Nim's Island All School Book Club

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Nim's Island by Wendy Orr

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Research some topics from the book

Marine IguanasMarine iguanas – how are they different from other iguanas and lizards?Where do they live? Find out more about the Galapagos Islands. If they are only supposed to live on the Galapagos Islands, why might they also live on Nim’s Island?

Sea lionSea lions – how are sea lions different from dolphins? Find out more about sea mammals.
Sea TurtleSea turtles – how are they different from land turtles? Can they retract (pull in) their head and flippers? If not, can you guess why it wouldn’t be as useful for them as land turtles? How long do they live? How can we protect these endangered animals? Click here to find out.

Coconut pearls
– are they real? How many coconuts might you have to open to find one?

– what happens when a volcano erupts?
Where might you see a real volcano like the one on Nim’s Island?
How hot would it be inside?

Time zones
– why is it a different time of day for Alex and Nim, even if they are writing at exactly the same moment?

A few good sources to use...
National Geographic animals
Pebblego (login book123, book123)
World Wildlife


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