Oceans of Fun

The world’s oceans cover around 70% of the Earth’s surface but there is still a lot we don’t know about them. They are full of everything from colorful fish, crabs and octopi to really weird creatures that create their own light in the dark depths. Dive into the weird and fun depths of the ocean with these books.

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One Lonely Seahorse by Saxton Freymann
One lonely sea horse learns that she has a lot of friends–friends she can really “count” on to help.

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened. . . .

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
Way down deep in the deep blue sea,
there’s a lot to find. I guarantee!
Come on! Be brave!
Just follow me!
And let’s explore the deep blue sea!

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
When a giant squid takes inventory of all of the creatures in the ocean, he realizes that he’s way bigger than most of them! Of course, there are bigger things lurking around . . . but maybe this giant squid with a giant touch of hubris doesn’t really care?

Flotsam by David Wiesner
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam–anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there’s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep.

The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis 
Ten-year-old George Calder can’t believe his luck-he and his little sister Phoebe are on the famous Titanic , crossing the ocean with their aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into a first class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly, water is everywhere, and George’s life changes forever.

Oceans: Dolphins, Sharks, Penguins and More!: meet 60 Cool Sea Creatures and Explore Their Amazing Watery World by Johnna Rizzo
Swim with sharks! Dive with dolphins! Stroll the beach with penguins! Young readers will joyfully immerse themselves in this awesome adventure at sea, in which stunning National Geographic photos reveal hidden worlds of action and beauty. We meet 30 favorite sea creatures and explore their watery homes: playful dolphins, mysterious sharks, graceful sea turtles, waddling penguins, and dozens of others. Kids will marvel at speedy swimmers on the hunt, and smile at cuddly scenes of animal families.

After enjoying some ocean stories, have some more watery fun with an ocean snack and octopus craft!

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