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The Coral Kingdom


A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council.

From brightly colored corals to shimmering shoals of fish, the diversity of life on a coral reef is celebrated in this visually stunning picture book with a strong ecological message about the need to protect this most precious of environments. Through gentle rhyme and intricately etched artwork, it explores the life cycle, diversity and color of the coral reef ecosystem, as well as the threats the reef faces and what we can do to save it. With each page packed full of delightful sea creatures to discover and enjoy, this is a lyrical and engaging way to learn about the life cycle of a coral reef.

By Laura Knowles, Illustrated by Jennie Webber. Published by Words and Pictures, 2018. 32 pages, hardcover.