Each week during term time (except the first and last week) the team from Science Alive bring their Science Snippets sessions into our libraries. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week! There is a different theme for each session and this coming week from Monday 13 June it’s Turtle or Tortoise?
You are sure to learn all about the difference between turtles and tortoises. Here are some great nonfiction books that we have in the library if you want to learn more about turtles and tortoises:
- A Place for Turtles by Melissa Stewart
- Mission: Sea Turtle Rescue by Karen Romano Young
- Turtles by Kathryn Stevens
- Sea Turtles by Laura F. Marsh (eBook)
- Baby Sea Turtle by Aubrey Lang
- Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George
- Tortoises and Turtles by Graham Meadows
- Search the catalogue for Turtles – Children’s Nonfiction
- Search the catalogue for Tortoise – Children’s Nonfiction
Here are some stories about turtles and tortoises to read too:
- Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
- The Smallest Turtle by Lynley Dodd
- Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray
- Turtle and Me by Robie Harris
- Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry
- Journey of a Sea Turtle by Mark Wilson
- Search the catalogue for Turtles – Children’s Fiction
- Search the catalogue for Testudinidae — Children’s Fiction. (Testudinidae is the name of the tortoise family).
We also have some fantastic eResources with heaps of information about turtles and tortoises. Check these out:
- National Geographic Kids – searches for ‘turtle’ and ‘tortoise’ gives you some great information from the National Geographic Kids magazine as well as access to several eBooks about turtles and tortoises.
- Britannica Library Kids – searches for ‘turtle’ and ‘tortoise’ gives you information about each of these topics, with different levels of information for different ages.
- World Book Kids – a search for ‘turtle’ and ‘tortoise’ gives you some basic information about each of the topics, along with some suggestions for other topics you might like to look at for more information.
For more information about Science Alive’s Science Snippets check out Science Alive on our website.