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IKE's LIST - For Kids

A complete source of boating, sailing and boat building links, videos and books for kids.

Last Updated  02/10/2015
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Many thanks to Sarah and all the kids in her reading group for their help putting this page together and their suggestions for books and links.

Ask your local public library or your school librarian if they have these books.
Children's Libraries:
(These a just a few picked at random.  There are many more. Search on children's libraries)

International Children's Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Machiwan Children's Library: h
ttp://library4kids.com/
African Children's Library: http://www.africanchildrenslibraries.org/
Children's Collections:  http://drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/libraries/childrens_collections.htm
Story Place: http://www.storyplace.org/
Kid Friendly Museums:

Penobscot Marine Museum: http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/#
Calvert Marine Museum: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum:  http://www.sbmm.org/
Bay Area Discovery Museum:  http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/
North Carolina Maritime Museum:http://www.ncmaritimemuseums.com/
Children's Museum Of Maine:  http://www.kitetails.org/index.html
Seattle Children's Museum:  http://www.thechildrensmuseum.org/

Non Fiction

Links on line

Boating Safety Sidekicks
Boating Safety Sidekicks http://www.boatingsidekicks.com/

Boat Safe For Kids http://boatsafe.com/kids/

Sinbad Of the Coast Guard: A book about a real Coast Guard dog who was on the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell during World War II.

 

Links about Sinbad: http://www.uscg.mil/history/faqs/sinbad.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinbad_%28dog%29
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1429029.Sinbad_of_
the_Coast_Guard
http://www.jacksjoint.com/sinbad2.htm



Simplicity Boats http://www.simplicityboats.com/pondskiffs.html


Reading Is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental http://www.rif.org/books-activities/tips-resources/by-topic/motivating-kids-to-read/

Free Book Notes
Reading Skills and Great Books for Kids http://www.freebooknotes.com/reading-skills-great-books-for-kids/


Famous Maritime Ships and Their Freight Cargo
http://www.sourceconsulting.com/famous-maritime-ships-and-their-freight-cargo

Books - Off line (Real Books)

The Motorboat Book

The Motorboat Book: Build & Launch 20 Jet Boats, Paddle-Wheelers, Electric Submarines & More(Science in Motion), Author: Ed Sobey

US Navy And Coast Guard Boats

US Navy Ships and Coast Guard Cutters, Naval Institute Press Books for Young Readers, by M. D. Van Orden and Arleigh A. Burke

Barcos De Rescate (Rescue Boats)
Barcos De Rescate (Rescue Boats)
in Spanish and English, Pebble Plus Bilingual,  by Lindeen and Carol K.(Jan 1, 2006)



Busy Boats (Amazing Machines)
Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
(Sep 15, 2005



Boat: Eyewitness Books,
Eric Kentley (June 1 2000)




How Boat Things Work: An Illustrated Guide by Charles Wing
(Aug 5, 2011)



Boats  (Picture Puffins)  by Anne Rockwell (Mar 1, 1993)



Boats
by Byron Barton



Boy's Book of Model Boats by Raymond F. Yates (Raymond
Francis) (Mar 24, 2011



Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Submarines, Sailboats, Dump Trucks, Locomotives, and Much More By Lee J. Ames (May 5, 1987)


Fiction

Links on line

Kids Coloring Page:  Color pictures of ships, working barges, row boats and more.  http://coloring-page.net/boats.html

The Adventures of Onyx. A  US Coast Guard dog

These stories are fiction but Onyx was a real dog. He was a Coast Guard mascot on the at Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Michigan http://adventuresofonyx.com/

Link to news about Onyx. http://www.stignacenews.com/news/
2014-0320/News/Coast_Guard_Mascot_Dog_Onyx_Receives_
Promotion_for.html

U. S Coast Guard Mascots: http://www.uscg.mil/history/uscghist/mascots.asp

U. S. Coast Guard Station St. Ignace. http://www.uscg.mil/d9/sectSaultSteMarie/staStIgnace/default.asp

Sargent Stubby: Dog of War (a true story)

America’s original dog of war fought bravely on the Western Front—then helped the nation forget the Great War’s terrible human toll.  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2014
/05/dogs_of_war_sergeant_stubby_the_u_s_army_s_original_and_
still_most_highly.html

To see more animals, dogs, cats and others (even a bear) who have served in the military and as police and service animals go to Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/petereikenberry/military-and-other-working-animals-and-mascots/

Books - Off Line  (Real Books)

The Wind in The Willows Kenneth Grahame.
"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING --absolutely nothing-- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

There are many editions of this book so the cover picture may be different than the one shown here.

Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe  The original survivor story! Stranded on an island alone.  One of the best books ever written.
There are many editions of this book so the cover picture may be different than the one shown here.

Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson.  Talk about adventure! This has everything, pirates, treasure, sailing ships, and a young boy is the hero of the story. Ahoy matey! Shiver me timbers!
There are many editions of this book so the cover picture may be different than the one shown here.


Gubby Builds A Boat


Gubby Builds A Boat: By Gary Kent, Illustrated by Kim La Fave.  The adventures of Gubby, a commercial salmon fisherman, who heads home to his village on the Sunshine Coast at the end of another long season. His beloved old boat, the is worn out and he commissions a Japanese-Canadian boat builder in historic Steveston to build him a new one. The story follows the stages of building a boat from selecting plans to preparing the wood to laying the keel to final finishing and launching. Age 6 to 10 reading level

Little Boat
Little Boat
By Thomas Docherty Koala Book Company 2008

Tom Swift And his Submarine Boat
Tom Swift And The Submarine Boat by Victor Appleton.  One of Tom Swift's many adventures.

Curious George

Curious George And the Boat Show, by H. A. Rey Another adventure of Curious George.

Toy Boat by Randall de Seve and Loren Long (Sep 20, 2007)  Also En Espanol Mi Barco

Fairy Boat (The Fairy Houses Series) by Tracy L. Kane (Sep 1, 2002)

The Abandoned Lighthouse by Albert Lamb and David McPhail.  What happens when a bear, a boy, and a dog get into a boat?

The Yeollow Yacht

The Yellow Yacht:  A To Z Mysteries by Ron Roy and John Steven Gurney (Mar 22, 2005).  the owners of a yacht are acting suspicious. There's a robbery on the island! Could there be a connection between the robbery and the mysterious yellow yacht? It's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to find out. 

Building Models

Origami (paper) Airplanes and Boats. 

Web site tells you how to make paper airplanes and boats. 
http://www.origami-kids.com/

Why Do Boats Float?


Why Ships Float

http://www.bolsovercruiseclub.com/cruise-infographics/why-do-ships-float/#.VXHGq0aGKeT

Buoyancy:  Archimedes Principle:

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/pbuoy.html
buoyancy

How to calculate buoyancy for a boat http://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Buoyancy
How Do Sails Work?






How Sailboats Sail http://www.boatsafe.com/kids/033199kidsques.htm
Videos/strong>

Little Boat from nelson boles on Vimeo.

Video Links for Kids

That Sinking Feeling. Why Boats Float.
by Children's Museum of Houston on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/28468671

What Are You Doing This Summer? (Water and Boats)

http://vimeo.com/11721458


Energy

The Energy Story (all about energy) http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/index.html

Science Kids: Electricity

Basic Electricity For Kids: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/electricity.html
Basic Electric Circuits
by Children's Museum of Houston on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/27262415  Simple Circuits

http://vimeo.com/27882764 Series Circuits

http://vimeo.com/28215527 Parallel Circuits

http://vimeo.com/27880394 Electrifying Science: Voltage.

http://vimeo.com/23691414 Get Your (Electric) Motors Running.


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