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Cone, Molly. 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: 0865059705.

Investigates some types of wetlands, including swamps, salt marshes, bogs, and flood plains; the many plants and animals that live in wetlands; and the threats to these ecosystems.

Lawlor, Elizabeth P., Pat Arche. Discover Nature in Water & Wetlands: Things to Know and  Things to Do  . (Discover Nature Series). Stackpole Books; 2000. ISBN:      0811727319.

Wetlands provide 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.

This utilitarian 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.

Examines wildlife 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)

Stille, Darlene 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).

National Wetlands Inventory , List of Publications http://wetlands.fws.gov/Pubs_Reports/publi.htm

Aquatic Project Wild. 1987. Western Regional Environmental Education Council. 240 pp.

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