30 books about whales for young readers

My oldest son loves whales and has for quite sometime. When we first moved to Alaska we went on a wildlife cruise in Seward and saw humpback whales and orcas in the wild and that was eye opening to him. He was so delighted and wanted to learn everything he could about whales. At the time he was not enjoying reading and everyday was such a struggle. So when he started bringing books about whales home from library and was actually opening them up and reading them without being asked I was delighted! The fun part is that I now know more about whales than I ever thought I would! Reading is great for your children’s minds, but did you know you can learn something too!? It makes the bonding experience of reading together even better!

P.S. I know orcas aren’t really whales (they’re part of the dolphin family), but I am including them in this list.

 picture books about whales for preschoolers and young kids. Perfect books to read for under the sea theme at school.

30 books about whales

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

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Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister

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The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

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Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex

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Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies and Nick Maland

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Granny’s Clan by Dr. Sally Hodson and Ann Jones

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Baby Orca

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A Whale in the Bathtub by Kylie Westaway and Tom Jellett

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Breathe by Scott Magoon

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The Storm Whale by Benji Davies

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The Storm Whale in Winter

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Larry the Lazy Blue Whale by Burt Kempner and Stephanie Richoll

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Humphrey The Lost Whale (a true story)

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The Eye of the Whale

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Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells

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Amos and Boris by William Steig

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Blue Whale Blues

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Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh

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The Gift by Kristine Franklin and Barbara Lavellee

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Our Amazing World: Whales by Key de Silva

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Hello, Baby Beluga

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Baby Beluga by Raffi and Ashley Wolff

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Here Come the Humpbacks! by April Pulley Sayre and Jamie Hogan

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Following Papa’s Song by Gianna Marino

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A Whale of a Tale! by Bonnie Worth and Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu

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If You Want To See a Whale by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead

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Amazing Whales by Sarah L. Thomson

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National Geographic Kids: Great Migrations Whales by Laura Marsh

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Baby Whale’s Journey

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The Whales by Cynthia Rylant

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