If you are looking for an excellent, educational and true-to-life book to add to your child’s Kindle collection, this is a MUST BUY at only $2.99!! If you are an Amazon Prime member, you may also borrow this book for free. The author also occasionally places the book on Free Promo’s, about twice per month, so keep an eye out! The most recent one was Feb 11th and although I didn’t get the review up on time, I will happily update when I know it’s going to be free again.
Hawaiian Science and Nature Series author, Monika Mira is a former teacher and an award-winning textbook author who has a background in the biological sciences. That background is clearly demonstrated in this book. We are looking forward to reading her other books including an upcoming Coral Reefs book (can’t wait to see the imagery in this one). The pictures in Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtles are not illustrations, they are actual photos of actual Green Sea Turtles in their natural habitats. And, just SO beautiful to look at!
Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtles is recommended for middle school children ages 9-12. This book also provides links to FREE MARINE LIFE COLORING SHEETS. Don’t box yourself in with the recommended ages. My six and 11 year olds both loved the book equally and reading it sparked conversations about traveling to Hawaii to swim with the Green Sea Turtles and a real interest in them beyond the “cool” factor. Of course, my six year old LOVES documentaries and animal films like those seen on National Geographic. He actually prefers them to cartoons and other kids’ shows!
Did you know that relatives of sea turtles have been around since the age of the dinosaurs? Or that sea turtles were hunted to the brink of extinction before gaining protection under the Endangered Species Act? Explore the fascinating underwater world of Hawaii’s Green Sea Turtles in the Science and Nature Series for Young Readers. Kids of all ages will enjoy the beautiful photographs while learning how they can help protect these graceful and beloved animals.
The Science and Nature Series is written by a former teacher and an award-winning textbook author who has a background in the biological sciences. Each book provides a supplementary resource for units on Spiders, Fish, Coral Reefs, and Sea Turtles. Recommended for middle school children ages 9-12. Add them to your school or home school curriculum today.
Other Books by Mira (Haven’t had the pleasure to read these YET)
WHO LIVES IN THE SEA? OCEAN ANIMALS OF HAWAII ($10.99 for Paperback)
Award-winning author, Monika Mira brings you a repetitive rhyming story about ocean animals that encourages early reading skills and answers the burning questions that the inquisitive minds of young children tend to ask about the world around us. The rhythmic verse is accompanied by captivating collage illustrations that introduce children to sea creatures like whales, dolphins, sharks and starfish and introduces some more unusual animals like the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal and the Banded Coral Shrimp. Recommended for Ages 2-5.
SPIDERS, SCIENCE AND NATURE FOR YOUNG READERS ($2.99 Kindle Edition)
Did you know that spider silk is stronger than steel of the same thickness? Or that the venom from a Black Widow is more powerful a Rattle Snake’s? Did you know that the Kauai Cave Spider is blind and that it can only be found in a few caves on the Island of Kauai? Learn all about the mysterious world of SPIDERS in the Science and Nature Series for Young Readers.
FUN FISH FACTS for KIDS ($2.99 Kindle Edition)
Did you know that male seahorses give birth? Or that Parrotfish can make sand? Did you know that some fish are in danger of disappearing from our oceans forever? Discover the fascinating world of marine fishes and learn how you can help protect sea life in Fun Fish Facts for Kids, part of the Science and Nature Series for Young Readers.