Cephalopod Books for kids

Discussion in 'Jana's Corner - Cephs for Kids' started by DWhatley, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Jana was always looking for books for Garrett as presents so anytime I found one for my grandchildren, I would pass on the name. Here is a list of the ones I found:

    Giant Squid by Candace Fleming
    (Ages 6 to 10. Kindle and hardback versions available)

    Review from Buffalo News
    Sept-opus and Septopus and the Secret of Captain Kidd's Cove
    Jyotin Goel (age 8 and up - Available in Kindle format)
    October the Octopus: A Huggable Concept Book About the Months of the Year
    Matthew Van Fleet 2014 (ages preschool)
    Animals of the Ocean: In Particular the Giant Squid Dr Doris Haggis-on-Whey, Benny Haggis-on-Whey 2006 (ages 9 and up)


    The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series) Sy Montgomery ages 10-14)
    Great author. Book incorporates photos and events during a research trip award-winning underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen and one of today's top cephalopods scientists, Jennifer Mather.


    IF AN OCTOPUS COULD TALK TO US Phil Lemley (teacher) Ages 2-18 Kindle only
    Amazon Description: A rhyming picture book involving hypothetical scenarios of octopuses living on land. If Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre were to write a book about octopuses, it would be this book. This book was designed so the reader can have an ongoing discussion about multiple subjects (Colors, Senses, Counting, Rhyming Words, etc.) as they work through the book. In between some of the rhyming pages you will find a "Fun Fact" page with information about octopuses. These pages also have the option to click a pop-up for extra information as well. Great for creative thinking yet still very informative!

    Thank You, Octopus Darren Farrell; illus. by the author Preschool 40 pp.
    Cowboy & Octopus, Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith, Viking, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2007 (DWhatley comment - I am not crazy about this one because of the too common and incorrect speaking language as well a losing the point it tries to make about friendships - more of a read to me book needing adlib by the reader). Picture book with roughly 10 words per page.

    The Vampire Squid, Claudia Gagliani 2014, Victoria Publications. Author is a 10 year old with an interest in the ocean. There is a short essay about the book and author here. About 12 words per page.

    The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna 2013
    Reviewed by Angie Schiavone
    Octopuses, Squids, and Cuttlefish (Animals in Order) by Trudi Strain Trueit 2003
    A science book for young readers (age 7 most mentioned age in comments). Explains animal kingdom classifications and where coleoides fit in the tree of life in simple terms with full color images of the subject animals.

    Oscar Octopus and the Fish Faces, Janet Allison Brown, Bright Sparks, 2000 (cute story of an octopus starting a band to keep unruley fish in order) about 20 words per page.

    OCTRINA the OCTOPUS is AWESOME, Mary Jean Pollard October 2013, self-published through Xlibris
    Read more about Mary Jean Pollard Returns with 'Octrina the Octopus is Awesome' - BWWBooksWorld by www.broadwayworld.com

    Vanamala and the Cephalopod by Shalini Srinivasan illustrated by Sebin Simon
    (age 8) Notes from the author, Shalini Srinivasan: Why Cephalopods are the Best
    An Octopus is Amazing, Patricia Lauber, HarperCollins, 1990 (Fact book for the young reader with about 30 words every other page with illustration on facing page. The everyday reader - including most adults - will learn many basic facts about the octopus from this little book. Good report reference, highly recommend).

    Welcome to the World of Octopuses, Diane Swanson, White Cap books, 2000 (elevated reading level over An Octopus is Amazing and styled with interesting side bars. Also a good reference for writing reports and contains additional information to the simple facts given in the book above).

    Octopuses, Squids, and Cuttlefish, Trudi Strain Trueit, Franklin Watts - Division of Scolastic Inc, 2002 (Introduces the relationship between cephalopods and presents a one page report on 7 species of octopuses, 6 species of squid and two species of cuttlefish. Includes a Words to Know glossery).

    Octopus and Squid, James C. Hunt, Monterey Bay Aquarium, 1996 (An introduction to octopuses and squid with mentions of nautilus and cuttlefishes, lots of great photos, high school level)

    Octopuses: Eight-Armed Wonders, Caitlind L. Alexander, 2011
    Octopuses: Eight-Armed Wonders: Educational Version Caitlind L. Alexander, 2011 (companion book for teachers)
    (An octopus is an animal that lives in the sea. It has eight arms, a head and a body. It also has blue blood, and it squirts ink! This book will introduce you to octopuses and tell you many interesting facts about them, including: What are the two ways to say more than one octopus? What color is an octopus’ blood? What does an octopus eat? Can octopuses change their color?)

    President Squid, Aaron Reynolds 2016 (K-3rd)
     
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    Great list D, thanks!! I went in and added links to Amazon (including the TONMO affiliate ID :octocash:) for every link except Oscar Octopus and the Fish Faces, which I couldn't find.
     
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    Educational Books for the General public

    Invertebrates From the Britannica Illustrated Science Library - This one is not yet listed on Amazon but is introduced on Google Books
     

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