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Finders Keepers

by Melanie McFarlane
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: mermaids, new experience, monsters

Twelve-year-old Macy is an amateur treasure hunter who finds lost things along the southern Saskatchewan shores of Buffalo Pound Lake. When her mom announces she’s leaving her park ranger job at the lake to be a police officer in the city, Macy decides she needs to find a treasure big enough to put Buffalo Pound on the map so her family can stay …


Beautiful Boy

by Marie Gaudet, illustrated by Kaveenfra Ariyarathna
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: mermaids, alien contact

Book 1 of the Beautiful Boy series, is an ode to a new baby. Not just any baby, but a baby alien with pointy ears and green hair, living on a colorful and zany planet and living in a treehouse swinging over a chasm with his princess mom and warrior dad. Grandma, a changeling mermaid, has agreed to leave the underground pond in her cave castle and c …



by Geraldo Valério
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: mermaids, imagination & play, friendship

In Geraldo Valério’s newest vibrant and beautiful wordless picture book, a trip to the beach turns into a magical journey under the sea—exploring themes of friendship and the power of imagination.

When a girl and a frog go to the beach to fish, they are frustrated to find that the fish aren’t biting. Instead, they stare into the water and ma …


Captain Monty Takes the Plunge

by Jennifer Mook-Sang, illustrated by Liz Starin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mermaids, pirates, boys & men

Monty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or seven seas. But Monty has a secret: he can't swim. He never goes into the ocean --- and he never takes a bath. “Real pirates don't bathe. Yar-har-har!” he says. But things change when he meets a mermaid named Meg. “Monty's heart went ka-t …


Mermaid Warrior Squad

by Karin Adams, illustrated by Janine Carrington
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3
tagged: humorous stories, friendship, mermaids, peer pressure

Shy Dylan arrives at a summer arts camp and immediately bonds with outgoing Coral over the aquatic theme of the camp and a love of comic books. The two girls plan a comic about lifeguards who are transformed into mermaids and fight for eco-justice in the sea. The mermaid warriors become Dylan and Coral's alter egos. But when Coral's in-your-face be …

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