Alaska Sea Grant

Bibliography and Resources

Plants and Animals of Seas and Rivers

Print Resources
Books Needed for Unit:
Berkes, Marianne. Seashells by the Seashore. Dawn Publications, 2002.

Creature Features, Rigby Press.

Pallota, Jerry. The Ocean Alphabet Book. Charlesbridge Publishing, Watertown, MA. 1986.

Raffi. Everything Grows. Rounder Books, 2004.

Raffi. Everything Grows. (album). Rounder, 1996.

Silver, Donald M. and Patricia Wynne. One Small Square: Backyard. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Silver, Donald M. and Patricia Wynne. One Small Square: Seashore. McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Related books:
Baldwin, Robert F., and Dyen, Don. This Is the Sea That Feeds Us. Dawn Publications, 1998.

Fowler, Allan. Life in a Tide Pool (Rookie Read-About Science). Children’s Press, 1997.

Helman, Andrea, and Wolfe, Art. O is for Orca: An Alphabet Book. Sasquatch Books, 2003.

Hunter, Anne. What's in the Tide Pool? Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Pallotta, Jerry. The Ocean Alphabet Book. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1989.

Pallotta, Jerry. The Underwater Alphabet Book. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1991.

Schaefer, Lola. Sea Urchins. Heinemann, 2003.

Schaefer, Lola. Hermit Crabs. Heinemann, 2002.

Schaefer, Lola. Sea Anemones. Heinemann, 2003.

Schaefer, Lola. Jellyfish. Heinemann, 2002.

Schaefer, Lola. Octopuses. Capstone Press, 2000.

Schaefer, Lola. Barnacles. Heinemann, 2002.

Schaefer, Lola. Starfish. Children’s Press, 2005.

Detailed information about common Alaska marine invertebrates (pdf)

Detailed information about common freshwater invertebrates, amphibians, and mammals (pdf)


One Inch Square Project

Masterbug theatre – insect metamorphosis

Freshwater insect and larval stages photos

Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 2005. Alaska Subsistence Fisheries 2003 Annual Report. Division of Subsistence. Juneau.

Alaska’s Subsistence Fisheries

AK Dept. of fish and Game Division of Subsistence

Curriculum Resources:

SeaAlaska Heritage Institute Curriculum

Cornell, Joseph. Sharing Nature with Children. California, Dawn Publications, 1998.
Ideas for focus games or initial nature walks.


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