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Alien Ocean Animals Alien Ocean Animals / Rosie Colosi

Journey through the depths of the ocean into the dark Midnight Zone and discover the mysterious animals that live there. Learn about how their bodies make their own light or adapt to living in low-light areas, how they hunt, what they eat, and how they keep themselves safe from predators.


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Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea Annie Lumsden, the Girl from the Sea / David Almond ; illustrated by Beatrice Alemagna

"Annie Lumsden has hair that drifts like seaweed, eyes that shine like rock pools, and thoughts that dart and dance like minnows. She lives with her artist mother by the sea, where she feels utterly at home, and has long felt apart from the other girls at school. Words and numbers on the page don't make sense to her, and strange maladies have been springing up that the doctors can't explain. Annie's mother says that all things can be turned into tales, and often she tells her daughter stories about the rocks she paints like faces, or the smoke that wafts from chimneys, or who Annie's dad is. But one day Annie asks her mother for a different tale, something with better truth in it—and on that same day a stranger in town, drawn to the sight of a girl who seems akin to the sea, helps Annie understand how special she is."--Amazon.com.


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The Boy Who Met a Whale The Boy Who Met a Whale / Nizrana Farook

 "Razi, a local fisherboy, is watching turtle eggs hatch when he sees a boat bobbing into view. With a chill, he notices a small, still hand hanging over the side. Inside is Zheng, who's escaped a shipwreck and is full of tales of sea monsters and missing treasure. But the villains who are after Zheng are soon after Razi and his sister, Shifa, too! And so begins an exhilarating escapade in the shadow of the biggest sea monster of them all"-- Publisher's description.


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Breaking Waves Breaking Waves / Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Wendell Minor

"A picture book about painter Winslow Homer's fascination with waves and the ocean"-- Provided by publisher.


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City of Islands City of Islands / Kali Wallace

In a foggy archipelago called the City of Islands, twelve-year-old Mara has always been fascinated by the magic that drifts on the air as songs. But as a servant for the powerful Lady of the Tides, Mara must earn her keep by searching for magical treasures deep in the murky ocean. Then Mara finds the skeletons of strange hybrid creatures that haven’t existed in the city for centuries—all humming with a powerful spell-song. Convinced her discovery will earn her the opportunity to study magic, Mara shares them with the Lady. But instead of a reward, the Lady gives Mara a new challenge: to sneak into the island fortress, the Winter Blade. Now Mara must dive deeper than ever before to survive her mission. The chilling truths that Mara uncovers along the way, about her past as well as about the secrets of her beloved city, are more dangerous—and magical—than she ever imagined.


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Creatures of Ancient Seas Creatures of Ancient Seas / Anastasia Suen

They swam in the seas, walked the lands, and soared through the skies. This book explores the history of these awesome extra-large animals and how mega-cool megafauna are related to (or are even examples of) modern living things.


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Dive in! Dive in! / Ann Eriksson

Find out why the ocean matters, why it is an amazing place and what you can do to keep it that way."-- Provided by publisher.


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Field Trip to the Ocean Deep Field Trip to the Ocean Deep / John Hare

In this wordless picture book, a student is accidentally left behind on a field trip to the ocean deep.


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Flying Deep Flying Deep / Michelle Cusolito ; illustrated by Nicole Wong

"Climb aboard Alvin, the famous deep-sea submersible credited with helping to find the Titanic, and take a trip two miles down to the bottom of the ocean. Experience a day in the life of an Alvin pilot and join scientists at the seafloor to collect samples and conduct research. Along the way, discover what one wears, eats, and talks about during a typical eight-hour trip in a underwater craft and find out more about the animals that live deep in our oceans. Extensive back matter explains how Alvin works, describes the author's research, and includes a glossary and further reading."--Amazon.com.


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Hawksbill Promise Hawksbill Promise / written and illustrated by Mary Beth Owens

There is a deserted bay on a small island off Antigua where hawksbill turtles crawl ashore at night during the mating season to lay their eggs. Two months later the hatchlings—each weighing less than an ounce—emerge from the sand and scramble to the sea in the moonlight. Only a lucky few survive.


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Hope at Sea Hope at Sea / Daniel Miyares

A girl pursues her own adventures by stowing away on her father's clipper ship.


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I Am the Shark I Am the Shark / written by Joan Holub ; illustrated by Laurie Keller

"Humorously illustrated sharks introduce themselves and the characteristics that make them special, in a child-friendly, fish-out-of-water tale that includes profiles of species ranging from the Great White and Greenland to the Mako and Hammerhead"-- Provided by publisher.


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Just an Adventure at Sea Just an Adventure at Sea / Mercer Mayer

Little Critter and his dad take their boat to sea to go whale watching and find that the ocean is a great place for adventure.


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Kraken Kraken / Virginia Loh-Hagan

In Kraken, you'll learn more about these creepy creatures. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest,


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Life by the Ocean Life by the Ocean / Holly Duhig

Oceans and seas have long attracted human settlement because they offer a rich food source and access to faraway places for trade. This beautiful book features examples of the everyday lives of people who live on and by oceans and seas, such as the Moken people who live in houseboats in a group of islands near Myanmar.


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Lifeboat 12 Lifeboat 12 / Susan Hood

NoneIn 1940, a group of British children, their escorts, and some sailors struggle to survive in a lifeboat when the ship taking them to safety in Canada is torpedoed. Includes historical notes.


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Malamander Malamander / Thomas Taylor ; illustrated by Tom Booth

"It's winter in the town of Eerie-on-Sea, where the mist is thick and the salt spray is rattling the windows of the Grand Nautilus Hotel. Inside, young Herbert Lemon, Lost and Founder for the hotel, has an unexpected visitor. It seems that Violet Parma, a fearless girl around his age, lost her parents at the hotel when she was a baby, and she's sure that the nervous Herbert is the only person who can help her find them. The trouble is, Violet is being pursued at that moment by a strange hook-handed man. And the town legend of the Malamander--a part-fish, part-human monster whose egg is said to make dreams come true --is rearing its scaly head"--Provided by publisher.


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The Most Courageous Sailor in the World The Most Courageous Sailor in the World / text and illustrations: Can Tugrul ; English adaptation: Carine Laforest

"Zoe is the only person in her fishing village who is afraid of the sea. One day, she hears from an old captain about a mysterious elixir that turns the person who drinks it into the most courageous sailor in the world. It is protected by a ferocious monster at the end of all the oceans. As years pass, Zoe keeps thinking about the elixir and becomes determined to find it. She builds her own boat and sets out on a perilous journey where she encounters sea dragons, pirates, and even giant octopuses! Will Zoe be able to overcome the terrible beast guarding the potion? And will she finally be able to call herself the most courageous sailor in the world."-- Provided by publisher.


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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans / Dorling Kindersley Ltd

" This exciting introduction to oceans is brimming with curious creatures, beautiful homes, and incredible adventures. From the spectacular seabirds soaring over Earth's vast oceans, to the tiny creatures lurking on the ocean floor, get ready for an adventure into the great unknown... Dive in and explore forgotten shipwrecks, swim with fantastic fish, and other awesome underwater animals, and weave your way through secret deepsea homes. You'll travel back in time to meet plundering pirates and explorers who changed the course of history, then it's time to learn about lots of very important underwater jobs and how you can help to protect Earth's precious oceans." -- DK Publishing.


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My Ocean Is Blue My Ocean Is Blue / written by Darren Lebeuf ; illustrated by Ashley Barron

"A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom. A keen observer, she sees the ocean as both "big" and "small" and both "sparkly" and "dull. It's also "dotted and spiraled and wavy and straight." Her ocean is full of sounds -- it "splashes and crashes" and "laughs and hums." But, at times, it's silent. She is inspired to examine and celebrate every part of her ocean and doesn't let anything hold her back. A delightful nature companion sure to awaken the explorer in every child."-- Provided by publisher.


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The Ocean Calls The Ocean Calls / written by Tina Cho ; illustrated by Jess X. Snow

Wanting to follow in the footsteps of her free-diving haenyeo grandmother, a young Korean girl dutifully consumes her grandmother's strength-building abalone porridge and practices her breath control before suiting up and overcoming fears to make remarkable discoveries.


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Ocean Survival Guide Ocean Survival Guide / Cynthia O'Brien

"This entertaining and informative survival guide introduces readers to the challenging environment of the ocean. Useful tips tell you how to get drinkable water, what you can - and shouldn't - eat, and what animals to avoid. Real life stories demonstrate how humans can survive on their own on the ocean"-- Provided by publisher.


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Out of My Shell Out of My Shell / Jenny Goebel

While still upset that her parents have separated and that her father will not be joining their family vacation in Florida, twelve-year-old Olivia must decide if she has the courage to fight when the local sea turtle population is endangered.


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Overboard Overboard / Terry Lynn Johnson ; with illustrations by Jovan Ukropina

Eleven-year-old Travis and twelve-year-old Stacey, separated from their families after being thrown into the Atlantic off the coast of Washington, battle hypothermia as they struggle to survive. Includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips.


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Planet Ocean Planet Ocean / Patricia Newman ; photographs by Annie Crawley

 "Travel beneath the waves and visit three distinct parts of the ocean to examine climate change, pollution, and sustainability. And find out what you can do to protect the health of the ocean!"-- Provided by publisher.


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Pup 681 Pup 681 / Jean Reidy ; illustrated by Ashley Crowley

"Washed ashore alone, a tiny sea otter pup needs help! Soon, a rescuer is there, to take her in and keep her warm and fed. The pup faces challenges in her new life without her sea otter family. But with the love and care of her rescuer, she flourishes in her new home"-- Provided by publisher.


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Rescue on Turtle Beach Rescue on Turtle Beach / Jen Marlin, Izzy Burton

After discovering Wind Rider, an abandoned magical sailboat, Max and Sofia arrive on a beach in Hawaii where, with new friend Laila, they rescue newly-hatched sea turtles. Includes facts about sea turtles.


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Robots in the Ocean Robots in the Ocean / Menna Landon

"Space is often referred to as the "final frontier," but in truth, humans know less about what lives in our own oceans than we do about the far reaches of space. High pressure and low light makes it dangerous for humans to explore the depths of the seas, which is why oceanographers have turned to robots in recent years. Vivid photographs and fascinating fact boxes give readers a glimpse into the world of ocean robotics, and engaging sidebars offer information about what we've learned from these amazing tools. A list of resources provides a starting point for more in-depth research"-- Provided by publisher.


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Sabrina Sue Loves the Sea Sabrina Sue Loves the Sea / written and illustrated by Priscilla Burris

 Little chicken Sabrina Sue lives on a farm but dreams of the sea, and despite the other farm animals telling her she is ridiculous and silly, she decides to set out on an adventure to finally see the ocean.


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The Science of Surfing The Science of Surfing / Kim Dwinell

Join best friends and surfers Sam and Jade as they explore the world of ocean science, from physics to marine biology to ecology to surfing lessons. Presented in comic book format.


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Sea Anemones Sea Anemones / Jody S. Rake

"Explores the life of the sea anemone and how it survives with no face, spine, or brain"-- Provided by publisher.


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The Sea Lion The Sea Lion / Cynthia Rylant ; illustrated by Preston McDaniels

"When a baby sea lion's mother leaves him at the lighthouse, the lighthouse family enjoys caring for him until she returns"-- Provided by publisher.


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Sea Otters Sea Otters / Megan Borgert-Spaniol ; consulting editor, Diane Craig, M.A./Reading Specialist

 With Sea Otters: Kelp Forest Keepers, kids will discover how sea otters influence their ecosystems. Young readers will learn where sea otters live and how they affect their environment, their role in the food web, and the dangers they face.


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Seal or Sea Lion? Seal or Sea Lion? / Kirsten Chang

Look at that sea lion swim! Or is that a seal? Seals and sea lions look similar. But there are many traits that make each of these animals unique! This title introduces young readers to the physical and behavioral differences between seals and sea lions. Simple text, vibrant photos, and a side-by-side comparison feature will help readers see the differences between these flippered friends!


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The Secret of the Magic Pearl The Secret of the Magic Pearl / Elisa Sabatinelli ; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno ; translated by Christopher Turner

When a greedy entrepreneur searching for a legendary pearl forces Hector's family to close their tourist expedition business in an Italian coastal town, Hector decides to thwart the man's plans and save the sea, his family, and his dream of becoming a deep-sea diver, just like his father.


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Secrets at Sea Secrets at Sea / Richard Peck ; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

In 1887, the social-climbing Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their awkward older daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous as they meet an array of titled humans despite their best efforts at remaining hidden.


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Shipwreck Reefs Shipwreck Reefs / Aimée Bissonette ; illustrated by Adèle Leyris

"When ships sink to the ocean floor, the ocean transforms them into artificial reefs. This new life begins with the growth of coral polyps and the arrival of small plankton, followed by schools of fish and hungry predators, until the ship is home to hundreds of sea creatures. It's a magical transformation from relic to reef that helps bring life back to struggling ocean ecosystems"-- Provided by publisher.


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Stella Díaz Never Gives Up Stella Díaz Never Gives Up / Angela Dominguez

"Stella gets a big surprise when her mom plans a trip to visit their family in Mexico! Stella loves marine animals, and she can't wait to see the ocean for the first time . . . until she arrives and learns that the sea and its life-forms are in danger due to pollution. Stella wants to save the ocean, but she knows she can't do it alone." 


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Stranded at Sea Stranded at Sea / Betsy Rathburn

 Would you survive 76 days alone at sea? Steve Callahan did. In 1982, he was set adrift on a small rubber raft in the raging ocean. This graphic nonfiction title for young readers follows his journey. Detailed illustrations and captivating dialogue highlight how he battled storms, animals, hunger, and thirst to become a true sea survivor. Actual quotes help tell the story in Steves own words, while a map and timeline trace his journey. Readers will learn what it takes to battle the sea and live to tell the tale!


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The Strangest Thing in the Sea The Strangest Thing in the Sea / written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

"The seas are filled with strangeness -- dancing feathers, goblin teeth, see-through heads -- but what is the strangest thing of all? Budding ocean explorers will delight in learning about 12 bizarre and little-known sea creatures, such as the goblin shark, hairy frogfish, vampire squid and more! Each animal will propose, then deny that it is the strangest thing in the sea, until finally the strangest thing of all is revealed." -- Provided by publisher


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Tara and the Towering Wave Tara and the Towering Wave / Cristina Oxtra

While vacationing in Thailand for the holidays, Tara and her mother are thrown into survival mode when a massive tsunami sweeps through Phuket.


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What Can You See at the Bottom of the Sea? What Can You See at the Bottom of the Sea?

The Mariana Trench is the deepest trench in the world. Discover where it is, how it was made and what can be found in its depths.

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Poudre River Public Library District
(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus