Secrets of the Saltmarsh

December 2023
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    5th December 2023
  • ISBN 9781486317141
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 9.84" x 9.84"
  • Images colored illus throughout

You will find me where land meets sea …

Saltmarshes are full of energy and life. They provide food and shelter for migratory birds as well as microscopic plants and animals. They also protect our coastlines. Most of all, saltmarshes are places of discovery and wonder.

With lyrical text and captivating illustrations, Secrets of the Saltmarsh offers a close-up look at the fascinating world of saltmarsh wetlands.

Reading level varies from child to child, but we recommend this book for ages 5–9.


  • Explores the wonders of saltmarsh wetlands found across Australia.
  • Describes the water cycle, tides, life cycles, plants, animals and migratory birds found in saltmarshes.
  • Highlights the importance of this habitat for coastline conservation.

Claire Saxby

Claire Saxby is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry for young people.

Alicia Rogerson

Alicia Rogerson is an artist and illustrator who spends her days painting and dreaming. She is also the illustrator of One Potoroo.

wetlands; water cycle; ecology; migratory birds