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About Habitats: Seashores Cover Art
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Teacher’s Guide

About Habitats: Seashores

Part of About Habitats

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of Seashores and showcases their remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide variety of seashore topography. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about seashores to inspire readers to learn more.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-968-1
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 520L
Themes: Animals, Ecosystems, Zoology
BISAC 1: JNF037070 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
BISAC 2: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 3: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General


“Another excellent edition… The beautifully designed layout and succinct text combine with the backmatter to offer very accessible nonfiction reading for the very young as well as early grade students.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“With reliable information and attractive illustrations, this volume is a useful addition to a series celebrating its tenth year.” ―Booklist

“Useful for introductory units on marine and earth science.” ―School Library Journal


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2018

North Carolina Author Awards (AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature, Nominee) ―North Carolina Literary & Historical Association, 2018

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

John Sill

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.