatures. Many are new to me with large, full color photos of each fish, snail, Dogface Pufferfish and Sarcastic Fringehead. Read this with your children. The author provides excellent facts in a consistent layout that makes it easy to follow. Take the quiz at the end and check answers on the next page. I love major city aquariums. This book made me feel like I was walking around one of the best!

Strange Tales of the Sea

Author: Jack Strange

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 114

View: 285

What lurks beneath the waves, and onboard the most mysterious of ships? Get ready to experience the lore and lure of the sea with these myths, legends and true stories. Centuries-old folklore and tales of haunted vessels. Sea monsters and ghosts. Cannibalism at sea, and mysterious disappearances. Included are also tales of seamen ashore, and the prostitutes and crimps that preyed on them. Find out what happened to stowaways, how they were treated, and about the myth that women were not welcome on ships. Welcome to Strange Tales of the Sea.

Sea of Stone

Author: Chris Amies

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page: 251

View: 929

Lisa came to the islands looking for a holiday paradise. What she found was the strangest thing on Earth - and off it. A novel of the Pacific islands and of other worlds.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Really Strange Marine Animals

Author: Caitie McAneney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 945

Welcome to the world’s bodies of water, which are populated by some really strange marine animals. This text introduces readers to the oddest creatures under the sea, including blobfish, anglerfish, sea cucumbers, deep-sea sharks, and more. Readers will learn about these creatures and the adaptations that make them unique. This high-interest title also explores important science concepts, such as survival, animal behavior, life cycles, and habitats. Readers are sure to enjoy the engaging text, colorful photographs, and sidebars that provide an in-depth look at some of the world’s strangest marine animals.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Atlas of the World's Strangest Animals

Author: Paula Hammond

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 151

A survey of 50 of the more unusual animal species--from the aardvark to the seahorse--lists the strangest animals of the world by continent, providing key facts about their lifespans, diets, unusual characteristics and habitats.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Animals Do the Strangest Things

Author: Leonora Hornblow

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 61

View: 587

Describes nineteen animals that have peculiar and strange characteristics, including the platypus which has poison spurs on its legs, the opossum which fools its enemies by pretending to be dead, and the bat which navigates by built-in sonar.
Marine animals

Unusual Deep-Sea Creatures

Author: Kelly Gaffney

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN:

Category: Marine animals

Page: 32

View: 468

Discusses the many unique creatures that live in the world's oceans.
Fiction

The Terror of the Sea Caves (Cryptofiction Classics - Weird Tales of Strange Creatures)

Author: Charles G. D. Roberts

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 44

View: 561

This early work by Charles G. D. Roberts was originally published in 1907 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'The Terror of the Sea Caves' is a horror short story about a search for priceless lost pearls. Charles G. D. Roberts was born on 10th January 1860, in Douglas, New Brunswick, Canada. Roberts's most successful literary genre was that of the animal story which featured in works such as 'Earth's Enigmas' (1896) and 'Eyes of the Wilderness' (1933). He also wrote romance novels and several non-fiction works on Canada. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.