Summer is just around the corner and the promise of long days filled with picnics, swimming and trips to the seaside lie ahead. But really anytime is the perfect time to plan in some seaside themed unit studies, nature studies or to fill your morning basket with ocean-related reading books for the little ones. The Coral Kingdom is perfect for just such a time.
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The Coral Kingdom
Disclosure: I received one copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I have not been paid for my review. All opinions are my own.
From shimmering shoals of fish to the vivid colors of the oceans coral gardens, this book celebrates the coral reef. Beautiful illustrations take the young reader on an underwater adventure, introducing them to the wonders of our planet’s hidden treasures.
Written in gentle rhyme and with intricate illustrations, we explore the diverse creatures and plants that make-up this ecosystem. With each turn of the page, we are introduced to ‘sea stars, mantas, garden eels and more. We meet turtles swimming over a sunken boat that has been swallowed up by the coral and creatures of this watery world.
As we near the end of our coral reef story, we learn about the threat of the warming seas and how we can help ‘lend a hand’ in protecting this ocean treasure. The young reader is called to action to ensure that this natural wonder is not lost on our watch.
This delightful book, written by Laura Knowles and illustrated by Jennie Webber, would make a great addition to your home library and I highly recommend adding this title to your summer reading list.
Resources for Learning About the Coral Reef
- Ocean Anatomy Notebook
- Ocean Life Printable Art & Flashcards
- Coral Reef Lapbook
- Printable & Colorable Coral
- Printable & Colorable Coral Kingdom Fish
- How to Grow Your Own Coral Science Experiment
- Printable Ocean Play-Doh Mat
- Giant Sea Creatures – On Ocean Animals Unit
- Coral Reef Animals and Plants Printable Worksheet
Coral Reefs for Kids – Learn about the 3 types of coral reefs Fringe, Barrier and Atoll
Great Barrier Reef Virtual Field Trip – Take a virtual field trip to Australia’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
Exploring the Coral Reef – Learn about the amazing creatures that inhabit the coral reefs and how to protect them! We’ll see sharks and sea turtles, parrotfish, eels, octopus, clownfish, anemone and more in this fun, kid-friendly adventure full of facts about the coral reef.
More Coral Reef Books
- Coral Reefs by Gail Gibbons
- Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder
- National Geographic Readers: Coral Reefs
- Where the Ocean Meets the Sand – Discover All The Exciting Things You Can See & Do On a Beach
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