Scoot by Cathryn Falwell
Turtle Day by Douglas Florian
Scoot shows turtles and the other inhabitants of their environment, accompanied by catchy repetition and all kinds of descriptive animal movement words. Turtle Day shows how a turtle spends its day in its habitat. To enhance the science in these books, there is a list of Ten Turtle Facts here: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-lesson-plans/63926-teaching-about-turtles-for-preschool/
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray
Bring on the Birds by Susan Stockdale
The first book has a great Q and A section at the end conducted between a bird and the questioner, called “A Word with the Bird.”
The second book places birds into simple (and rhyming) categories, concluding with a who’s who of the birds pictured earlier in the book.
This would be a great opportunity to listen to bird calls online! Children might enjoy trying to imitate the sounds.
Where Should Turtle Be? by Susan Ring
Sort stuffed/plastic animals into “hatching” and “non-hatching”. Place hatching animals by plastic egg.