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SalmonThe Life Cycle of a Salmon

Bobbie Kalman
Crabtree Publishing Company (2006)

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0778707059

A simple and well organized book explaining the five stages of salmon growth. Beautiful water photography and easy to understand text makes this book a wonderful addition to any science library or for the curious reader. This book looks into the lives of a variety of salmon species and outlines all aspects of their lives.

Discovering Salmon

swimming upstreamNancy Field
Dog-Eared Publications (1984)

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0941042057

The salmon as seen from habitats, life cycles, legends, and the challenges of their environment. A view of all aspects of this interesting and unique species.

Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought it Back to Life

salmonMolly Cone
Sierra Club Books for Children (2001)

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0871564890

The true story of a group of children who made a difference. The fifth graders at Jackson Elementary School from Everett, Washington worked to clean up Pigeon Creek and make it a place where the salmon would return. Full color photographs journal the progress from the dirty, trash filled creek the children originally found to the return of salmon ready to spawn. The proof that kids can make a difference.

Salmon Boy: A Legend of the Sechelt People
(Legends of the Sechelt Nation)

Donna Joe
Nightwood Publishing (2001)

Ages4-8 ISBN: 0889711662

Native art fishThe Sechelt Indian Band lives along the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. This is a legend written by a Sechelt member that teaches all about the life cycle of the salmon and the environmental impacts upon salmon.

Fish (Eyewitness Video)

DK Children Studios (1999)

Ages 8-12
ASIN: 075662827X

A video look at all varieties of the fish world. Learn more about how they live, eat, reproduce, and survive predators. Discover what science can learn from them and what they have found out. Find out about the strange creatures of the deep that swim upside down, male fish that give birth, and the dangerous and fascinating.

Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game

Thanks to Idaho Fish and Game and Project WILD for all of their help and information.

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Written permission was granted to use this material for educational purposes.

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