The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A scientific mystery by Sandra Markle


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The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frog by Sandra Markle
Possible Topics: Golden Frogs, Poisonous Frogs, Endangered Frogs, Endangered Species, Habitats.
Books
Author
Title/Publisher
Grade Levels
Comments
ISBN/Publication Date
Markle, Sandra
Slippery, Slimy Baby Frogs
Walker
2-3
Colorful photos and simple text explore how frogs grow.
978-0-8027-8062-1
2008
Aloian, Molly & Bobbie Kalman
Endangered Frogs
Crabtree
3-6
Explains how sensitive frogs are to change and their environments and why people to protect them.
978-0-7787-1918-2
2006
Hamilton, Garry
Frog Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife
Firefly Books
6
Complex text profiles the disappearance and endangerment of frogs around the world.
978-1-55297-596-1
2004
Bishop, Nic
Nic Bishop’s Frogs
Scholastic
2-5
Excellent pictures and text features make this book very accessible.
978-0-439-87755-8
2008
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw
Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs
Walker & Co.
2-4
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, reproduction, and habitat of frogs that live in the rain forest.
978-0-8027-7536-8
1999
Holdridge, Barbara
Ask Me If I Am a Frog
Stemmer House Publishers
2-3
Uses questions and explanatory text to compare the anatomy and habits of a frog with those of a child and discusses the habitats and life cycles of frogs.
978-0-88045-143-7
1998
(still in print)

Websites
Name of Site
Address
Grade Levels
Comments
Publisher/Creeator
Project Golden Frog
**http://www.projectgoldenfrog.org/**
3-6
Educational site advises how to prevent the spread of amphibian disease and current project to protect this Panamanian national treasure.
Project Golden Frog
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
**http://www.parcplace.org/publications/herp-articles/159-the-most-dangerous-animal-is-a-frog.html**
4-6
Article by Whit Gibbons: Most Dangerous Animal is a Frog discusses the Poison Dart Frog of South Africa.
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Amphibian Ark
**http://www.amphibianark.org/**
3-6
Informative website dedicated to keeping threatened amphibians afloat.
The AArk is a joint effort of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the IUCN SSCConservation Breeding Specialist Group, and the Amphibian Survival Alliance.
San Diego Zoo Animals
**http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/content/amphibians**
4-6
Discover facts about and see great close-up photos of the golden frog.
San Diego Zoo
Can Teach
**http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems59.html**
2-3
Songs and poems about frogs.
Canadian Website for Elementary Teachers