Let’s dive into some of the best ocean books for kids that will spark their curiosity and inspire them to become ocean lovers!
The ocean is a vast and mysterious wonder that covers more than 70% of our planet. It not only holds secrets that captivate our imagination but also plays an essential role in our lives. Ocean books and education about underwater wildlife can be key in conveying these facts to our children.
As we become more aware of the impact that humans have on the oceans, it is vital to teach children why it is important to protect our oceans and sea life for future generations. One way to engage and educate our young ones is through vividly illustrated ocean books!.
This list contains some unique ocean creatures, fictional stories, and activity books to reveal an underwater world for all ages! We listed them from youngest to oldest. Which book do you think will pique your child’s interest the most?
Ocean Books for Kids!
We handpicked books for all ages to enjoy the wonders of sharks through facts and exciting stories! If you are ocean fans, you don’t want to miss these engaging books for kids! Some even have interactive features which make them even more fun to read and experience! We know you’ll love to dive into these ocean books!
Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet lots of adorable narwhals. The bright pictures and textures to touch are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
Introduce babies to the ocean with this interactive board book! These slide and see books give babies the cause & effect action with no way to hurt the book! Slide the mechanism back and forth to make the undersea creatures move and swim! Ages 0+!
In each of the four Colorful World board books, on each of their pages, there is a collection of things, and a different puzzle to solve (and something to learn about nature at the same time). Find out what is different, what is missing, and more! For ages 1+
Through the magic of Venetian window technology, appealing illustrations of some of the remarkable ocean animals like the puffer fish and the octopus help show off their fascinating characteristics for ages 2+!
There are so many colorful creatures in this ocean book for kids! Will anyone want to play with Little Fish? Children can use water to reveal the colors and text in this book as they learn ocean vocabulary and find out who ends up playing with little fish! Stand it up and spread the pages to dry and the colors and text disappear again like magic! 3+
Count along with the sea animals in this engaging seek and find book from Usborne! Brimming with detailed images this charming picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. Readers will delight in discovering the secrets of the sea. For ages 4+
Open the huge fold-out heavy duty pages to discover all kinds of extraordinary sea creatures, from the leatherback sea turtle and great white shark to the biggest animal on earth--the mighty blue whale. These books make children’s eyes grow wide and facts more engaging with GIANT fold outs! For ages 4+.
This colorful activity book is brimming with fun puzzles to keep little children entertained for hours. There are things to spot, ocean animals to match, tropical fish to color, lots of drawing and doodling activities, spot-the-difference puzzles, and much more.
Probe the depths to discover all about life in the world's oceans. This book is bursting with fun and facts including turtles, maps, sharks, and more! There are lots more brightly colored books in this series which contain 100 stickers to help make learning fun! For ages 6+
Interactive sticker book full of busy, detailed illustrations. Items to spot within the main picture are shown in the border as silhouettes and each has a corresponding sticker which children can find, match and add in the correct place. With over a thousand things for children to find, count and talk about. 6+
Colorful books full of pictures to fingerprint and with their own inkpad of seven bright colors to paint with. The colorful inkpad allows children to make fingerprint pictures quickly and easily wherever they are, with no need for brushes. Inks are non-toxic. 6+
Once teeming with plants and animals, our ocean is no longer in good shape. It's warming up and becoming a dumping ground for plastic waste, but it doesn't have to be that way! There are all sorts of clever things that we can do to make life in the ocean healthy again. This book is FILLED with flaps to help make learning about caring for our oceans exciting! For ages 6+
These are hardcover beginner reference books for kids! They are an amazing value at only $4.99! What lives at the bottom of the sea? What does a shark really eat? How does a sea horse swim? In this book for ages 6+ you’ll find the answers and lots more about the fascinating things which live under the sea for ages.
Shine a flashlight behind the page to reveal the secret image and facts about ocean life! This book will captivate even the most reluctant of readers. Dive beneath the waves to explore the underwater habitats and features of each of Earth’s five oceans. This book is for ages 6+
Journey to the depths of the ocean and meet some of its deadliest, strangest, and most incredible animals with this awesome sticker book. From polar seas to tropical reefs, you'll meet humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, lionfish, and many more. Complete them using the stickers, and read the descriptions to find out fascinating facts about each one. This sticker book is for ages 6+!
This beautifully illustrated book is packed with things you’d expect to find along a seashore; from familiar shells, crabs, and seaweed to more unusual creatures and plants. Children can use the stickers to bring each page to life. Themes include a sandy beach, crabs and starfish in rockpools, sea birds, seals, puffins, sea otters, and turtles.
Open the flaps of this book and dive into the watery world beneath the waves. Explore coasts, coral reefs, and mangrove forests, and find out what lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean. Ages 7+
SPLASH! Dive down and go on an incredible journey deep into our oceans. With over 90 flaps to lift, discover the mind-boggling array of animals and plants that live there, and find out why, without the oceans, life on Earth wouldn’t even exist. 7+
Are you brave enough to delve into the chilling darkness of... THE DEEP? With no light, no heat and miles of sea above you, it might be the strangest place on Earth. So, suit up and dive deep down beneath the sunlit surface where you'll discover disturbing and unusual creatures, explore ancient shipwrecks and visit the deepest place on the whole planet, all in this weird and wonderful flap book. Ages 7+
In this survival series from Bear Grylls, you’re given a magical compass and suddenly you’re no longer at outdoor camp but in an amazing place in the world – with Bear Grylls as your guide! In Sea Challenge, Chloe’s sure a bit of garbage doesn’t matter. Then she’s magically washed up onto a remote surf-swept beach. She and Bear Grylls must survive quicksand and dangerous tides, and watch out for marine dangers… Will Chloe discover that you need to respect nature or suffer the consequences?
Did you know there are more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in the galaxy? What sound does an iceberg make as it melts? Which is faster - a tsunami or a bullet train? Find the answers to these and many more questions in a book that explores the history, science, environment and art of our planet's seas and oceans. These books are like Graphic novels, but break info down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about these fascinating subjects. Ages 9+
Sam Fox is an expert at getting himself into (and out of) the most extreme situations. After an emergency landing in Antarctica, Sam Fox and his younger brother are stranded on a wobbly ice floe. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, a massive creature emerges from the deep. A creature with huge jaws, and rows and rows of teeth … and then there are the pirates … Not only that, real survival facts and strategies are referenced for your outdoor enthusiasts. We know your older children will enjoy this artic ocean adventure! For ages 11+.
This pocket book features more than 100 amazing ocean animals. Loaded with cool profiles, color photographs, and bite-sized facts, the latest additions to the series are the perfect package: Don’t go exploring without them! The Pocket Book series helps young naturalists to identify and understand members of the animal kingdom. For all ages!