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At the Beach picture book HC242

Are you planning a trip to Mauao, or a beach trip with your class?  This informative non fiction picture book is an excellent introduction to the natural history of the New Zealand seashore. The book covers three familiar habitats— the sandy beach, rockpools and mudflats. Many of the plants and animals that play a part in these rich ecosystems are shown, and readers are directed to pages dedicated to detailed coverage of:

  • crabs
  • sea stars, kina and sea anemones
  • shellfish
  • seaweeds, sponges and sandhoppers
  • fish, jellyfish & shrimps
  • birds

Date published: 2012

Authors: Ned Barraud and Gillian Candler

subject area: Science, Languages, Taonga, 

subject themes: Tauranga Moana, Mauao, beach, shells

handling collection number: HC242

Why not borrow our collection of Aotearoa New Zealand shells to share with your class to complement this book.

Show your class these historic images of Mauao on the Tauranga Heritage Collection website


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