Check out these great summer reads for Bookworm!

“Oceans of Possibilities”

Recommended for Independent Readers (ages 5 to 12)

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The Crab Ballet

The Crab Ballet by Renée LaTulippe

The Ocean Calls

The Ocean Calls: a Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho

Not Quite Narwhal

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Give Me Back My Bones!

Give Me Back My Bones! by Kim Norman

Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

Aquicorn Cove

Aquicorn Cove by Kay O’Neill

Gilbert the Little Merman

Gillbert the Little Merman by Art Baltazar

Beyond the Bright Sea

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

The Storm Keeper's Island

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

The Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Line Tender

The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Big Shark Little Shark

Big Shark, Little Shark, and the Spooky Cave by Anna Membrino

Would You Could You Save the Sea

Would You, Could You Save the Sea?: with Dr. Seuss’s Lorax by Todd Tarpley

Summer of the Sea Serpent

Summer of the Sea Serpent by Mary Pope Osborne

Daughter of the Deep

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan


ABCs of Oceanography

ABCs of Oceanography by Chris Ferrie

Whales: Diving into the Unknown

Whales : Diving Into The Unknown by Casey Zakroff

Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean

Coral Reefs : Cities Of The Ocean by Maris Wicks

Out of the Blue

Out Of The Blue : How Animals Evolved From Prehistoric Seas by Elizabeth Shreeve

Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean: Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean by Patricia Newman

Everything Awesome About Sharks

Everything Awesome About Sharks And Other Underwater Creatures! by Mike Lowery

Find Me

Find Me!: Adventures In The Ocean: Play Along To Sharpen Vision and Mind by Agnese Baruzzi

Ocean Friends

Watch Me Read And Draw: Ocean Friends: A Step-By-Step Drawing & Story Book by Samantha Chagollan

First Big Book of the Ocean

First Big Book of the Ocean by Catherine D. Hughes

Ocean Sunlight

Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed The Seas by Molly Bang

Monster Fish!

Monster Fish!: True Stories Of Adventures With Animals by Zeb Hogan

Whale vs. Giant Squid

Whale vs. Giant Squid by Jerry Pallotta

Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark

Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark by Jerry Pallotta

Marie's Ocean

Marie’s Ocean: Marie Tharp Maps The Mountains Under The Sea by Josie James

What Can I See in the Sea?

What Can I See In The Sea? by Annabel Griffin