Seashells by the Seashore


Author: Marianne Berkes
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584694637
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Both classroom teachers and vacationing parents will find this little book to be a charmer. Counting from one to twelve, Sue picks up shells--periwinkle, kittens paw, scallop--and carefully adds them to her bucket as a gift for Grandma. She and her friend identify the shells, and when they discover one that still has the mollusk living inside they put it back in the water--learning that shells are actually the abandoned homes of sea animals--but sometimes the animal is still home! The paperback edition contains a tear-out shell identification card to enhance the hands-on lesson in simple wonders from nature.

She Sells Seashells

A Tongue Twister Story
Author: Grace Kim,Patricia Hammel
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
ISBN: 9780590265843
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Page: 48
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Peter Piper and Silly Sally visit Betty Botter, reciting well-known tongue twisters along the way.

The Fossil Hunter

Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World
Author: Shelley Emling
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230100978
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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At a time when women were excluded from science, a young girl made a discovery that marked the birth of paleontology and continues to feed the debate about evolution to this day. Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore." She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and eventually the scientific world. Once news of the fossils reached the halls of academia, it became impossible to ignore the truth. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, laid out in his On the Origin of Species. Darwin drew on Mary's fossilized creatures as irrefutable evidence that life in the past was nothing like life in the present. A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl, with dirt under her fingernails and not a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Dickens himself said of Mary: "The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it." Here at last, Shelley Emling returns Mary Anning, of whom Stephen J. Gould remarked, is "probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology," to her deserved place in history.

Next Time You See a Seashell


Author: Emily Rachel Morgan
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 1936959739
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 31
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This book tells the amazing story behind seashells: how they are made by mollusks, used for protection and camouflage, and full of clues about all theyOCOve been through. Inspired by Next Time You See a Seashell, young readers will find these intricate objects even more fascinating when they discover their origins in slimy, snaily creatures. Awaken a sense of wonder in a child with these books and inspire elementary-age children to experience the enchantment of everyday phenomena such as seashells and sunsets."

She Sells Sea Shells

World Class Tongue Twisters
Author: Seymour Chwast
Publisher: Applesauce Press
ISBN: 9781604330090
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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It won’t only be the words that get readers tongue-tied—these wacky, witty, and wonderful illustrations by Seymour Chwast will have everyone speechless with delight! Chwast, the artist and co-founder of the infamous Pushpin Studios, had an enormous influence on design and illustration everywhere. Now, he brings his unique perspective to 25 of the most entertaining tongue-twisters ever—some familiar and others less so. He’s created vibrant, original work that constantly surprises and amuses, whether it’s his Heidi-like maiden with a small figure skiing down her dress in “My Swiss miss misses Mississippi” or his “merry moose from Manitoba” happily “wearing moccasins from Minnetonka.” No one will be able to resist the challenge of trying to wrap his or her tongue around such twisters as “Giddy gladiators grow gladiolas” and “If Shep chews shoes what shoes will he choose?” Attractively packaged, and with a debossed cover, this is Chwast’s first original book in years. It’s sure to become a favorite in every family’s library, whether to stimulate some fun verbal stumbles or just to pour over with pleasure.

Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars


Author: Christiane Kump Tibbitts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439543979
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 47
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Explores the world of seashells, crabs, sea stars, sand dollars, and other things to be discovered at the seashore.

Seashell Patterns Coloring Book


Author: Jessica Mazurkiewicz,Coloring Books,Sea Life
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048647559X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This unusual coloring book features many common and exotic seashells. They're interwoven with images of gulls, starfish, seahorses, crabs, and other marine creatures in 30 full-page illustrations of fanciful patterns.

Remarkable Creatures

A Novel
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101152451
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.

The Seashore Book


Author: Charlotte Zolotow
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1632895994
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A summer classic by two masters, reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences. Wendell Minor’s elegant artwork and Charlotte Zolotow’s simple, evocative prose brings a day at the beach vividly to life as a boy and his mother imagine what it would be like to spend a day at the seashore.

Collecting Seashells by the Seashore

Poetry and Essays
Author: Christine O'Neil Harrison
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493147455
Category: Poetry
Page: 83
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Those idyllic years on the cape; those childhood days that shaped and formed and left such wistful memories of a bygone era of what could have been, but perhaps never was. For the mind can play such tricks as it ages, becoming a selective as a thief, stealing the good and leaving the rest . But even the fragments left behind can change and shine just as bright, expanding into that empty space that childhood once occupied. How best then does one recover what's lost, but to put pen to paper as Christine O'Neil Harrison has done in her new book, Collecting Seashells by the Seashore.

The Book of Shells

A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells
Author: M. G. Harasewych,Fabio Moretzsohn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022617705X
Category: Science
Page: 656
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Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? Or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth (and toes) on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel Island. Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. But most of us are not familiar with the biological origin of shells, their role in explaining evolutionary history, and the incredible variety of forms in which they come. Shells are the external skeletons of mollusks, an ancient and diverse phylum of invertebrates that are in the earliest fossil record of multicellular life over 500 million years ago. There are over 100,000 kinds of recorded mollusks, and some estimate that there are over amillion more that have yet to be discovered. Some breathe air, others live in fresh water, but most live in the ocean. They range in size from a grain of sand to a beach ball and in weight from a few grams to several hundred pounds. And in this lavishly illustrated volume, they finally get their full due. The Book of Shells offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing mollusk shells, each chosen to convey the range of shapes and sizes that occur across a range of species. Each shell is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the shell’s range, distribution, abundance, habitat, and operculum—the piece that protects the mollusk when it’s in the shell. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each shell and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Matchless Cone, for instance, or Conus cedonulli, was one of the rarest shells collected during the eighteenth century. So much so, in fact, that a specimen in 1796 was sold for more than six times as much as a painting by Vermeer at the same auction. But since the advent of scuba diving, this shell has become far more accessible to collectors—though not without certain risks. Some species of Conus produce venom that has caused more than thirty known human deaths. The Zebra Nerite, the Heart Cockle, the Indian Babylon, the Junonia, the Atlantic Thorny Oyster—shells from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to the ocean’s deepest recesses, are all on display in this definitive work.

Seashells

Treasures from the Northeast Coast
Author: Joanne Roach-Evans
Publisher: Islandport PressInc
ISBN: 9781934031797
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Let the treasure hunt begin! As any visitor to the beach knows, all sorts of treasures ca be found if you look. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide helps young beachcombers find and identify shells of animals commonly found in the Northeast from Maine’s rocky coast to the sandy shores of Cape Cod and Long Island.

What Lives in a Shell?


Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062446991
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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What makes a shell like a house? A house is a home for you, a nest is a home for a bird, and a cave is a home for a bear. But for some animals a shell is a home. Snails and turtles and crabs and clams all have shells that act as their homes and protect them from harm. In this book you'll learn all about these and other crustaceous creatures, for whom a shell is just the right sort of home.

The Burgess Seashore Book for Children


Author: Thornton W. Burgess
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611757X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Danny Meadow Mouse, Jimmy Skunk, and Reddy Fox explore the Atlantic shoreline and learn about habits and habitats of many creatures — from horseshoe crabs to sea cucumbers. 48 illustrations.

It's a Seashell Day


Author: Dianne Ochiltree
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781609055301
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A skill-building companion to It's a Firefly Night combines evocative rhymes with beach images in the story of a mother and son's shared day of exploration, digging and counting seashells.

Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)


Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433555530
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” —from the Introduction The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker


Author: E. D. Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619631407
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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From acclaimed author E. D. Baker comes the first book in a new series that casts beloved fairy tale characters in a whole new light.

The Shell Book


Author: Barbara Hirsch Lember
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395720303
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Describes a wide variety of shells, including the lion's paw, giant Atlantic cockle, and Katherine's chiton.