Story 3 - Episodes 5 & 6 - An Ocean Adventure

An Ocean Adventure

Join Lauren, the Reading Bug and many new friends to explore the ocean depths. The Reading Bug's magic book bag will take us all the way to Hawaii for this underwater adventure, and after putting on wetsuits, fins and helmets, we'll slip below the ocean's surface and explore the beautiful ocean life in and around the island's coral reef. Keep your eyes - and your imaginations - open, there's excitement, adventure (and a little bit of danger) around every turn!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

The Snail and the Whale Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142405802
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Published: Puffin Books - April 6th, 2006

When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend? Ages 3 to 7.

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101918265
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Published: Tundra Books - October 4th, 2016

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever -- even though it doesn't have any words...or pictures. Ages 5 to 8.

Flotsam Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618194575
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Published: Clarion Books - September 4th, 2006

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep. Ages 4 to 8.

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803731929
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Published: Dial Books - May 10th, 2007

When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he's way bigger than most of them Of course, there are bigger things lurking around . . . but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn't really care? Ages 4 to 8.

Pig Kahuna Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619631960
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - April 8th, 2014

Fergus and his little brother, Dink, love collecting the things that wash up on the beach, especially if it means that Fergus doesn't actually have to go in the water. Then one day, they spy the greatest treasure of all-an abandoned surfboard. When no one comes to claim it, they make it the star of their collection and name it "Dave." But when Dave accidentally (on purpose?) gets cast back into the ocean, can Fergus find the courage to rescue him? Ages 3 to 6.

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor Cover Image
By Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780590414319
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 1994

When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that's anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more! Ages 4 to 8.

Dolphins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780064462204
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Published: HarperCollins - June 21st, 2011

Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution. Ages 7+

Coral Reefs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061914966
Published: HarperCollins - April 23rd, 2013

Simon introduces elementary-school readers to the oceans' reefs through wonderful descriptions and stunning full-color photographs. He encourages appreciation of the ecology of coral reefs, explains why they are in danger, and suggests ways kids can help save the endangered reefs. Ages 5 to 10.

Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House (R) #9) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780679883388
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 29th, 1997

It's sink or swim for Jack and Annie when the Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner? Ages 5 to 8.

The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) Cover Image
By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374304027
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 5th, 2017

The Pout-Pout Fish teaches a bully shark about kindness and being a friend in this original picture book. Swim along as he discovers the strength of his community, and the power of his own voice. Ages 3 to 6.

Shark in the Park Cover Image
By Phil Roxbee Cox, Jenny Tyler (Editor), Stephen Cartwright (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780794515096
Published: Usborne Books - December 1st, 2006

Join Pup and his friends Sam Sheep, Jake the Snake and Big Pig as they discover a "shark in the park." Ages 5 to 7.

Froggy Goes to Hawaii Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142421192
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Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2012

The bestselling Froggy is back in another adventure This time he's off to sunny Hawaii, where his trip, of course, doesn't go quite as planned. From surfing and swimming to learning how to dance the hula, this lovable frog brings trouble wherever he goes. Ages 3 to 6.

Eight Dolphins Of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544932616
Published: Clarion Books - August 1st, 2017

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed a forty-foot tidal wave over the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi. The dolphin house was demolished, and its inhabitants swept from their tank into the Gulf of Mexico. After growing up in captivity, how could the eight bottlenose dolphins feed and protect themselves in the wild? (Ages 3 to 8)

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492642046
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - June 6th, 2017

Named a Best Children's Book of 2017 by Parents Magazine, this is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire - Shark Lady, Eugenie Clark. Eugenie fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium, but quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary--and they didn't think women should be scientists. Determined to prove them wrong, she devoted her life to learning about sharks, earning the nickname "Shark Lady." Through her accomplishments, she taught the world that sharks were to be admired rather than feared and that women can do anything they set their minds to.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426313684
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 8th, 2013

An adorable animal reference that includes the sea's high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. Ages 4 to 8.

Ocean: A Photicular Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761180517
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 7th, 2014

Ocean is like being on a dive. Using Photicular technology, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid visual experience. Open the book, and the reader is swept into the magic of an underwater world, face-to-face with a floating Yellow-Banded Sweetlips; with a glow-in-the-dark Deep-Sea Anglerfish; with a Sea Horse swaying in balletic motion; with a Sand Tiger Shark gliding along the ocean floor, its gaze haunting, its hook-toothed mouth gulping open and closed. Ages 7 to 11.

I Used to Be a Fish Cover Image
By Tom Sullivan, Tom Sullivan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062451989
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 11th, 2016

In I Used to be a Fish, a boy is inspired by a pet fish and fueled by imagination to tell a whimsical version of his own life story, which mirrors the process of human evolution. Children--and adults--will love the Seussian absurdity of this tale.The book features a timeline of life on earth and an author's note, which includes important facts about evolution. Ages 4 to 8.

8 Ways to Draw Fish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9789383145393
Published: Tara Books - May 16th, 2017

This unusual art activity book featuring fish introduces children to a variety of Indian art traditions. The fish is imagined and rendered in eight different folk and tribal styles. Through tracing, patterning and coloring the fish, the child can immerse herself in detailed exploration of styles -- or just have fun. Older children will begin to understand that art is as much about the imagination as it is about depiction. Ages 4 to 8.


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