Ocean-Themed Children's Books Your Kids Are Going to Love!

Recently, I've become more active on an amazing children's author and illustrator group on Facebook. If you want to hear about passion for writing and illustrating children's books, this group has it! 

So, when I reached out last week to get a few recommendations for ocean-themed children's books for my upcoming blog, you can imagine the response I received. After looking through tons of books, I've decided to include 6 recommendations (for now) and revisit this topic in a few months. Lets face it, reading to our children never gets old!

*For more information or to purchase, click on the title of the book below!

Sea Flap-Flap 


Author: Brittany Youngblood

Illustrator: Angela Sbandelli 

Ages: 0-8

Description: Come with a lovable stingray named Sea Flap-Flap, and her five colorful pups, while exploring the ocean all day before settling down for bed. They search for food, play with friends and nap on the soft ocean floor. Watch Sea Flap-Flap and her pups vibrantly come to life in this adorably illustrated rhyming book.


Nellie The Narwhal


Author: Sarah Cullen & Carmen Ellis

Illustrator: The Illustrators

Ages: 2-7

Description: Come on an underwater adventure with Nellie the Narwhal as she looks for some friends to play with. Nellie goes searching for a tail slapping whale, a turtle playing hide and seek and a juggling octopus. I wonder if they will play with her?

This colorful, vibrant book is fun and playful with some ocean education to help nurture children's love of the underwater world.


  Little Narwhal's Day: A Secret Creatures Book


Author: Angela Castillo

Illustrator: Indira Zuleta 

Ages: 0-7

Description: Explore the secret creatures of the Arctic Circle along with Little Narwhal and his friend, Little Beluga. Bright pictures and fun characters capture the imagination while teaching about animals of the snow and ice.


Save the Ocean


Author & Illustrator: Bethany Stahl

Ages: 3-10+


From exciting and adventurous to educational and captivating, Save the Ocean tells the story of two friends working together to discover that Agwe's favorite food, may not be what it seems!

This engaging book teaches about plastic pollution and breaks the fourth wall to interact with the reader directly!

With beautiful and charming illustrations, this is a book adults will love reading over and over again with their kids. Save the Ocean's heartwarming lesson of recycling and conservation that will stay with the reader for a lifetime.




Author: Rhonda McDonald

Ages: 5-7

Description: Shrimp can vary in size and color and are found in wetlands all over the world! Find out more about the variety of shrimp with this nonfiction book.


OCEARCH Sharks in the Ocean


Author: Katharine Baumgartner

Illustrator: Jeffrey Domm

Ages: 3-8

Description: Dive into the ocean ecosystem and learn about the importance of sharks! Experience firsthand what OCEARCH is doing to solve the white shark puzzle, and find out what you can do to help protect our oceans for generations to come.

Can you find 22 silly hidden seagulls?

10% of sales go directly toward funding OCEARCH's shark research expeditions and educational STEM programs. 

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