SubTopic: Amphibians

  The Frog Alphabet Book

by Jerry Pallotta

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Animals : Amphibians

Awesome toads, frogs, salamanders, newts or caecilians abound on each page of every letter of the alphabet in this beautifully illustrated book that introduces children to the world of amphibians, describing their range of sizes, shapes, colors and habitats. This informative book includes descriptions of the life cycle of frogs and of various amphibians found throughout the world -- the Crested Newt, Caecilians, the Fire-bellied Toad, the Poison-arrow Frog, the Japanese Giant Salamander as well as the extinct Ichtyostega, the first creature to have left the water millions of years ago.

        Grades: Preschool to 3rd

  National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Amphibians

by Brian Cassie

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Animals : Amphibians
Field Guides & Activity Books 

As with other field guides of this series, this National Audubon First Field Guide to Amphibians provides an excellent source for young naturalists to learn about amphibians. The guide includes a discussion of their senses, behavior, life cycle, reproduction, diet, motility, defense mechanisms and habitats as well as information about finding and identifying amphibians in the field. Brilliant detailed photographs provide a valuable source for classification of species. A glossary, reference section and resource section are also included.

        Grades: 3rd to 6th

  The Salamander Room

by Anne Mazer

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Animals : Amphibians

"A young child finds a salamander in the woods and wishes to take it home with him. By the time the boy has considered all the needs of the salamander, he has imagined importing bullfrogs and insects, birds, tall trees and vines, lifting the roof off his room so the sunlight and the rain can come in, and inviting salamander friends, so that the first will not get lonely. He consequently realizes that his bedroom is not an appropriate home for this creature. Soft, imaginative illustrations portray the natural features -- plants, insects, frogs, birds, and sunlight -- that the boy envisions in his bedroom." From Bringing the World Alive: A Bibliography of Nature Stories for Children, published by The Orion Society.

        Grades: Preschool to 3rd