Clements, Andrew. BIG AL. Big Al the blowfish is teased for being ugly, but when he helps the other fish who are caught in a net, they see beyond his appearance and become Al’s friends.
Metzger, Steve. FIVE LITTLE SHARKS SWIMMING IN THE SEA. A counting book patterned after the fingerplay Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.
Oppel, Kenneth. PEG AND THE WHALE. Peg is raised on a ship and is a great fisherman. She sets her sights on catching a whale.
The ocean’s food chain is explored in this simple story of a boy’s imagination.
Rose, Deborah Lee. INTO THE A, B, SEA: AN OCEAN ALPHABET. Twenty-six ocean animals are featured in this entertaining alphabet book.
Ryan, Pamela Munoz. HELLO, OCEAN! Using her five senses, a girl describes how she experiences the wonders of the ocean.
Sherry, Kevin. I’M THE BIGGEST THING IN THE OCEAN. A giant squid brags about being so large until he meets someone bigger!
St. Pierre, Stephanie. WHAT THE SEA SAW. A rhyming story about sea inhabitants.
Ward, Helen. OLD SHELL, NEW SHELL: A CORAL REEF TALE. A hermit crab looks for a new shell.
Ward, Jennifer. SOMEWHERE IN THE OCEAN. A counting book in rhyme, showing ocean creatures and their young.
Wood, Audrey. TEN LITTLE FISH. A counting book with a story of fish who one by one leave the ocean reef.
Also see the previous Ocean Life storytime ideas page from September 2006.