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Finn's First Song

A Whaley Big Aventure

by Gerry Daly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: marine life

Squeeeak ... Thwop ... Thwop ... Dwoooooerrrp!

Dad sings his magical whale songs to Mom and baby Finn, far, far away across the huge ocean.

When Finn gets lost, can the other sea creatures help him to send a message of his own?

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Show Us Where You Live, Humpback

by Beryl Young, illustrated by Sakika Kikuchi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: marine life, environment, imagination & play

Reflects great admiration and wonder for all humpback whales ... A true homage to these wondrous creatures.” —Kirkus (STARRED Review)

This evocative picture book celebrates a child’s connection and kinship with whales. 

Swimming, singing, and blowing bubbles—children and baby whales love many of the same things! This lyrical picture book …

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No More Plastic

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: recycling & green living, environment, values & virtues, marine life

 

A young girl takes action against ocean pollution in a timely story with unique plastic-waste diorama art from award-winning author-illustrator Alma Fullerton.

Isley loves the ocean and everything in it. Well, almost everything. Her heart sinks at the sight of her Alantic Ocean shoreline covered in trash. One day, upon discovering a beached right w …

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Shark Bait!

by Jeff Szpirglas & Danielle Saint-Onge, illustrated by Dave Whamond
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, computers, environment

Shark-obsessed Orly spends every summer with her family on the coast. This year her parents have signed her up for sailing lessons, hoping to teach her some water safety while they're busy with her baby brother. Orly is excited to be on the water, but she has other ideas about how she’s going to spend her time there: rather than learning to tie k …

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Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively, illustrated by Karen Gillmore
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: marine life, environment, imagination & play

With beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations, this fascinating story teaches children about the many fish, crustaceans, marine mammals, and micro-organisms that live in and feed off the eelgrass meadows of the north Pacific coastal region.

“Recommended for school and public libraries regardless of their proximity to the west coast. Althou …

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Stink and the Shark Sleepover

by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: marine life, new experience, ghost stories

Shark-tastic! Stink gets to sleep with the fishes after his parents win an aquarium sleepover. But wait — what’s that lurking beyond the KEEP OUT sign?

When Stink’s parents win tickets for the whole family to sleep over at the aquarium (along with Stink’s two best friends), it sounds like a science freak’s dream come true. Stink loves the …

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123 Sea Creatures

by (artist) Toko Hosoya
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: counting & numbers, marine life

Join some sweet sea creature friends as they help readers count to ten in this charming early concepts book. The hand-drawn illustrations make learning 123s more fun than ever before with ocean friends both familiar and unique that readers can count along the way.
Cover enhancements like spot UV and embossing provide additional visual appeal while …

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Totty

by Paola Opal
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: turtles, marine life, baby animals

When he finally hatches and discovers that all his siblings have traveled far down the beach without him, Totty the tiny sea turtle must use all his giant-sized courage and determination to catch up with them before they get to the sea.

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This Is Crab

by Harriet Evans, illustrated by Jacqui Lee
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: marine life, interactive adventures, imagination & play

This Is Crab is a bright and cheerful interactive picture book with lots of flaps and accompanying actions that make it loads of fun to read together!

Meet Crab. A shy ocean dweller who, with a little encouragement, will take young readers on a journey through his underwater home. Along the way, readers meet Octopus (please forgive Crab for pinching …

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