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What Lives in a Shell?
Contributor(s): Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner (Author), Davie, Helen K. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0062381962     ISBN-13: 9780062381965
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Published: August 2015


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 Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating exploration of the many creatures that make a home in a shell.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features rich marine vocabulary and 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. Both text and artwork were expert-reviewed for accuracy.

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 and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science 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.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature - Zoology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals - Marine Life
Dewey: 591.4
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Series: Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science 1
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 9.8" W x 7.6" (0.25 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 41751
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Contributor Bio(s): Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner: -

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children. She has written several books in the Let's Read And Find Out Science series, including: WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC "Outstanding Science Trade Book" and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Best Children's Book" award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, a Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT'S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS "Best Children's Book"; HOW MOUNTAINS ARE MADE, an NSTA/CBC "Outstanding Science Trade Book," DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); and DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio "Best Book Award"

Kathleen was a children's book editor for over ten years before becoming a full-time writer. When she is not reading, researching, writing, or editing she loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing and curating fossils for her local natural history museums. She lives in Berkeley, CA.

Davie, Helen K.: - Helen K. Davie's lovely watercolors have appeared in many children's books, including What Lives in a Shell? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfield, and Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard G. Van Gelder. She lives in Templeton, CA.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995)
Published spring 1994. A simple introduction to crustaceans -- snails, turtles, crabs, sea-snails, clams, oysters, and scallops -- provides general explanations in a clear, informative text and attractive watercolors. The book invites children to observe the animals and collect the shells, concluding with, ""Whether the shells you find are big or small, plain or fancy -- remember, a shell is someone's home."" Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1994 September)
PreS-Gr 1-The diversity of shelters in the animal world-bird nests, ant tunnels, and the cave of a bear-is contrasted with the nature and function of the self-contained housing of snails, turtles, and some crustaceans and mollusks. The softly toned watercolor illustrations amplify the text and show children in different settings observing various shelled creatures. The transient nature of the hermit crab is described, as is the scallop's shell-snapping mode of mobility. Zoehfeld places less emphasis on scientific names but includes broader coverage than Douglas Florian's Discovering Seashells (Scribners, 1986). She has written an easy-to-read, introductory science title.-Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.
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