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Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids | Ages 7 to 10 Years

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Filled with beautiful photography and engaging text, Explore the Salish Sea inspires children to explore the unique marine ecosystem that encompasses the coastal waters from Seattle's Puget Sound up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Georgia Strait of British Columbia.

Discover the Salish Sea and learn about its vibrant ecosystem in this engaging non-fiction narrative that inspires outdoor exploration. Filled with full-color photography, this book covers wildlife habitats, geodiversity, intertidal and subtidal sea life, and highlights what is unique to this Pacific Northwest ecosystem. 


  • Written by Joseph K. Gaydos and Audrey DeLella Benedict
  • Published by Little Bigfoot, 2018
  • Ages 7 - 10 years
  • Hardcover

Praise For Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids

"A cross between a picture book and a chapter book, this captivating guide packed with colorful photos will keep readers occupied in the car for hours on a road trip and ensure they’re ready to explore upon arrival."--Hakai Magazine

"If there is an award for the most beautiful book of the year, a new natural history of the Salish Sea must surely be in the running."--Encyclopedia of Puget Sound

"If you have any young beachcombers in your party, consider “Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide For Kids,” a lavishly illustrated new book by scientists Joseph Gaydos, of Orcas Island, and Audrey DeLella Benedict, of Colorado."--The Spokesman-Review

"A jellyfish, luminous and mysterious, floats through dark water. A gull looks like it’s trying to talk with its mouth full of a starfish. And a sea lion swims straight toward the camera, its eyes big and soulful. Explore the Salish Sea, a new nature guide for kids, is a lavishly illustrated exploration of the waters that connect Washington and British Columbia."--Seattle Times

"This picture book is bursting with colour photos of the marine life that makes up this vibrant Pacific Northwest ecosystem." --Where Vancouver Magazine

Explore the Salish Sea: A Nature Guide for Kids is so rich with compelling, engaging photos of things that swim, wriggle, and grow beneath the water’s surface" --Bellingham Alive

"A great title to promote curiosity in the unseen magnificence of the Pacific Northwest. Highly recommended for all libraries."--South Sound Book Review Council

"This lovely treasure is a book meant to be shared with friends and family. There will be plenty of oohs and aahs over the facts and pictures revealed on every page."--Wendy Kendall, Edmond Ne