25+ Ocean Theme Books for Kids

The ocean is incredibly fascinating. The amount of water, how it moves, and the life that is inside it. These books cover almost every part of the ocean in one way or another. Some are fiction, to add a story while learning, while others are non-fiction and give the facts.  They are books that your children, especially ocean lovers, will be engrossed in.

25+ Fiction & Non-Fiction Books About The Ocean That Your Children Will Love!

  National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Ocean: A Photicular Book The Snail and the Whale Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef Wish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures DK Eyewitness Books: Fish The Ocean Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books) Oceans: Dolphins, sharks, penguins, and more! In My Ocean The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor Commotion in the Ocean National Geographic Readers: Ocean Animals Collection Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Ocean Creatures (Look & Learn) Moonlight Ocean (Lightbeam Books) Let’s Explore… Ocean (Lonely Planet Kids) Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea Under the Ocean I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) WHO’S IN THE OCEAN? Oceans Of The World In Color


More Ocean Books Your Children Will Love…

 Mister Seahorse: board book (World of Eric Carle) How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures (Reading Railroad) Commotion in the Ocean Discovery Kids Splash in the Ocean! (10 Button Sound Book) Cat in the Hat: Ocean Commotion Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) Guess Who Ocean Friends Under the Sea (Feels Real Books)


Children learn in a variety of ways, books are an excellent way to teach, both fiction and non-fiction. These books about the ocean are fabulous for teaching children all that happens in the big blue deep water! These books are an excellent partner to our DIY Ocean Clip Cards or our Ocean I Spy Counting Printable for Preschoolers. If you are planning a whole unit about the ocean, our Ocean Currents Science Experiment is a fun project to include!

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Do you have a favorite Ocean activity or book? We’d love to hear about it!

Planning for an Ocean Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your OCEAN THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

Ocean Preschool Lesson Plans
Ocean Toddler Lesson Plans

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