Book Reviews

Aquatic Habitats & Stewardship

by Nadine Meyer

February 2010

Book Reviews Archive

Small Pond Cover 

In the Small, Small Pond, 1993, 1998

By Denise Flemming
Grades: PreK-2 ISBN: 0805022643

Using alliteration and simple images, this book looks at a pond through a child's eyes of discovery. This Caldecott Honor book using full-spread imagery to show nature's aquatic habitat above and below the water.

Available in hardcover & Paperback

Web Dragonfly Pond Cover 

The Web at Dragonfly Pond, 2006

by Brian "Fox" Ellis, Ill. by Michael S. Maydak
Grades: PreK-6 ISBN: 1584690798

Starting with fishing, a young boy learns how nature and humans are connected through the web of life. As the youth waits for a fish to strike his lure he observes the food-chain from plant to insect to fish to human. The story is engaging for read-aloud to K-3 students, and can be used as a supplemental reader for grades 3-6.

Available in hardcover and paperback.

Looking Glass Cover 

Through the Looking Glass . . . a field guide to aquatic plants, 1997

by Susan Borman, Robert Korth, and Jo Temte; Ill. by Carol Watkins
Grades: 7-12 and adults Reference ISBN: 093231032-x

This field guide presents easy to interpret scientific line-drawings of the common aquatic plants found in the upper mid-west. The guide is organized by vegetation type and easily searched by using the table of contents. The guide provides scientific descriptions to help identify aquatic plants to the species and gives habitat, life-cycle, and ecological information. An excellent desk reference and research guide.

Available in paperback, University of Wisconsin Extension Service