"A splendid introduction to an extraordinary spectacle." Kirkus, starred review

"...charming picture book...A particularly strong addition for Eastern seaboard locations, as well as for collections across the country." School Library Journal, starred review

"...sure to delight the young reader..." NSTA Recommends

"...an engaging choice for very young seashore scientists." Booklist



  • Cook Prize Honor--Bank Street Center for Children's Literature, 2016

  • Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, Outstanding Merit, 2016

  • AAAS/Subaru SB &F Excellence in Science Writing Prize Finalist, 2016

  • Outstanding Science Trade Book--National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council List, 2016

  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s best-of-the-year Choices List, 2016

  • International Literacy Association's Best Science Books of the Year List, 2016

  • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award list, 2016-2017

  • Delaware Literacy Association's Delaware Diamond List, 2016-2017


High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs

by Lisa Kahn Schnell, illustrated by Alan Marks

Ages 3-7. Charlesbridge, 2015


Here come the horseshoe crabs!

Each spring, millions of horseshoe crabs lurch onto the shores of Delaware Bay. In the moist sand they mate and lay their eggs.

Here come the birds!

Drawn by the horseshoe crab eggs, thousands of migrating shore birds descend upon the bay. They are exhausted and very, very hungry.

Here come the people!

Curious about the commotion, people arrive from all over the globe. For a few short weeks, they are part of one of the most extraordinary events in the animal world.

Come join the frenzy!

Look for High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs at your local library, and wherever books are sold.

ISBN 1580896049, 9781580896047