I’ve been wanting to share a list of books about the ocean since last summer when we went on an exciting road trip around Alaska. We decided since it is our new state we wanted to see as much of it as we possibly could. One of our favorite stops was Seward. It is so beautiful there and such a fun little spot to visit. We went on a wildlife cruise one day and it ended up being one of my favorite moments on any vacation I’ve ever been on! We were able to see dolphins, otters, puffins, seals, orcas, and humpback whales. It was incredible and something we will never forget. In fact, it sparked something in my oldest son and he is now a whale enthusiast. He loves whales so much he was even an orca for Halloween and made his Cub Scout pinewood derby car into an orca.
Here are a few videos of our adventures in Seward:
My son’s love for whales has been great for school. Because I know he loves them so much it is easy to get him to do his reading if I always have books about whales around. It is partly why I made this roundup of ocean books! If your child finds something that they are passionate about, find them some books on that subject. They will happily read when they are reading something that interests them. My son is now a walking whale encyclopedia and wants to be marine biologist. Books are amazing things!
Now onto the book list! I’ve already written a post on books about sharks, so I didn’t add many in this list so make sure you check out that post so you can find some great books about sharks too.
Picture books about the ocean:
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea
The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor
Sea Hose: The Shyest Fish in the Sea
The Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts
The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
Wild Kratts Wild Sea Creatures
Is This a House for Hermit Crab
Could a Whale Swim to the Moon?
Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That: A Whale of a Tale!
The Whale Who Wanted to Be Small
Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!