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Ocean books for kids are the perfect way to learn about one of the most amazing parts of our world, and it’s a great way for children who aren’t near an ocean to bring it alive to them. If you are looking for even more great books, see our full list of best preschool books.
There is just something so enchanting about the ocean that makes it one of the best preschool themes that children love and want to do year after year. Whether you’re studying the ocean, seashells, the beach, sharks, fish, or anything else, these read-aloud ocean books are a perfect way to explore the big ocean blue in circle time or to have in your science center.
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Summer fun is just around the corner! What better way to kick off the warm weather than with a great ocean book list? I hope these titles having you dreaming of hot summer days, toes in the sand, and the cool breeze!
A colorful rhyming text that will draw in young readers with a new ocean creature on each page! Learn about dolphins, swordfish, jellyfish, and blue whales. Read on about the deep sea and barnacles too! This book allows for your reader to flip right to the animal page(s) they are most interested in and enjoy the ride! A great book to teach about new ocean animals and build young vocabulary.
This sing-along/read-along will have your child bouncing along and learning about many ocean creatures! The unique illustrations are made first with clay, then photographed so the pictures have a 3D feel throughout the story. The predictable text allows for your child to chime along and count along with the ocean animals hiding in the reef. A visually stunning book with a catchy tune!
Readers will delight in the unique clear/see-thru pages in this book that show the hidden creatures hiding behind the rocks and sea grass. Eric Carle’s classic storytelling comes to life with this vivid look at how ocean fathers care for their eggs and babies. With every turn of the page, we meet a new ocean character and learn about how the father helps the mother nurture them. This book will lead to new learning and questions and foster curiosity about ocean life!
This giant squid has discovered his massive size! He compares himself to many ocean creatures and he always turns out on top, until he finds himself face-to-face with a blue whale! He decides to turn his misfortune into a positive moment that brings humor and fun to the simple text. An easy-to-retell ocean story that will have your little reader grabbing it off the shelf and enjoying it anytime!This classic ocean story shares the message of sharing, giving, and being thoughtful of others and their feelings. Unlike the other fish in the sea, Rainbow Fish has special shiny silver scales. The other fish wanted to play with him but Rainbow Fish was proud. The other fish wanted a beautiful scale too, but Rainbow Fish didn’t want to share his special scales. He decided to talk to the octopus, who helped him realize that sharing is a beautiful gift that made him feel happy and delighted. A great read for young students about how sharing fills your heart with happiness and joy.
The realistic illustrations make this ocean book so enjoyable while bringing all five senses to life. Pam Munoz Ryan takes you on a trip to the beach and uses each sense to experience all the amazing glory that the beach has to offer. This playful poem will have even the youngest readers begging for a day at the beach! This is a great read for focusing on our five senses and how different experiences involve our different senses. A perfect sensory activity to go along with it would our ocean-themed sensory bin that feels just like beach sand!
Hermit Crab seeks the perfect home and learns about change and adapting along the way! This classic Eric Carle story follows Hermit Crab on his adventure to find a home that fits just right. He meets beautiful ocean creatures along his journey and invites them to make his new home even more lovely. Hermit Crab has such a friendly disposition and is a great character to utilize as a role model. We individually make the world a more beautiful place and Hermit Crab believes just that!
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Poor Pout-Pout fish! His days are glum and dreary and he never smiles. The other ocean animals try to cheer him up, but he is convinced that sad is just who he is. “I’m a Pout-Pout Fish, with a pout-pout face, and I spread the dreary-wearies all over the place!” Until he meets a new fish who gives him a simple kiss and turns his frown upside down.
This story has so many great lessons for kids and outlines how the power of positive thinking can turn a situation around!
In this cheeky retelling of The Three Little Pigs, three fish must make their homes big and strong to protect them from the Big Bad Shark! One fish builds his home of seaweed, one builds with sand, and one makes his home in an old sunken ship! Who will outsmart the shark? This bright and colorful, fun-filled ocean read-aloud will delight little ones who already know the infamous Big Bad Wolf story.This classic Raffi song comes alive with beautiful illustrations and simple song lyrics. It’s a must-have for any Raffi music lover and is such a peaceful story about a baby Beluga whale as the day comes to an end. It’s the perfect snuggle up and relax whale story for the end of day wind-down time. Read along while listening to the song!A precious beach book of the adventures of baby sea turtles and their journey to the water’s edge. We follow baby turtle hatchlings as they follow the moon as they seek their mamas. “I’m coming Mama, I’ll see you soon. I know just how… I’ll follow the moon.” The song of the turtle is so sweet and rhythmic while ensuring us that this turtle makes it safely to his mama. This book celebrates a family and each book purchase saves a turtle via EggRescue which helps relocate turtles to a safe nest to help ensure they make it to the water’s edge and follow the moon.
We hope your children or class love these ocean books as much as we do! And here are some more ideas if you’re doing an ocean theme:
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By K. Snyder
There are thousands of books about the ocean out there but we’ve assembled a few of our favorites. These books are a mix of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction that all pay tribute to the beauty, mystery, and power of the oceans to capture our imaginations and fascination.
In no particular order:
1) Log From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
A stirring tale of travel and discovery, this John Steinbeck novel is considered his best non-fiction work. Detailing a research expedition the author took with a biologist friend in the Gulf of California, this book tells stories of broken motors, rare specimens, and friendship as Steinbeck and his friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, travel the length of the Gulf of California.
2) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
One of Hemingway’s most iconic stories, The Old Man and the Sea tells a timeless tale of personal triumph after devastating loss. Earning Hemingway a Nobel Prize in Literature, this slim novel stands the test of time as a classic of ocean literature.
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3) The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
Before she was famous for bringing the world’s attention to DTT in the 1960s, Rachel Carson was the authority on ocean literature. The Sea Around Us smashed records when it was published and earned Carson recognition in many science and literary circles. Focusing on the geologic and biological processes that make the oceans so mysterious and awe-inspiring, this book combines scientific facts with lyricism to take you on a journey through the geologic history of the Earth and the darkest depths of the seas.
4) The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
Detailing the legendary voyage that birthed the theory of evolution, this journal-turned-memoir takes you inside the mind of Charles Darwin during his long voyage around the Galapagos. Documenting day-to-day activities alongside ground-breaking natural history discoveries, this book shines a new light on the “Father of evolution” and his journey across the sea.
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5) Song for the Blue Ocean by Carl Safina
In the spirit of Rachel Carson, Carl Safina’s book takes the reader on a lyrical journey through the oceans from the coasts to the deep abyss. He explores the ocean through the lens of his personal experiences to reveal the beauty, mystery, and political discourse surrounding the oceans of our world.
6) The Silent World by Jacques Cousteau
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Jacques Cousteau is best known as the inventor of SCUBA diving, but his books take you into the world he unlocked below the surface, swimming alone among fishes and enormous rocks. A memoir unlike any other, The Silent World will transport you to the bottom of the ocean to explore the unknown.
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7) Moby Dick by Herman Melville
This one hardly needs an introduction. Often referred to as “the greatest book of the sea ever written,” Herman Melville’s masterpiece tells the story of a fanatical captain out for revenge against a whale. Full of mesmerizing characters and chilling descriptions of the sea, this book will leave an impression on all who read it.
8) War of the Whales: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz
One part detective thriller and one part ocean odyssey, this book combines the real-life story of Joel Reynolds and Ken Balcomb with captivating writing and top notch journalism. Joshua Horwitz explores the legal and moral saga of a military secret that threatens the lives of whales, forcing one to ask the question: where do we draw the line between national security and protecting the ocean?
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9) Deep by James Nestor
An ode to the extreme sport of freediving, Deep is a memoir of both dangerous underwater stunts and the strange science of the abyss. Need a reminder of human potential? Dive in.
10) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
A classic that captures the imagination even today, Jules Verne’s account of life inside a submarine is celebrated as one of the best novels about the ocean. Chronicling the adventures of Captain Nemo, this novel celebrates the freedom of the ocean and the wonder of human ingenuity.
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Broadcom bcm2035 drivers for maclasopafs. 11) Sea Change by Sylvia Earle
Referred to as “Her Deepness”, Sylvia Earle is a world authority on the ocean and a passionate defender of the deep. Sea Change is an account of 30 years of experience studying the oceans: dives with humpback whales, exploration of the Great Barrier Reef, and heartbreaking observations of the destruction wrought by oil spills. This book will show you the ocean the way “Her Deepness” sees it: as a precious, complex system that is in great peril from the actions of mankind.
12) The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Sy Montgomery is a little in love with octopi. This part-memoir and part ode-to-the-octopus explores her fascination with these creatures and the amazing lives they lead. This book will show you the mind of an octopus and help you realize why these strange creatures are so incredible.
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13) The Reef by Iain McCalman
Capturing over two hundred years of encounters with the Great Barrier Reef, historian Iain McCalman explores the relationship of man to this incredible natural formation. Using the personal stories of twenty individuals, McCalman takes the reader on a journey through the labyrinth of reefs, islands, and shoals that make up the imperiled World Heritage Site of the reef.
14) Aquagenesis by Richard Ellis
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Life began in the ocean and author Richard Ellis takes his readers right back to the beginning of evolution. In this encyclopedic illustrated book of ocean life, Ellis documents over three billion years of aquatic evolutionary history in all its mystery and beauty.
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15) The Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor Corson
Ever wonder about what lobsters do all day under the sea? Trevor Corson explores the biology and life cycles of lobster in the Gulf of Maine in this book. Traveling from laboratory to fishing boat to the bottom of the ocean, Corson paints an intimate portrait of lobster and the people who fish for them.