Here's a great link for teachers/homeschooling parents: the EPA's Wetlands Reading List Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Their booklist is comprehensive and excellent. I love that they include chapter books that take place in relevant settings, such as Swamp Foxby Robert Duncan Bass (high school level).
After the simple list of books, a description of the book in more detail follows, for example:
- SWAMP FOX, Robert Duncan Bass. Henry Holt and Company, New York; 1959; 275 p.; grades 9 to 12; NF
Summary: Historic account of Francis Marion's activities during Revolutionary War when he retained eastern South Carolina from the British and later, with Nathaniel Greene, drove the British from South Carolina. Historic documentation includes many swamp experiences.
Comment: The swamp provided a good hiding place for the resourceful Swamp Fox and his troops. Descriptions of swamps abound throughout the text, painting a picture in the reader's eyes of real wetlands. The author, Robert Duncan Bass, describes Little Peedee Swamp as:
"...giant cypress trees rearing their fronds into the sky, their knees protruding from the black loam and their limbs draped with streaming Spanish moss. From all around came the sour, pleasant smell of decaying vegetation and mucky soil."