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Gone Swimming

Created by Catherine Zang
  • Details about Maisy Learns to Swim

    Maisy Learns to Swim

    by Lucy Cousins

    Maisy ventures into the water in a story sure to make a splash with young children who are learning to swim. Today Maisy is going swimming for the first time, and she is a little nervous. Good thing Eddie and Tallulah are coming, too. Eddie is a natural, but Maisy and Tallulah get into the pool slowly -- ooh, it's freezing! But soon they are kicking and floating and even blowing bubbles with the rest. Whether water-shy or raring to go, young readers will find much to relate to as Maisy experienc……more

  • Details about Just Keep Swimming

    Just Keep Swimming

    by Melissa Lagonegro; illustrated by Atelier Philippe Harchy

    Nemo joins the school swim team, but he is a little worried that his bad little fin will slow him down. When Dory encourages him to just keep swimming, Nemo learns that he can do anything he puts his mind and fin to. Can Nemo win the first-place prize in his swim meet? Find out in this Step 1, featuring characters from the hit film, Finding Nemo .…more

  • Details about The Little Sailboat

    The Little Sailboat

    by Losi Lenski

    Mr. Small is a sailor in this maritime adventure! Captain Small and his dog Tinker sail and fish together. When a storm comes, Captain Small heads for the safety of the shore. A comforting, nostalgic story full of information about sailing.…more

  • Details about Gaspard at the Seashore

    Gaspard at the Seashore

    ny Anne Gutman ; illustrated by Georg Hallensleben

    Gaspard is off to summer camp to learn how to windsurf. There's just one problem--he doesn't know how to swim! After some lessons in the pool and a little help from his rubber float, Gaspard is ready to become a swimming champion.…more

  • Details about Froggy Learns To Swim

    Froggy Learns To Swim

    by Jonathan London; illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

    Everyone knows that frogs are great swimmers--everyone, that is, except Froggy, who's afraid of the water. Froggy's mother knows how to cure that--a little instruction, a lot of patience and soon even Froggy can master the simplest of strokes, the frog kick. Watercolor, gouache and colored-pencil illustrations.…more

  • Details about Explore Water!

    Explore Water!

    by Anita Yasuda; illustrated by Bryan Stone

    Drip-Drop-Splash! Water is essential to all forms of life. Explore Water! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments, captures a child's imagination with an intriguing look at the world of water.Combining hands-on activities with history and science, kids will have fun learning about the water cycle, water resources, drinking water and sanitation, water pollution and conservation, water use, water folklore and festivals, and the latest in water technology. Entertaining illustrations and fascinat……more

  • Details about Water Can Be--

    Water Can Be--

    by Laura Purdie Salas ; illustrations by Violeta Dabija

    Water can be a...thirst quencher, kid drencher, cloud fluffer, fire snuffer. Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.…more

  • Details about Water


    by Ellen Lawrence ; consultants: Suzy Gazlay, MA, Recipient, Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, Kimberly Brenneman, PhD, National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

    We see and use it every day, but what exactly is water, and what are its properties? In this title, students will get the opportunity to conduct experiments that show how water can be a liquid, a gas, or a solid. Kids will also get the chance to investigate questions such as "What floats in water?" and "What dissolves in water?" Using everyday items that kids can easily find around the house, students will turn into scientists as they carry out step-by-step experiments to answer interesting ques……more

  • Details about Mister Seahorse

    Mister Seahorse

    by Eric Carle

    When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets some other underwater fathers caring for their babies: Mr. Tilapia, who carries his babies in his mouth; Mr. Kurtus, who keeps his on his head; and Mr. Catfish, who is baby-sitting his young hatchlings. Eric Carle has done it again, with astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the very young to th……more

  • Details about Down By The Cool of The Pool

    Down By The Cool of The Pool

    by Tony Mitton; illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

    From the creators of Giraffes Can't Dance, Down By the Cool of the Pool is a sure-fire hit with fun, rhyming text, and zany illustrations. There's flipping and flopping, splishing and splashing, wiggling and waggling down by the cool of the pool. Frog, Duck, Horse, Pig, and the rest of the gang dance and sing their way through this wacky, watery wonderful story told with a catchy rhyming text and bold, vibrant illustrations. The fun is positively infectious, and you just may find yourself dancin……more

  • Details about Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip

    Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip

    by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Brian Biggs

    It's a hot summer day, and Brownie and Pearl are off to take a dip in their small blue pool. They grab their bathing suits, their beach ball, and their super-chic sunglasses and get ready to soak. But when--oops --Pearl takes a surprise spill into the water, will Brownie be able to revive her pal's sopping-wet spirits? Complete with lemonade and sunbathing, this is the most refreshing Brownie & Pearl story yet…more

  • Details about Maisy's Pool

    Maisy's Pool

    by Lucy Cousins

    These charming storybooks depict favorite episodes from Maisy's popular TV show. Each book contains a familiar, everyday adventure: riding the bus, taking a bath, dressing up, or taking a dip in the pool. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.…more

  • Details about Help! I Can't Swin!

    Help! I Can't Swin!

    by Cindy Leaney ; illustrated by Peter Wilks

    Matt And His Friends Head For The Park And Find Themselves Helping Rescue A Boy Who Cannot Swim.…more