Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

Paperback Coming Spring 2021

About Marine Mammals

A Guide for Children

Part of About…

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

A thoughtful first glimpse into the world of marine mammals―from the small, playful sea otter to the gigantic blue whale.

With beautifully detailed illustrations, About Marine Mammals tells children what is essential for understanding and appreciating marine mammals. An afterword, which includes a glossary and recommended books and websites, provides further detail for children and their parents about a wide variety of marine mammals.

Former teacher Cathryn Sill and noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, use clear, informative text and illustrations to explain to children what marine mammals are, what they do, and how they live.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-906-3
Publication Date: 8/1/2016
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
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Format: Paperback
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-288-8
Publication Date: 2/1/2021
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English

AR Level: 2.4
F&P:  GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: AD550L
Themes: Marine Mammal Behavior, Marine Mammal Characteristics, Marine Mammal Habitats
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
BISAC 3: JNF003150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life


“A lovely study of more than a dozen aquatic mammals, all captured in wildlife illustrator John Sill’s handsome watercolors.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This broad introduction to marine mammals covers major characteristics, using illustrations rendered in soft hues to captivate readers… A serviceable addition for young children interested in ocean wildlife.” ―School Library Journal

About Marine Mammals supports science learning by sharing essential information for understanding and appreciating marine mammals and is a perfect book to support early readers who are in love with the ocean and want to know more about the mammals that live there.” ―NSTA Recommends

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“Dependable fare for budding naturalists.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A solid nonfiction treat for budding naturalists.” ―Booklist

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Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association / Children’s Book Council, 2017

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Meet the Author

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 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.