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ANTARCTICA

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A Trip to the Bottom of the World With Mouse

A Trip to the Bottom of the World With Mouse


by Frank Viva

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Inspired by his journey to the Antarctic, Viva includes penguins and whales and fellow tourists and a dip in the thermal waters of Pendulum Cove in this brightly illustrated tale of adventure for ages four and up. (ANT379, $12.95)

Arctic and Antarctic Life Coloring Book

Arctic and Antarctic Life Coloring Book


by Ruth Soffer

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Big, easy-to-color drawings depict dozens of seals, penguins, birds and whales from both ends of the Earth in this delightful roundup. (ANT251, $4.99)

Race to the South Pole Coloring Book

Race to the South Pole Coloring Book


by Patricia J. Wynne

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Ross MacPhee (Race to the End) collaborated with illustrator Patricia Wynne for this historically accurate, thrilling account of Antarctic exploration in 30 ready-to-color illustrations. (ANT332, $3.99)

Shackleton's Journey

Shackleton's Journey


by William Grill

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 80 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

The exciting story of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's journey to the Antarctic, written for children and illustrated by award-winning artist William Grill in bright, cheery colored pencil drawings. (ANT395, $24.00)

Sophie Scott Goes South

Sophie Scott Goes South


by Alison Lester

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 40 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A delightful fictional expedition told through the voice of nine-year-old Sophie Scott aboard her father's icebreaker. Sophie's enthusiastic travel diary records her sightings in the natural world, from fantastically shaped icebergs to penguins, whales and the Southern Lights. (ANT391, $17.99)

Antarctic Expedition

Antarctic Expedition


by DK Publishing

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 128 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

An educational title in the DK Adventures series, filled with useful vocabulary and historical background on the intrepid explorers who trekked towards the South Pole. It answers questions like How do researchers survive in such cold weather? and What animals live there? Written for ages 8 to 12. (ANT408, $16.99)

Antarctica, The Heart of the World

Antarctica, The Heart of the World


by Coral Tulloch

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Parents and grandparents take note! Kids ages 10-12 will devour this illustrated primer on Antarctica, its wildlife, research and history. With hundreds of color photographs, profiles of Antarctic scientists, clever drawings and an excellent chapter on life at the Antarctic research stations. (ANT245, $17.95)

Eyewitness Arctic & Antarctic

Eyewitness Arctic & Antarctic


by Barbara Taylor | Geoff Brightling

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 72 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Young readers will enjoy this snazzy, illustrated survey of life and nature at high latitudes. (GEN187, $19.99)

Frozen Secrets, Antarctica Revealed

Frozen Secrets, Antarctica Revealed


by Sally M. Walker

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 104 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Lively, illustrated -- and with a focus on ongoing science -- this excellent book introduces the history, geology, climate and wildlife of Antarctica with depth for ages nine and up. Walker interviews dozens of leading researchers, showing the men and women (and there are many) at work in color photographs. (ANT338, $20.95)

Frozen Wild, How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth

Frozen Wild, How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth


by Jim Arnosky

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 30 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Perfect for family reading on a winter's night, or for independent learners, this thoughtful study shows how wild animals can survive harsh winters, the Arctic and Antarctic. Illustrated with beautiful artwork, with many pieces enlarged in fold-out pages. (ARC347, $14.95)

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins


by Florence Atwater | Richard Atwater

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 139 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

The comic adventure of Antarctic-obsessed Mr. Popper and his houseful of penguins, originally published in 1938. Though he always dreamed of exploring the polar regions -- and he keeps in touch with Admiral Drake -- Mr. Popper and his family never expected a penguin to appear on their doorstep. Geared for ages 8-to-10, this Newbery Honor book is also perfect to read aloud (or to entertain adults). (ANT134, $7.99)

Penguin's Way


by Leonard Weisgard | Johanna Johnston

  • LITERATURE
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

This classic children's book introduces emperor penguins to readers ages 7-8. A playful colony enjoys "fishing" each summer, but what will they do in the winter time?! How will their chicks survive?! (ANT423, $20.00)

South

South


by John MacKenna | Maurice Pierse | Ernest Shackleton

  • LITERATURE
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 64 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Part of the Real Reads series, this accessible text is an abridged retelling of Ernest Shackleton's classic exploration narrative South (ANT61). Designed for ages 10 to 13, but the text and engaging illustrations will appeal to even younger readers. (ANT430, $6.95)

The Endurance, Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antartica

The Endurance, Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antartica


by M.P. Robertson | Meredith Hooper

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 32 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Written for children ages 7 to 10, this true story introduces the extraordinary expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton who must lead 27 men to safety after their vessel Endurance is crushed in Antarctic ice. (ANT413, $16.95)

Trapped by the Ice, Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure

Trapped by the Ice, Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure


by Michael McCurdy

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 32 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

An illustrated retelling of the Endurance expedition geared for children. (ANT75, $9.99)

Shackleton, Antarctic Odyssey

Shackleton, Antarctic Odyssey


by Nick Bertozzi

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

This entertaining and dramatic graphic novel chronicles Ernest Shackleton's ambitious expedition into Antarctica, an astonishing feat that very nearly took his life and the lives of his fellow explorers. (ANT397, $16.99)

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, The True Story of the Endurance Expedition

Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, The True Story of the Endurance Expedition


by Jennifer Armstrong

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

Featuring 40 of expedition photographer Frank Hurley's stunning photographs, this book vividly retells the story of the Endurance for kids ages 12 and up. With many excerpts from expedition diaries. (ANT68, $12.99)

Penguins! The World's Coolest Birds

Penguins! The World's Coolest Birds


by Wayne Lynch

  • SCIENCE
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 80 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Written for ages 10 to 13, but fun for the whole family, this engaging overview contains updated science facts about the world's favorite bird. Lynch covers diet, territorial squabbles, new species of penguins and much more. (ANT427, $12.95)

 

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