Spring '20

Looking Into the Ocean

From the Set Looking at Layers

Explore the ocean's layers from the sunny surface zone to the pitch-black trenches. Learn about the abundant life around coral reefs, how different species adapted to their environment, and why life on the ocean floor depends on the layers above. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$28.50 $19.95
$28.50 $19.95
  • The Ocean Has Layers
  • The Surface Zone
  • The Twilight Zone
  • The Deep Ocean
  • Fast Facts
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 551.46
Lexile 660
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level R
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503835153, 9781503837218
Copyright 2020, 2020
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from Children's Bookwatch on May 1, 2020

‘Looking at Layers’ is a new eight volume set of science books ($159.60 S&L) for young readers ages 7-10. This outstanding set is comprised of: Looking Inside Earth; Looking Inside The Human Body; Looking Into Caves; Looking Into Soil; Looking Into The Grand Canyon; Looking Into The Atmosphere; Looking Into The Ocean; Looking Into The Rain Forest. Each 24 page volume features a table of contents, captioned illustrations, sidebars, a glossary, a fast facts section, sources for further research, and thematically appropriate web sites. Highly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community Library Science collections for young readers, it should be noted that each volume is also readily available individually ($19.95 each).

A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

As readers would expect, each title in this series features diagrams to show the various layers being discussed. Images of rock formations in the Grand Canyon or plants and animals from the layers of the rain forest add more details to the descriptions. Looking Inside the Human Body relies heavily on artistic illustrations of the various body systems, rather than the more captivating photos found in the rest of the series. All the titles work through the layers in a logical order that makes the text easy to follow (starting at the ocean surface and working down, or at ground level and working up through the atmosphere). A ‘Fast Facts’ section at the end of each title provides a synopsis of the main details for quick reference or review. Sidebars highlight related topics such as deep ocean vents or soil sciences. VERDICT A good purchase to update related topics.

Author: Martha London

Martha London loves writing books for young readers. Martha lives in Minnesota and has one cat, named Zee.