It’s May 1st and that means a new topic for Nature Book Club. This month we are learning all about Amphibians and Reptiles. I wanted to make sure and round up some great non-fiction books for kids and thought that a variety of field guides might be helpful. I hope you join us this month a we learn all about different amphibians and reptiles through books, play and hands-on activities.
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Field Guides for Amphibians and Reptiles
About Amphibians: A Guide for Children – This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of amphibians.
In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what amphibians are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of amphibians, from frogs and toads to salamanders and more. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires readers to learn more.
Amphibians: A Question and Answer Book – Slimy salamanders? Bug-eyed frogs? What does the word “amphibian” mean to you? What do they eat? Where do they live? Get answers to all these questions and find out just what makes an amphibian an amphibian!
DK Eyewitness Books: Reptile – Get up close and personal and be an eyewitness to all kinds of reptiles from the start of life inside an egg to hunting skills and survival techniques with DK Eyewitness Books: Reptile. See snake anatomy from the skeleton to scaly skin; learn about the gripping feet of a lizard; discover the variety of shells found on turtles and tortoises; and stand a safe distance from crocodile jaws.
DKfindout! Reptiles and Amphibians – Discover wriggling reptiles, colorful chameleons, and slithering snakes in this children’s book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges—from the creators of DKfindout.com, DK’s free online resource for kids.
Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide – An introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars, and butterflies including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts.Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are suggested.
Learn to Draw Reptiles & Amphibians – This colorful book reveals a spectacular world of rare and exciting creatures with easy-to-follow illustrations for drawing 29 different species. And the book features fascinating facts about each subject–from iguanas and snakes to turtles and alligators–so kids can learn as they draw!
The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians – The most comprehensive field guide available to the reptiles and amphibians of North America–a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library–from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
National Geographic Kids Everything Reptiles: Snap Up All the Photos, Facts, and Fun – Scaly, slithery, toothy, or shelled, reptiles have been around for a long time. So it’s no wonder these cool, crazy critters have some pretty incredible looks and skills. Readers won’t stop until they’ve learned everything there is to know about reptiles in this bold, bright book, packed with photos, facts, and fun.
Reptiles Coloring Book For Kids! A Unique Collection Of Coloring Pages – A Coloring book for kids to have so much fun using. Children who love all types of reptiles can expect to find a wide variety of coloring pages inside this book to color on! With a lot of details to color, kids should have all of their favorite colored pencils and markers at hand and ready. They can find big and small reptiles inside this book.
Smart Kids: Reptiles and Amphibians – Ideal for helping children in elementary or first grade with school projects, this reference book is filled with full-color photographs and incredible facts about each animal, such as how big each creature is and their danger rating.
Smithsonian Handbooks: Reptiles and Amphibians – The most comprehensive and easy-to-use pocket guide to the reptiles and amphibians of the world, with beautiful color photographs and authoritative text from an expert herpetologist and a biology professor specializing in amphibians. Packed with over 600 color photographs of more than 400 species, this handbook is designed to enable you to recognize each species quickly and easily.
Snakes, Salamanders & Lizards (Take Along Guides) – An introduction to the world of snakes, salamanders, and lizards including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts.Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are suggested.
Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians – This fun, photo-filled, and fact-packed guide to reptiles and amphibians will make kids stop and look for all kinds of scaly and slimy creatures right in their own backyards. From turtles to geckos, red cornsnakes to toads, kids will learn how, where, and when to spot these animals all over the United States (and how to keep a safe distance when necessary). With tons of info and interactive prompts, it’s the perfect companion for backyards or field trips, camping or vacations. Durable and portable, it’s just right for your pocket or backpack!
What is an Amphibian? – Introduces various kinds of amphibians, describing their physiology, behavior, habitats, and life cycles.
Related blog posts that might interest you:
River Exploration and Frog Catching
Free Frog Life Cycle Resources
Link up your Amphibians and Reptiles nature study post during the Nature Book Club on May 20-31!
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