Humpback Whale Migration
From the Set Animal Migrations
Explains how humpback whales live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists threats humpback whales may face on their migration.
- Humpback Whales
- Migration Map
- Wonderful Whales
- Summer In The Arctic
- The Calving Grounds
- A Long Swim
- Why Migrate?
- Finding Their Way
- Hunting Humpbacks
- New Dangers
- Types Of Migration
- Further Information
A noteworthy review of Animal Migrations from Library Media Connection on October 1, 2012
Each tile in the series has just the right balance between text and illustrations. The photographs of each animal are amazing and enhance the text in a delightful way, while maps enrich student understanding. Each title includes information about migration routes, life as a migrator, kinds of migration, breeding and nesting, journeys, and threats to species. Some of the photographs contain an insert that provides interesting facts about the title animal. Each title is packed with information, but is written in an intriguing way that grabs readers’ interest. These are captivating resources and school librarians will definitely want to add this to their collection. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index.
A noteworthy review of Animal Migrations from School Library Journal on April 1, 2012
Whether traveling up and down a mountain (Dall sheep) or flying from one end of the Earth to the other (Arctic tern), animals migrate for a variety of reasons across land, sea, and air. As readers follow the journeys of many different critters, they learn about their physical characteristics, habitats, and life cycles. They also discover facts about species’ threats from pollution, climate change, and habitat loss, as well as efforts to help them. Color photos, some full spread, illustrate every title. In each volume, a migration map aids in visualizing the animals’ routes and a website hosted by the publisher connects readers with additional research links. Because each book stands alone, libraries with limited budgets might consider purchasing individual titles to supplement or update existing collections. Taken together the volumes provide a good overview.
A noteworthy review of Animal Migrations from Children's Bookwatch on March 1, 2012
A premier publisher of non-fiction books for young readers and immanently suitable for both school and community library collections, The Child’s World edition of ‘Animal Migrations’ is a twelve volume series showcasing twelve different animals whose life cycle includes traveling over enormous distances. This outstanding series of 32 page, full-color photographically illustrated, reinforced library bound titles include Arctic Tern Migration; Buffalo Migration; Caribou Migration; Dall Sheep Migration; Golden Eagle Migration; Green Sea Turtle Migration; Humpback Whale Migration; Monarch Butterfly Migration; Salmon Migration; wildebeest Migration; and Zebra Migration. Each volume is enhanced with its own table of contents, informative sidebars, detailed migration maps, a glossary, comprehensive index, and internet resources for further study of the featured animal. Specially and deftly written at a third grade reading level and a first through fifth grade interest level, the ‘Animal Migration’ series is available individually (List $28.50 / Library $19.95), but the highest recommendation is for school and community libraries to acquire the complete twelve volume set (List $342.00 / Library $239.40).