15 Best Books about Sea Animals
Our list of best books about sea animals dives into the magic and wonders of the ocean. Children are naturally inclined to feel love and compassion for animals. As a result, the ocean and sea life are favorites of boys and girls alike. Sea animals are beautiful, colorful, and magical. Some have hidden talents. Some can camouflage themselves. Others have tusks or sharp teeth. Altogether, big or small, we love them all. Here are our Reading Boots 15 Best Books about Sea Animals.
Books About Sea Animals For Ages 0-3
Guess Who Ocean Friends, by Jodie Shepherd. Discover various ocean creatures in this interactive book. Additionally, the peek-a-boo flaps keep the youngest children engaged.
Good Night Ocean, by Mark Jasper. Visit the ocean world in this book from the Good Night Our World series. While educational yet fun, this book uses colorful, detailed pictures and simple sentences to attract young readers.
I Spy Under the Sea, by Edward Gibbs. Along with bright animal images, this book uses simple text, counting, and a classic children’s game to engage children.
The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen. In this tale of friendship, various sea creatures work hard to help the Pout-Pout fish cheer up. Available as a board book, this classic story is sure to become a favorite.
The Ocean (Touch and Explore), by Nathalie Choux. This multisensory book uses simple sentences and brightly colored pictures to introduce life under the sea. In addition, the book uses various textures and flaps that are sure to keep your children interested.
Books About Sea Animals For Ages 3-6
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, by Marianne Berkes. Beautifully textured images and rhyming text engage children throughout this book. Readers will clap and sing along as they discover new wonders under the sea.
Mister Seahorse, by Eric Carle. After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs in Mr. Seahorse’s pouch, Mr. Seahorse travels through the sea and meets other friends. Bright, colorful images and repetitive phrases keep young readers engaged.
Swimmy, by Leo Lionni. The ocean is full of wonders and dangers. However, Swimmy and his friends learn that a little ingenuity and teamwork can go a long way. This Caldecott Honor-winning book is simple, yet eye-catching.
The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister. Rainbow fish is one of the most beautiful fish in the sea. However, after shunning the other fish, he realizes he is lonely. Let your child discover the beauty of happiness and friendship and the simple joy of giving.
Check out this fun activity that you can do after reading The Rainbow Fish!
I’ll Follow the Moon, by Stephanie Lisa Tara. Join a baby turtle on his journey from the egg to the sea. Snuggle up with your child to experience the turtle’s love as he seeks to reconnect with his mama. Additionally, expect your child to chime in with this repetitive, award-winning book.
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark, by Will Grace and Ken Geist. “Little fish, little fish, let me come in.” As a spin The Three Little Pigs, this cute story introduces three fish who have to make their own homes. Absolutely expect your child to laugh out loud, chime in, and follow along with this funny tale.
Books About Sea Animals For Ages 6-8
A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle. When a hermit crab outgrows his shell, he realizes he needs to find a new home. Follow along with simple, yet brightly colored images as the hermit crab meets new friends on his journey.
Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat, by James Dean. Will Pete ever see a seahorse? Join him on an underwater adventure meeting various sea animals. Not only is Pete a favorite character, but this is also an I Can Read Book, great for young readers.
Wish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures, by Bonnie Worth. Discover fun facts and creatures found on all levels of the ocean. As part of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, the rhythm and rhymes are great for young readers.
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton. Although this fictional book follows the unlikely friendship between a narwhal and jellyfish, it is laced with fun facts. Simple text and funny tales will have your child laughing out loud with this beginning chapter book and graphic novel.
Dive into the amazing ocean world with these books about sea animals!
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