Volume 2 2011

Wisconsin's Water Library

Hop on over and read about frogs!

Frogs are a favorite water-related topic in Wisconsin’s Water Library. The Great Lakes are home to 10 varieties of frogs. They can range in size from half an inch (the tiny Blanchard’s cricket frog) all the way up to a mighty eight inches (the bullfrog). Sometimes they are green; sometimes they are brown. And they are always fun to read about!

Face to Face With Frogs
By Mark Moffett. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2010.
Scientist and photographer Mark Moffett invites readers into the world’s rain forests to meet dozens of fascinating frogs. During this journey, he lets you in on what’s amazing about each kind of frog. And he adds tips about how to study frogs and how to help them, as well as lots of fun, froggy facts.

Frogs and Toads
By Steve Grenard. Hoboken, NJ.: Howell Book House, 2008.
The authoritative information and advice you need to have frogs and toads as pets—including easy-to-care for breeds and intriguing, exotic varieties.

Frogs, Toads, and Tree Frogs: Everything About Selection, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Behavior
By R.D. Bartlett and Patricia Bartlett. Hauppauge, NY.: Barron’s, 2007.
Terrarium keepers will find advice from two of the country’s leading experts on amphibians, their housing, care, feeding and breeding in this helpful title.

The Frog Scientist
By Pamela S. Turner. Boston, MA.: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009.
Tyrone Hayes works to discover the effects pesticides have on frogs and, in turn, us.

Wisconsin Frogs: Places to Hear Frogs and Toads Near Our Urban Areas
By Randy M. Korb, Patricia Warrick, and Bethany Matula. Green Bay, Wi.: Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society, 2001.
Produced with the aid of the Northeast Wisconsin Audubon Society, this guidebook and accompanying CD helps non-herpetologists identify the calls of Wisconsin species of true frogs, tree frogs and true toads.

Please visit the Water Library at aqua.wisc.edu/waterlibrary for more information. Anyone in Wisconsin can borrow these books. Just e-mail askwater@aqua.wisc.edu.

The Aquatic Sciences Center is the administrative home of the
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute & University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute.

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