Dive deep into a world of wonder and discovery with our enchanting collection of children’s books set under the sea! Whether exploring colourful coral reefs in picture books, encountering friendly sea creatures in board books, or embarking on thrilling underwater adventures in chapter books, there’s something for every young adventurer. These children’s books about the oceans and the wonderful world below the waves are bound to entertain young readers!
All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.
Where’s Mr Narwhal?
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mr Narwhal?, you're on the look out for Mrs Octopus, Mr Turtle, Mrs Seahorse and Mr Narwhal herself!…Buy now
Listen to the Seaside
An internationally bestselling series of board books with amazing real-life sounds! What sounds do a seagull, a sea lion, a dolphin, a deep-sea diver, a boat and an otter make? Push the buttons to find out! Aimed at babies and toddlers, this ground-breaking series of interactive board books has a…Buy now
National Trust: Who’s Hiding at the Seaside?
A beautiful lift-the-flap board book from the National Trust for little nature lovers everywhere! There are lots of animals at the seaside, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under…Buy now
Can You Say It Too? Arf! Arf!
Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of seaside animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.Buy now
Sing Along With Me! A Sailor Went to Sea
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…Buy now
National Trust: Big Outdoors for Little Explorers: Seaside
Explore the big outdoors in these action-packed animal board books with sliders on every page. Published in collaboration with the National Trust, this brand new series of board books will inspire a love of nature in even the littlest of animal lovers. With vibrant artwork printed on white board, robust…Buy now
Pip and Posy, Where Are You? At the Seaside (A Felt Flaps Book)
A brand-new felt flap series, based on the bestselling picture books from Axel Scheffler and Camilla Reid. With five colourful felt flaps and rich artwork from Axel Scheffler, toddlers will love joining in a game of hide-and-seek with Pip and Posy. These robust little books will be loved by young…Buy now
National Trust: Sharks, Seahorses and other British Sea Creatures
A beautiful fact-filled sticker book perfect for nature lovers. The third in a glorious sticker book series created with the National Trust, this book is packed with facts about weird and wonderful sea creatures and their homes. With four pages of wildlife stickers and a spotter's guide to help identify…Buy now
I’m Thinking of a Sea Creature
Guess the animal from the clues, then pull a slider to reveal the answer! A brilliant non-fiction board book series perfect for little animal lovers. With vibrant energetic artwork and a friendly rhyming text, these interactive books are great for reading aloud. Each child is thinking of sea creature .…Buy now
National Trust: The Wide, Wide Sea
A lyrical and inspirational picture book about protecting nature from plastic pollution. When a young child forges a special connection with a seal on a trip to the seaside, their imagination takes them on an unforgettable journey. Through their eyes, we have a chance to explore everything the amazing beach…Buy now
National Trust: Look and Say What You See at the Seaside
A look-and-say seaside book for inquisitive little ones from the National Trust From seashells and sandcastles on the shore to starfish and seahorses underwater, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature around the town. With a 'Can you see?' strip across every…Buy now
National Trust: Look What I Found at the Seaside
Discover a world of wonder on a seaside stroll with this beautiful picture book from the National Trust. Chasing waves and having fun, water sparkling in the sun . . . Look what I found! A curly seashell. Inside it shines bright, like a pearl. Set off on an adventure…Buy now
Let’s Go Home, Baby Shark
Help the baby animals find their way home in this fun new sliding counter series! Meet shark, crab, octopus and puffin - four adorable baby animals who are lost at sea! With easy-to-use moving parts and four unique tracks to develop hand-eye coordination and concentration, babies and toddlers will enjoy…Buy now
Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Ocean
Crazy underwater creatures in this bonkers book of mixed-up animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle! With over 121 possible creations,…Buy now
Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Scruffy Sea Otter
Zoe is SO excited when Great Uncle Horace brings THREE gorgeous sea otter pups to live at the Rescue Zoo! The orphaned pups are very fluffy and cheeky - and the youngest pup, Sasha, is the cheekiest and fluffiest of all. Zoe uses her special skills to talk to the…Buy now
The Grunts all at Sea
The second in the hilarious series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author Philip Ardagh and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. Mr Grunt's a man with a mission. He has to get a Person of Great Importance (or POGI) to someone called Mrs Bayliss by the twenty-fifth. Alive and…Buy now
A Seal Pup Called Pearl
The thirteenth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and…Buy now