We have an amazing aquarium in town and my girls always love going. Before we go, I pull out some of our favorite ocean books to get them even more excited about our fun outing. There are SO many books about the ocean that it can be a little overwhelming finding the perfect fit for you. Here are 12 of our favorite ocean books.
Over in an Ocean: In the Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes
Learn about sea dwelling creatures through a lively and colorful spin on the Old Meadow counting rhyme.
Commotion in the Ocean: Giles Andrae
Explore the lives of creatures that live in and around the ocean through this book of fun poems and rhymes.
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
Join a little boy as he describes his adventures into the deep blue sea.
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Join a giant blue squid as he travels through the ocean in this fun, colorful, and charming book.
What Lives in a Shell? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
A fascinating and beautifully illustrated exploration of different shell dwelling creatures.
Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Come along with Little Fish to meet a variety of his friends on a delightful undersea tour.
Squid and Octopus by Tao Nyeu
A sweet and delightfully silly collection of stories about best friends, Squid and Octopus.
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean by Catherine D. Hughes
A beautiful, fact-filled dive into the ocean, where kids can learn more about their favorite ocean dwelling animals as well as be are introduced to some lesser known ones.
I’ll Follow the Moon by Stephanie Lisa Tara
Join a baby sea turtle as it hatches and tries to find its mother on a moonlit beach in this beautifully illustrated and tranquil story.
An Ocean of Animals by Janine Scott
A look below the surface shows a whole new world, teeming with life!
A Swim through the Sea by Kristin Joy Pratt
A classic alphabetical introduction to the marine habitat.
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Join Hermit Crab in this classic tale as he seeks his perfect home and experiences change in the process.
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