Ocean studies are the best! And we always include books to not only entertain us with fascinating facts, but we also look to expand out knowledge on the vast space filled with water and its amazing creatures!
In this post, we will list a fun group of ocean books for kids. They will really enjoy them!
Ocean Books for Kids
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse’s belly, making baby seahorses! This board book is brightly colored and fun for all ages.
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
In this favorite, a snail befriends a whale and the two go on adventures together! This works well for a read aloud.
Over In The Ocean: In The Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes
This vibrant book about ocean life has a 3D feel. There’s also a song at the end with the piano notes, so this can work well in an ocean unit study.
On My Beach by Sarah Gillingham
This felt finger puppet book works well with babies and toddlers. It has a strong soothing family vibe too!
Wish For A Fish: All About Sea Creatures by Bonnie Worth
This Dr. Seuss book explores different sea creatures with the help of The Cat. There’s an index at the end for those just learning how to search things up!
Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae
What’s all the commotion in the ocean? A variety of fun sea creatures!
The Boy and the Ocean by Max Lucado
Beautifully written and illustrated, this book explores God’s love in comparison with the vast oceans.
Guess Who Ocean Friends by Jodie Shepherd
Explore these five ocean creatures in this “guess who” game for preschool and early elementary students!
Moby-Dick: BabyLit Ocean Primer Book by Jennifer Adams
For young readers, this primer explores the life of Moby Dick in simple language and artistic illustrations.
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
This a Caldecott award winning picture book, filled with memorable illustrations and style. The text may be hard for younger readers to read, but the unique images make it engaging.
More Ocean Books for Kids
Little Crab: Finger Puppet Book by ImagesBooks
With simple images and text, this finger puppet book is great for beginning readers as it doesn’t have much text, and is hands-on!
Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes
This book about seashells involves counting, as a little discovers what a seashell really is – an abandoned home of sea animals.
Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway
For a silly bedtime story, try this one about the octopus who likes to tickle other sea creatures!
How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures by Ruth Heller
Explore the bottoms of the ocean in this underwater nature hunt. It’s beautiful imagery will teach kids about camouflage.