Ocean Books
Learn more about the ocean with these fun books!
In My Ocean Sara Gillingham

is a fun book with younger children. My toddler really loves the puppet! The artwork is textured, bright and fun.

The Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson

We are big fans of Julia Donaldson and my 4-year-old loves making me read her books multiples times a day! This one is no exception. The story-line is beautiful with friendship, adventure and problem-solving. The rhymes make it fun to read and the art is colorful with lots of details.

Mister Seahorse Eric Carle

Who does not like Eric Carle's books?! This another great read with gorgeous, colorful illustrations and it talks about sea-dads who carry their eggs.

Ocean Britta Teckentrup

showcases lots of magnificent ocean life. The drawings are simple and beautiful and my boys love the peek through pages.

First Big Book of the Ocean National Geographic

With stunning photographs, it is the best for young children to learn about the ocean.

Ocean Anatomy Julia Rothman

Although they are often used in home schools, I like Julia Rothman's books just for myself! The illustrations are hand drawn and beautiful and the books are very informative.

If I were a Whale Shelley Gill

is another great read for toddlers. The books introduces us to a lot of different whale species in a fun, easy to read rhyming way, with very vivid illustrations.

The Big Book of the Blue Yuval Zommer

is a great book to learn about ocean animals. Each double page is dedicated to one species with lots of fascinating facts.

Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister

by Marcus Pfister is a classic and shares a message of modesty.

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor Joanna Cole

is full of information about the ocean. My 6-year-old loves all the Magic School Bus books but definitely better for children 5 and up.

Sea Turtles Gail Gibbons

is part of Gail Gibbons huge collection of nature books. Great for learning more about turtles.

What lives in a Shell? Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

is perfect for preschoolers who have an interest in shells.

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