Off to See the Sea

Written & Illustrated by:  Nikki Grimes & Elizabeth Zunon For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Black Protagonists Own Voices Imagination Family   Summary:  In this followup story by the pair that brought you Bedtime for Sweet Creatures (winner of the #bookstagang_bestof2020 Future Classics category!) now brings Off to See the Sea, another installment of…

Cover Reveal: Ocean Soup

Written By: Meeg Pincus Illustrated by: Lucy Semple For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Nature, Ocean, Empowerment. Summary: Hey everyone! When Sleeping Bear Press reached out about doing a cover reveal about a book that focused on environmentalism and sustainability, I was so excited! Here is what the publisher says…

Fish

Written & Illustrated by: Brendan Kearney For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Ocean, Environmental Activism, Litter, Pint-Sized Professor. Summary: Finn is a fisherman and Skip is his trusty sidekick. One day when they go out to catch some fish, the pair notices a huge amount of litter in the water. Collecting as much…

The Magical Underwater Activity Book

Written & Illustrated by: Mia Underwood For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Art, Creativity, Imagination, Ocean, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability. Summary: This activity book is a really cool way to involve STEM activities with imagination and art. Creator Mia Underwood makes whimsical Nordic-inspired underwater creatures wearing adorable hats that take…

Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

Written By: Suzie Napayok-Short Illustrated by: Tamara Campeau For Ages: 6-12 years Language: English & Inuktitut (glossary, pronunciation guide & tips included) Topics Covered: Nature, First Nations, Indigenous Voices, Family, Own Voices. Summary: This hefty book is a really unique mix of family history and nature knowledge, following a young girl named Akuluk visiting her…

Illumisaurus

Written By: Lucy Brownridge Illustrated by: Carnovsky For Ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Science, STEM, Dinosaurs, Botany, Ocean Creatures. Summary: This book is RAD. Illumisaurus is an oversized book that takes the reader on a global tour of when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The illustrations are overlaid with each other, and each…

How Cara Lost Her Color

Written By: Ali Miller Illustrated by: Anastasia Yatsunenko For Ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Coral Reefs, Pint-Sized Professor, Environmental Activism, Sustainability, Climate Justice, Ocean. Summary: This story follows a coral polyp named Cara and her best algae friend Zoey. Cara and Zoey start to notice that the water is getting warmer…

Bubble Kisses

Written By: Vanessa Williams Illustrated by: Tara Nicole Whitaker For Ages: any age (CD included!) Language: English Topics Covered: Pets, BIPOC Characters, Underwater Adventures, Mermaids, Own Voices. Summary: This story is all about a young girl and her fish, Sal. Sal may not be able to play fetch, jump, or snuggle like other kids’ pets,…

Daniela and the Pirate Girls

Written by: Susanna Isern Illustrated by: G√≥mez For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Ocean, Friendship, Feminism, Kindness, Adventure, Girls Outdoors, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary:  If you haven’t checked out this book yet, you’re seriously missing out. Daniela is the pirate captain of a ship named the Black Croc, sailing the high seas helping out folx who have gotten themselves in a…

Jules Vs. the Ocean

Written &¬†Illustrated by:¬†Jessie Sima For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered:¬†Siblings, Social-Emotional Learning,¬†Ocean, Girls Outdoors, BIPOC Characters. Summary:  This book is so cute, and really funny. Jules wants nothing more from this day at the beach than to impress her older sister with a sand castle. Unfortunately the ocean has another idea! After attempting to build…