Welcome to the Seashore

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

In this book, readers will explore a seashore habitat and discover how tide pool animals rely on each other for survival.

This title cleverly takes young readers on a mini safari through a tide pool making connections between the living things that call it home. For example: “As fish and other animals feed on seaweed, crabs use the seaweed as a place to hide from predatory seabirds. As barnacles feed on plankton, dog whelks go hunting for barnacles. And after an oystercatcher eats a dog whelk, a hermit crab that’s grown too big for its shell, moves into the empty dog whelk shell!”

• Packed with curriculum science information
• See microscopic tide pool plankton up close
• Discover how seaweed is essential to seashore life
• Learn about the food, homes, and life cycles of seashore animals
• Controlled vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure
• Beautiful, labelled photographs throughout
• Close photo/text match

• Includes a seashore food web diagram

Filled with facts about the natural world, this title is perfect for students studying habitats, animal and plant life cycles, and ecosystems.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051100, JNF037070, JNF003150
Dewey 577
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 850
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180166
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents


  • Booklist Top 10 Nonfiction Series, Winner, 2017


School Library Journal

“Excellent introductions to how ecosystems functions.”—School Library Journal

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.