Deborah A. Coulombe 1990
This book is designed specifically for teaching kids about the ecosystem in the ocean and along the shore. Each chapter has a True/False quiz at the end that we like to read out loud. This weekend we learned about Protoplankton and Nekton!
Kenneth L. Gosner 1999
Our old shell identification book included shells around the world and wasn't very helpful in identifying things that were specific to the New Jersey coastline. This Peterson Field Guide has been awesome. There are pages of colorful pictures and specific, scientific information. We've identified types of crabs, mini shrimp, and knotted wrack (a seaweed) that we've found along the beach and in the water.