Mermaid Storytime – Revised
With the popularity of the film “The Little Mermaid,” a storytime offering mermaid tales is sure to draw a crowd! For a related hands-on activity, make one of these: 28 Fun and Cute DIY Mermaid Crafts for Kids - Cool Kids Crafts.
Baptiste, Tracey. Mermaid and Pirate. Even though they don’t speak the same language, a mermaid and pirate become friends.
Barrager, Brigette. Harmony & Echo: The Mermaid Ballet. Two young mermaids prepare for their dance recital – one is nervous but the other is confident and supports her friend.
Brett, Jan. The Mermaid. This variation on “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” features a mermaid, and is set in Japan.
Colandro, Lucille. There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark. In this spoof of the popular folksong, a mermaid swallows several sea creatures.
DiPucchio, Kelly. Oona. A dark skinned mermaid with a big Afro searches for treasure.
Idle, Molly. Pearl. Pearl would like more responsibility after her mother asks her to tend a single grain of sand.
Love, Jessica. Julian Is a Mermaid. Julian is inspired to dress like a mermaid, and is helped by his abuela.
Pinkney, Jerry. The Little Mermaid. In this update on Andersen’s fairy tale, a dark skinned mermaid saves her family.
Watkins, Rowboat. Mabel: A Mermaid Fable. Unlike the rest of her mermaid family, Mabel doesn’t have a mustache.
Please see our previous Mermaid Storytime, which includes simple song suggestions: Mermaid Storytime Ideas (2012) (bayviews.org)
Penny Peck, SJSU iSchool