21 Ocean Themed Books and More for Kids

Summer is here! The weather is hot, the sunlight is long, fireflies glow, and vacations to the beach abound! In our homeschool, we generally continue schooling, but do lighter work and use unit studies. This time of year, one subject that is fun to take a deeper look at is ocean life. Since books are always an integral part of any study that we do, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you some of the fantastic ocean themed books and other fun resources that Usborne Books & More offers that children love!

21 Ocean Themed Books for Kids

Ocean Themed Books for Kids

1. First Encyclopedia of Seas and Oceans

This volume uses amazing illustrations and photographs to give a basic beginner’s overview of the world of oceans.


2. Build the Bones Whale

Learn all about the giant blue well and then build a skeleton of one of your very own!


3. See Under the Sea

This lift the flap book lets children take a look into deep ocean trenches and even shipwrecks!


4. Shark Fact Cards

These 50 cards will appease any shark lover! Discover which shark glows in the dark or which can take down a submarine and more with HUNDREDS of fun facts to learn!


5. First Sticker Book Under the Sea

This sticker book is ideal for the younger children in your family to help them learn alongside your olders! Larger stickers make for easier handling with small hands and they can decorate their own colorful ocean scenes.


6. Big Book of Big Sea Creatures

This big book is filled with information on all sorts of large ocean animals such as the leatherback sea turtle and the great white shark! It contains fold out pages and tons of fun facts!


7. Sharks

A book filled with all sorts of interesting tidbits about these predators of the sea!


8. Secrets of the Seashore

The Shine a Light series of books is so interactive for children. Learn about sea life and then use a flashlight for a surprise on every page!


9. First Coloring Book Under the Sea

Another great resource for the youngest learners in your family!


10. Under the Sea

With bright pictures that are very engaging, this book is fun for children to explore.


11. Shark Excavation Kit

Let your child strap on his goggles and dig out their very own shark bones!


12. Lift and Look Under the Sea

A great resource for little ones who like to really interact with their books. Lift the flaps to discover fun information about the sea and its inhabitants.


13. What’s Under the Sea? 

A part of the Starting Point Science series, this little book takes an in depth look at the seas of the world and their wildlife.


14. Undersea Life to Color

A detailed coloring book for older children (or even adults!).


15. Lift the Flap Sharks

Vibrant illustrations abound in this lift the flap book full of educational facts about sharks!


16. Under the Sea Jigsaw Book

Six sparkly ocean scenes puzzles featuring ocean creatures.


17. Lift the Flap Under the Sea

Lift the flaps discover surprising secrets from under the water!


18. 1001 Things to Spot Under the Sea

Search and find over 1000 things that live under the waters of the sea!


19. On the Seashore

Learn all about the tides with this fun picture book.


20. Under the Sea

A delightful picture book that dives deep under the sea waves.


21. How Deep is the Sea? 

Pipkin the Penguin goes on a journey to discover just how far the depths of the sea reach.


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  1. Hi Dusty,

    What a great list of books for kids! My boys are currently into the bugs, insects and spiders side of nature. But mommy is ready for a change…. this seems like a good shift, sharks and such.

    Also, I’d love to invite you to join my weekly link up, The Cozy Reading Spot, where we share everything that is on our hearts, minds and bookshelves. It opens every Thursday morning, and you’re blog would be a great addition!

    I hope to see you there!


    Reading List home to The Cozy Reading Spot

  2. This is a lovely list of ocean books! I see several I want to purchase. 🙂 Thanks for linking up at “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday link party. You have been featured on Mama’s Happy Hive blog! 🙂

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