Wisconsin Water Library

Fish Tales

The exciting new Fish-o-pedia Packs available through the Wisconsin Water Library provide hands-on learning about Great Lakes fish. The fish tales for kids listed below are an excellent companion.

H is for Hook: A Fishing Alphabet
By Judy Young. Chelsea, Mich.: Sleeping Bear Press, 2008.
From A to Z all that is fishing is explained in this illustrated picture book using poetry and prose. Topics include angler, catch and release, fly-fishing, tackle and more.

Fish Facts
By Geoff Swinney. Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, 2011.
Did you know that sharks can "see" with electricity or that icefish have blood like antifreeze? This book provides a wealth of information on many forms of aquatic life.

That’s Papa’s Way
By Kate Banks. N.Y.: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009.
When a father and child go fishing together, each does certain things his own way, and both have a wonderful day.

A Different Pond
By Bao Phi. North Mankato, Minn.: Picture Window Books, 2017.
As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

Ugly Fish
By Kara LaReau. Orlando, Fl.: Harcourt, 2006.
At first Ugly Fish likes being alone in his tank so much that he eats any fish that tries to share it, but when he becomes lonely, he devises a better plan.

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Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just email askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.





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