Special Topics and Celebrations

The Ultimate Book of Sharks

Featuring vibrant National Geographic photography, an in-depth guide to the planet's shark species draws on the latest scientific findings and stories of real-life encounters to detail how they live, how they eat, the challenges they face and whether or not certain varieties pose a danger to humans. Recommended for ages 9-12.

   
The Ultimate Book of Sharks

Brian Skerry
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 597.3 Ske)

Featuring vibrant National Geographic photography, an in-depth guide to the planet's shark species draws on the latest scientific findings and stories of real-life encounters to detail how they live, how they eat, the challenges they face and whether or not certain varieties pose a danger to humans. Recommended for ages 9-12.


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Follow the Moon Home

Presents a story about a girl's attempts to help save loggerhead sea turtle babies from man-made light. Recommended for ages 5-8.

   
Follow the Moon Home

Philippe Cousteau, Deborah Hopkinson
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 597.928 Cou)

Presents a story about a girl's attempts to help save loggerhead sea turtle babies from man-made light. Recommended for ages 5-8.


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The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation

Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs. Recommended for ages 5-9.

   
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation

Kate Messner
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 551.424 Mes)

Looks at the life of the coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer, from his early fascination with the ocean to his ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs. Recommended for ages 5-9.


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The Big Book of the Blue

Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

   
The Big Book of the Blue

Yuval Zommer
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 591.77 Zom)

Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals. Recommended for ages 4 and up.


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Weird but True! Ocean: 300 Fin-tastic Facts from the Deep Blue Sea

Perfect for ocean enthusiasts and trivia-loving landlubbers alike, this fascinating book dives deep into the ocean’s depths, introducing readers to weird wildlife, shocking shipwrecks and much more. Recommended for ages 8-13.

   
Weird but True! Ocean: 300 Fin-tastic Facts from the Deep Blue Sea

Julie Beer
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 551.46 Bee)
Series: Weird but True (National Geographic Kids)

Perfect for ocean enthusiasts and trivia-loving landlubbers alike, this fascinating book dives deep into the ocean’s depths, introducing readers to weird wildlife, shocking shipwrecks and much more. Recommended for ages 8-13.


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Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Explores the oceans, from the animals found in there, including octopus, great white sharks, and penguins to the different habitats. Beautiful illustrations by Lucy Letherland. Recommended for ages 6-12.

   
Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Emily Hawkins
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 591.77 Haw)

Explores the oceans, from the animals found in there, including octopus, great white sharks, and penguins to the different habitats. Beautiful illustrations by Lucy Letherland. Recommended for ages 6-12.


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Wave

A wordless picture book that shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead. Recommended for ages 3-9.

   
Wave

Suzy Lee
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Lee)

A wordless picture book that shows a little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead. Recommended for ages 3-9.


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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

A lavishly illustrated portrait of shark scientist Eugenie Clark describes the childhood fascination that prompted her challenge of negative perceptions about sharks throughout her career, revealing how she overcame gender barriers to make remarkable discoveries and promote conservation. Recommended for ages 6-10.

   
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Jess Keating
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 597.3 Kea)

A lavishly illustrated portrait of shark scientist Eugenie Clark describes the childhood fascination that prompted her challenge of negative perceptions about sharks throughout her career, revealing how she overcame gender barriers to make remarkable discoveries and promote conservation. Recommended for ages 6-10.


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The Science of Surfing

The ocean is packed with plants, animals, water... and science! Ride the waves of knowledge with Sam and Jade as they explain all about the amazing wonders of the sea, and have a blast doing it. Recommended for ages 9-12.

   
The Science of Surfing

Kim Dwinell
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN 797.32 Dwi)
Series: Surfside Girls, Book 3

The ocean is packed with plants, animals, water... and science! Ride the waves of knowledge with Sam and Jade as they explain all about the amazing wonders of the sea, and have a blast doing it. Recommended for ages 9-12.


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Life in the Ocean: The Story of Sylvia Earle

A picture book biography tells the story of Sylvia Earle's growing passion for the wonders of the sea and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. Recommended for ages 6-12. 

   
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Sylvia Earle

Claire A. Nivola
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Earle Niv)

A picture book biography tells the story of Sylvia Earle's growing passion for the wonders of the sea and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. Recommended for ages 6-12. 


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