Take a Dive in the Ocean


Ben Clanton is making the narwhal cool again (?).  The ocean holds a whole different world, check out these other books full of sea life.


Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!
By: April Sayre
From before the time she hatches until she returns to the same beach to lay eggs of her own, a sea turtle is helped to escape from danger many times by different human hands. Ages 5 to 8


Stella Star of the Sea Stella Star of the Sea
By: Marie-Louise Gay
Since her young brother Sam knows so little about the beach, Stella takes great care explaining things to him, but when the time comes for Sam to take a swim in the ocean, Stella wonders if he will be ready for his new experience.  Ages 3 to 8


Over in the Ocean Over in the Ocean
By: Marianne Berkes
To the tune of “Over in the Meadow”, the mother creatures of different species teach their children how to do what they do best on the coral reef.  Ages 2 to 8
On Kiki's Reef On Kiki’s Reef
By: Carol Malnor
A green sea turtle hatches and grows up in the ocean, then moves to shallower water near a coral reef where she spends most of the rest of her life. Includes supplementary information about turtles, coral reef creatures, maps, and activities.  Ages 4 to 9
Oceans Making Waves! Oceans
By: Dan Green
Uses cartoon-style characters and everyday situations to explain the different layers of the ocean, the plants and animals that live there, and how pollution is affecting the world’s oceans.  Ages 8 to 12



By: Seymour Simon

Explains how oceans influence climate, the relationship between the phases of the moon and tides, and the dangers of deadly tidal waves called tsunami.  Ages 5 to 9
Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea
By: Ben Clanton
Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.  Ages 6 to 9


I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
By: Kevin Sherry

A giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean–almost.  Ages 2 to 6
Flotsam Flotsam
By: David Wiesner

When a young boy discovers a camera on the beach and develops the film, he finds with his microscope many layers of pictures within the photographs.  Ages 4 to 8
Dear Fish Dear Fish
By: Chris Gall
One afternoon at the beach, a small boy puts an invitation to the fish to come for a visit in a bottle and throws it into the ocean, and the results are unprecedented.  Ages 3 to 8
Amos & Boris Amos & Boris
By: William Steig
Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation.  Ages 5 to 8

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