A big difference between boats and ships is size…a boat can fit in a ship, but a ship won’t fit in a boat!

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The Missing Manatee by Cynthia DeFelice
While coping with his parents' separation, eleven-year-old Skeet spends most of spring break in his skiff on a Florida river, where he finds a manatee shot to death and begins looking for the killer.

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor
In Fayette, South Carolina, the highlight of Popeye's summer is learning vocabulary words with his grandmother until a motor home gets stuck nearby and Elvis, the oldest boy living inside, joins Popeye in finding the source of strange boats floating down the creek.

The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Fourth-grader Hank, while on a field trip aboard "The Pilgrim Spirit," tries to learn knot tying in his own unique way, which causes unforeseen problems.


Ships Up Close by Andra Serlin Abramson
Take an up-close look at ships on the water today--from ferries, to cargo ships to fishing vessels.

On The Sea by Steve Parker
Covers a wide selection of machines used on the sea, from submarines to sailboats, outlining how they work and what they are used for.

Ships : From Start to Finish by Ryan A. Smith
Come along for a tour through some of America's most interesting factories for a behind-the-scenes look at how familiar items are made.

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The big aircraft carrier [DVD]
Explore a floating city of 6000 people: the USS Nimitz, a U.S. aircraft carrier. Watch fighter jets take off and land, visit with the ship's captain, and much more.

The big submarine [DVD]
Explore a submarine, visiting the bridge, control, kitchens, torpedo room and more.

Go Boating!
Safety information from the National Safe Boating Council.