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Mister Seahorse

After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs, in a story that includes a "hide-and-seek" feature with acetate overlays. Recommended for ages 4-8.

   
Mister Seahorse

Eric Carle
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Car)

After Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse's belly, he drifts through the water, greeting other fish fathers who are taking care of their eggs, in a story that includes a "hide-and-seek" feature with acetate overlays. Recommended for ages 4-8.


Oceans of Possibilities!

A Beach Tail

When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back. Recommended for ages 3-7.

   
A Beach Tail

Karen Lynn Williams
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Wil)

When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail--and a trail to follow back. Recommended for ages 3-7.


Oceans of Possibilities!

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

Wanting to follow in the footsteps of her free-diving haenyeo grandmother, a young Korean girl dutifully consumes her grandmother's strength-building abalone porridge and practices her breath control before suiting up and overcoming fears to make remarkable discoveries. Recommended for ages 6-9.

   
The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story

Tina Cho
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Cho)

Wanting to follow in the footsteps of her free-diving haenyeo grandmother, a young Korean girl dutifully consumes her grandmother's strength-building abalone porridge and practices her breath control before suiting up and overcoming fears to make remarkable discoveries. Recommended for ages 6-9.


Oceans of Possibilities!

Swashby and the Sea

No-nonsense Captain Swashby is used to the sea meeting all of his needs and when, after his retirement, new neighbors disturb his solitary life, the sea helps in just the right way. Recommended for ages 4-8.

   
Swashby and the Sea

Beth Ferry
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Fer)

No-nonsense Captain Swashby is used to the sea meeting all of his needs and when, after his retirement, new neighbors disturb his solitary life, the sea helps in just the right way. Recommended for ages 4-8.


Oceans of Possibilities!

Flotsam

While scouring the beach for flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore--a young science enthusiast stumbles upon an old underwater camera that contains secrets from beneath the sea. Winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal. Recommended for ages 5-9.

   
Flotsam

David Wiesner
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Wie)

While scouring the beach for flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore--a young science enthusiast stumbles upon an old underwater camera that contains secrets from beneath the sea. Winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal. Recommended for ages 5-9.


Oceans of Possibilities!

We Are Water Protectors

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption. Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal. Recommended for ages 5-9.

   
We Are Water Protectors

Carole Lindstrom
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Lin)

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption. Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal. Recommended for ages 5-9.


Oceans of Possibilities!

The Ocean in Your Bathtub

The award-winning creators of A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars combine child-friendly artwork with engaging facts to explain the importance of recycling and the integral relationship between the ocean and life on Earth. Recommended for ages 5-9.

   
The Ocean in Your Bathtub

Seth Fishman
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 551.46 Fis)

The award-winning creators of A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars combine child-friendly artwork with engaging facts to explain the importance of recycling and the integral relationship between the ocean and life on Earth. Recommended for ages 5-9.


Oceans of Possibilities!

Cats are a Liquid

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text pay tribute to cats and their resemblance to a liquid. Includes facts about states of matter and directions for making oobleck.

   
Cats are a Liquid

Rebecca Donnelly
Ej Don

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text pay tribute to cats and their resemblance to a liquid. Includes facts about states of matter and directions for making oobleck.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Words to Make a Friend: A Story in Japanese and English

When a young Japanese girl moves into her new house, she is happy to see a girl her age playing in the snow just outside her window. The only problem is the Japanese girl doesn't speak English and the American girl doesn't speak Japanese. But each girl's love of the snow teaches them that they don't need to speak the same language to have fun!

   
Words to Make a Friend: A Story in Japanese and English

Donna Jo Napoli
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Nap)

When a young Japanese girl moves into her new house, she is happy to see a girl her age playing in the snow just outside her window. The only problem is the Japanese girl doesn't speak English and the American girl doesn't speak Japanese. But each girl's love of the snow teaches them that they don't need to speak the same language to have fun!


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