Children's LiteratureIf there were such a thing as a buffet table of scientific facts, this is it. Nonfiction-loving readers often appreciate a book of facts that they can dip into at any page or read from cover to cover. This colorful and lively book begins with Internet links. Each set of two pages is a new subject: salty seas, ocean life, life along the shore, coral reefs, life in the deep ocean, ocean birds, mammals and giants, and so on, concluding with sea myths and legends. An extensive glossary and index are at the back of the book. This is a child-friendly volume, including the small size and affordable price. It would be a fine book for tucking into a backpack, or to fend off restlessness during a long car trip or waiting room visit. 2002, Usborne Publishing, Ages 10 to 15.