What Lives in a Shell?

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

On Sale: 08/04/2015

What Lives in a Shell?

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What Lives in a Shell?

by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

illustrated by Helen K. Davie

On Sale: 08/04/2015

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About the Book

Read and find out about what lives in a shell in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

A house is a home for you, a nest is a home for a bird, and a cave is a home for a bear. But for some animals a shell is a home. Snails and turtles and crabs and clams all have shells that act as their homes and protect them from harm.

This clear and appealing book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom, is a fascinating exploration of the many creatures that make a home in a shell. This picture book features beautifully accurate illustrations of the many types of shells—inside and out! Young readers will love exploring the fascinating homes of creatures like hermit crabs, scallops, and turtles.

This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
  • acclaimed and trusted
  • great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Critical Praise

“An attractive, general introduction to the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of shells, rather than to ‘which is which.’” — Booklist

“Using interesting and accurate illustrations and just the right words, the book first introduces the idea of a home for an animal and then covers shells as the home of snails, turtles, crabs, clams, and oysters.” — Science Books and Films

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062381965
  • ISBN 10: 0062381962
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/04/2015
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life

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