The In - Between World of Wetlands.
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books for Children.
1996. ISBN: 0871564807.
Describes the damp
environment of wetlands, the useful purposes they serve, and the plants
and animals that inhabit them. Includes beautiful photos. Juvenile
Gibbons, Gail. Marshes
and Swamps. Holiday
House; 1999. ISBN: 0823415155.
In this excellent
introduction to the delicate world of ecosystems, Gibbons describes
the symbiotic relationships between plants and animals with just the
right amount of detail for young readers. The differences and similarities
between marshes and swamps are discussed and the evolution of the
wetlands is explained in simple terms. Watercolor paintings done in
muted, natural tones teem with creatures, labeled and shown in their
natural habitats. After decrying the destruction of these important
wetlands that upsets the delicate balance of nature, Gibbons then
describes methods currently being used to protect and preserve them.
A map of swamps and marshes in North American and a fact sheet on
wetlands are included. Good easy-to-read nonfiction. AKit Vaughan,
J. B. Watkins Elementary School, Midlothian, VA Copyright 1998 Reed
Business Information, Inc. -- Ages 4-8,Grade1-3.
Hirschi, R., Erwin
Bauer, Peggy Bauer. Save Our Wetlands.
(Audubon One Earth Books) Bantam Dell
Pub Group; 1994. ASIN: 0385311974. (4th - 8th grade).
Holmes, A., David
Neuhaus. I Can Save the Earth: A Kid's
Handbook for Keeping Earth Healthy
and Green. New York, NY : Julian Messner, c1993. ISBN: 0-67174-545-X.
A positive, participatory
guide. Advising children not to sit back and cry about ecological
conditions on Earth or to think that wishing will bring about change,
Holmes offers myriad suggestions for result-bringing activities and
tactics that are within the reach of most youngsters. Experiments
and tests show the results of action or inaction. Statistics are plentiful,
but are presented in a clear, simple manner. Pen-and-ink cartoon sketches
with green washes (what else?) add information and appeal. A thorough
bibliography of current children's books, a lengthy glossary, and
a useful index complement this very worthwhile volume. --Eva Elisabeth
Von Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY Grade 4-6
Kalman, B, Amanda
Bishop. What are Wetlands?
Crabtree Publishing Company; 2002. ISBN:
types of wetlands, including swamps, salt marshes, bogs, and flood plains;
the many plants and animals that live in wetlands; and the threats to
P., Pat Arche. Discover Nature in Water
& Wetlands: Things to Know and Things
to Do . (Discover Nature Series). Stackpole
Books; 2000. ISBN: 0811727319.
perfect arenas for nature study. Discover Nature in Water and Wetlands
explores the properties, processes, and phases of water and the plant
and animal life associated with it, from trees, cattails, and ferns
to dragonflies, salamanders, turtles, and beavers. With just a few essentials,
such as a field notebook, hand lens, and bug box, readers will find
both straightforward information and all kinds of activities to uncover
the fascinating, diverse ecosystem that surrounds our ponds, swamps,
and other watery places. Young Adult.
Liptak, K. 1991.
Saving our Wetlands and Their Wildlife.
Watts. Turtleback Books Distributed by
Demco Media; 1992. ASIN: 0606055789.
look at America's wetlands gives an overview of all the reasons these
endangered habitats should be preserved. Detailed lists of birds, animals,
and plants found in a variety of types of wet areas are provided. In
addition, there is a brief glossary and many words are defined within
the text itself. Liptak discusses the many reasons for the loss of these
areas. Illustrated with full-color photographs and with easy-to-read
print, this is an attractive if not exciting book. --Eva Elisabeth Von
Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information,
Inc. Grade 4-6--
Mattson, M.T. 1993.
The Scholastic Environmental Atlas of the
United States. Scholastic Books.
With more than 80
maps, hundreds of color photographs, and thousands of statistics, the
Scholastic Atlas of the World will enrich a child's knowledge of geography.
Each topographical map clearly locates important cities, mountains,
deserts, and bodies of water, indicating border countries and national
capitals. The culture and geography of each country are explored through
thoughtful essays and beautiful full-color photographs. (4th - 8th grade)
Patent, D.H., William
Munoz. Places of Refuge: Our National Wildlife
Refuge System , Clarion
Books; 1992. ASIN: 0899198465.
refuges in Georgia, North Dakota, Texas, Alaska, and California, and
focuses on the methods used at the centers to maintain a natural balance
with the environment. "Clearly written, organized, and illustrated,
it is the first book for children on a vital ecology issue." -- School
Library Journal (4th - 8th grade)
Slattery, B. E.,
Alan S. Kesselheim. WOW! The Wonders of
Wetlands, an educator's guide. 1991. Environmental
Concern, Inc., St. Michaels, MD.
WOW!: The Wonders
Of Wetlands is an acclaimed, comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum
guide for educators of grade levels K-12. The latest edition, co-published
by Environmental Concern and The Watercourse (Bozeman, MT), includes
more than 50 fun and effective learning-activities for both indoor and
outdoor use. These activities focus on the three definitive wetland
parameters: water, soil, and plants; there are animal-oriented exercises
as well. Equally important, the user is given extensive background information
on wetlands and a glossary of terms, either within, or cross-referenced
with, the activities. The 330 page guide also contains some basic ideas
for wetland enhancement, restoration, and construction, and a listing
of other educational wetland resources.
Staub, F.J. America's
Wetlands: A Carolrhoda Earth Watch Book
. Lerner Pub Group. 1995. ISBN:0876148275.
The author turns
his attention and camera to the topical subject of America's wetlands.
He presents detailed descriptions of the types of fresh- and saltwater
wetlands in the United States, along with an examination of the many
species of plant and animal life that can be found in them. An essential
part of the earth's biosphere, wetlands have received increased public
attention in recent years. Staub concludes by discussing the crucial
need for wetland creation and preservation. (4th-8th grade)
R. Wetlands (True Books-Ecosystems)
Children's Press (CT); 2000. ISBN: 0516267914.
Stone, L.M. 1983.
Marshes and Swamps.
Children's Press. (New True Book) 1983. ASIN: 0516016814
Describes the plants
and animals that live in wetlands such as swamps, marshes, and bogs,
and emphasizes the importance of wetlands to the earth's ecology. (preschool
- 3rd grade)
Hare, T. Wild
Lands for Wildlife.
National Geographic Society. 1991.(4th- 8th grade).
Wetlands Inventory , List of Publications http://wetlands.fws.gov/Pubs_Reports/publi.htm
Project Wild. 1987. Western Regional Environmental Education
Council. 240 pp.
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