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Exciting Children’s Books for World Oceans Day

Dive into a celebration of our planet’s vast and awe-inspiring oceans with our curated collection of the best children’s books for World Oceans Day. From the mysteries of marine life to the importance of ocean conservation, these stories not only captivate young readers but also inspire a deep appreciation for the blue heart of our planet. These books are great for kids of all ages, with picture books and board books to inspire kids from 0 to 12!

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Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Ocean

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
2-5
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,…
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Bizzy Bear: Deepsea Diver

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Today, Bizzy Bear is off in his yellow submarine for an exciting underwater adventure! Little readers will love helping him descend into the ocean, avoid the…
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National Trust: Sharks, Seahorses and other British Sea Creatures

Illustrated by Nikki Dyson
2-5
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…
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Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong!

Written by Dr Nick Crumpton Illustrated by Gavin Scott
7-9
Shark fans will quickly become shark experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on an animal book! Do you know all there is to know about sharks? They're all giant, cold-blooded creatures that enjoy eating humans, right? Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But…
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Mermaid Academy: Isla and Bubble

Written by Julie Sykes & Linda Chapman Illustrated by Lucy Truman
7-9
Mermazing action-packed underwater adventures for young readers. Beautifully illustrated throughout and with a glittery cover! From the authors and illustrator of the bestselling Unicorn Academy series. Hidden deep beneath the waves is Mermaid Academy, a magical school where mermaids are paired with their very own dolphin and must discover their…
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National Trust: The Wide, Wide Sea

Written by Anna Wilson Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
2-5
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…
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I’m Thinking of a Sea Creature

Written by Adam Guillain & Charlotte Guillain Illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti
2-5
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 .…
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Sing Along With Me! A Sailor Went to Sea

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
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…
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National Trust: Big Outdoors for Little Explorers: Seaside

Illustrated by Anne-Kathrin Behl
0-2
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…
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National Trust: Go Wild at the Seaside

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Rachael Saunders
9-12
A seaside guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure. This pocket-sized adventure guide teaches young adventurers about all the fun you can have at the seaside: what to pack, how to spot sea creatures and wildlife, how to catch a fish and much, much more! Children…
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National Trust: Look What I Found at the Seaside

Written by Moira Butterfield Illustrated by Jesús Verona
2-5
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…
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The Boy Who Met a Whale

Written by Nizrana Farook
9-12
From the author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant comes another brilliant escapade. A thrilling adventure set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril and kidnap and a huge blue whale! Razi, a local fisherboy, is watching turtle eggs hatch when he sees a boat bobbing into view. With…
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Let’s Go Home, Baby Shark

Written by Carolina Búzio
2-5
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…
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Where’s Mr Narwhal?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
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!…
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Press Out and Decorate: Narwhals and Mermaids

Illustrated by Kate McLelland
2-5
Make your own beautiful, 3D decorations with this board book of press-out narwhals, mermaids and more! Each press-out piece is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to decorate. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create three-dimensional ornaments or threaded together to…
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