Shells, Shells, Shells by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace – I love all her books. They are so informational, yet read like a story.
Amos and Boris by William Steig a great classic of a mouse stranded at sea who gets helped by a whale and then promises to help the whale if ever he needs it. But how would a mouse ever be able to help a whale?
The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown
One White Wishing Stone A Beach Day Counting Book by Doris Gayzagian – a beautifully illustrated book
Hello Ocean Hola Mar by Pamela Munoz Ryan – a story about the sensory experiences one has at the beach. The child in the book hears the sea, tastes it, smells it, feels it. Full of imagery and descriptive words. And it rhymes. One I’d like to own as I can see poetry, grammar, and imagery lessons stemming from it. Our copy from the library was bilingual, which was an other plus.
Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae is the perfect fun book to learn a tad about lots of sea animals.
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
I am a Whale: The Life of a Humpback Whale by Darlene R. Stille
A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams
Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood – a counting book more for J-jo.
Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes – replete with stunning watercolor illustrations. It’s a counting book, but it is a rhyming story as well. It was enjoyed by both children a lot. Another one I’d like to own.
Seaweed Soup by Stuart J. Murphy – a Mathstart book about sets. It’s a fun one to act out and “play” at. We made seaweed soup by using green tissue paper and crepe paper.
Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier – the book that began our month long study of oceans. The illustrations are mixed media and the story is of a boy who is told by his mother that “you can ask the ocean to bring you something.” But the things the mother asks for are things that the sea already gives – sand, sun, water. It’s a book about looking and seeing what’s right there in front of you.