*Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
*Baby Whale Rescue - The True Story of J.J. by Caroline Arnold
*Sea Creatures by Judy Nayer
*Oil Spill by Melvin Berger
*Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
*Dolphins At Daybreak (Magic Tree House #9) by Mary Pope Osborne
*Swimmy by Leo Lionni
The Sea a World of Knowledge/Honey Bear Book, Modern Publishing, New York, New York
Comments: Great for elementary; discusses animal camoflage to sea salt to human interaction.
I Can Be An Oceanographer by Paul Sipiera, Children's Press, Chicago, Illinois
Comments: Good information to teachers and students.
What the Sea Left Behind by Mimi Gregoire Carpenter, Down East Books, Camden, Maine
Comments: Good illustrations; talks about all kinds of shells.
The Ocean Book by Center for Marine Conservation, John Wiley and Sons, New York
Comments: Great resource for teachers.
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole, Scholastic, Inc., New York
Comments: Answers many off the wall questions children have about the oceans and the life it contains, such as "Why don't sharks have bones?".
Strange Animals of the Sea, National Geographic Action Book
Comments: Good for Kindergartners to learn about ocean animals and science.
Life in the Ocean by Lucy Baker, Scholastic, Inc., New York
Comments: Contains facts about sea life and saving the oceans.
Dive to the Coral Reefs by Elizabeth Tayntnor, Paul Erikson and Les Kaufman, New England Aquarium, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, New York
Comments: Great examples of corals.
Jason and the Sea Otter by Joe Barber-Starkey, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada
Comments: Indian legend can be used to tie in multi-culturism; great to read aloud.
Charwick and the Garplegrungen by Priscilla Cummings, Tidewater Publishers, Centerville, Maryland
Comments: Great for teachers to read aloud; talks about people polluting the ocean.
Prince William by Gloria Rand, Henry and Holt and Company, New York
Comments: Great to be read aloud to K - 4; talks about an oil spill; can be used to make information about EXXON-Valdez oil spill relevant to lower elementary students.
The Young Scientists Investigate the Sea by Terry Jennings, Children's Press, Chicago, Illinois
Comments: Great pictures of different animals and shells.
Jessie's Island by Sheryl McFarlane, Orca Book Publishers, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Comments: Great pictures of animals; helps to bring relevant information about islands.
Mysteries and Marvels of the Ocean Life by Rick Morris
Comments: Good information and facts about sea life.