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

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 make faces at their reflections. Then, something spectacular happens. The reflections take on lives of their own, transforming into a mermaid with her own pet frog. Surprise gives way to delight as they i …


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: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3
tagged: humorous stories, mermaids, peer pressure, friendship

Shy Dylan arrives at a summer arts camp and immediately connects with flamboyant Coral. They bond over the aquatic theme of the camp and a drive to create comic books. The two girls plan a comic book about lifeguards who are transformed into mermaids and fight for eco-justice in the sea.

At first Dylan wishes she could be more outgoing, like Coral. …

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