by Melissa Stewart
National Geographic
Children's Books, 2010
National Geographic Readers
Ages 6-9
ISBN 978-1-42630-652-5
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Dolphins Meteors  
Predator Face-Off Robots Snakes!
Ttitanic Water Wolverines
Series at a Glance
Everyone loves dolphins, and this book shows young readers why. They’re smart, playful creatures that are perfectly suited to life in a watery world. Melissa Stewart’s lively text will engage new and struggling readers, highlighting our favorite marine mammal’s physical features, behaviors, and lifestyle.
Honors and Awards
Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year
Research Notes
“When I visit kids at schools, they often ask me to write books about their favorite topics. I bet you won’t be surprised to hear that more students have requested a book about dolphins than any other topic, so I couldn’t believe my luck when my editor suggested the topic.“This book includes a lot of fun information about dolphin acrobatics. I was lucky enough to see many of their antics first hand while traveling in the Galapagos Islands. Every night, dolphins would ride in our boat’s wake. And during the day, we often saw them feeding close by. Remembering those experiences helped me bring the magic and mystery of dolphins to life for young readers.”


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