Read to Reef Book List

Read to Reef Book List

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Want to read something different? You're not limited to the books on this list—ask the children's librarian at your Enoch Pratt Free Library branch for a recommendation!

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Read to Me

  • "Chesapeake ABC" by Priscilla Cummings
  • "Puffin Peter" by Petr Horáček
  • "All the Water in the World" by Ella Lyon
  • "Following Papa's Song" by Gianna Marino
  • "Life in a Coral Reef" by Wendy Pfeffer
  • "En el mar" by Roger Priddy
  • "Anywhere Farm" by Phyllis Root
  • "Swallow the Leader" by Kevin Sherry
  • "Octopus Alone" by Divya Srinivasan
  • "Bring on the Birds" by Susan Stockdale

Read Together

  • "My Visit to the Aquarium" by Aliki
  • "Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights" by W.H. Beck
  • "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon
  • "Mister Seahorse" by Eric Carle
  • "Turtles in My Sandbox" OR "Las tortugas en mi cajón de arena" by Jennifer Keats Curtis
  • "Frog Song" by Brenda Z. Guiberson
  • "The Earth Book" by Todd Parr
  • "Hello Ocean | Hola mar" by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • "A Bird is a Bird" by Lizzy Rockwell
  • "Flotsam" by David Wiesner

Read on My Own

  • "Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau" by Jennifer Berne
  • "Coral Reefs" by Jason Chin
  • "Follow the Moon Home" by Phillipe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson
  • "Moonlight Crab Count" OR "Contando los cangrejos herradura a la luz de la luna" by Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis
  • "¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! : descubriendo el bosque nublado | Olinguito, from A to Z! : Unveiling the Cloud Forest" by Lulu Delacre
  • "A Day in the Salt Marsh" OR "Un día en la marisma salada" by Kevin Kurtz
  • "Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle" by Claire A. Nivola
  • "One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia" by Miranda Paul
  • "What Happens to Our Trash" by D.J. Ward
  • "If Sharks Disappeared" by Lily Williams

Read for a Challenge

  • "Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor" by Robert Burleigh
  • "Coral Reefs" by Gail Gibbons
  • "Sea Slime" OR "Mucosa marina" by Ellen Prager
  • "Waterman's Boy" OR "Suspenso en la bahía" by Susan Sharpe
  • "The Secret Bay" by Kimberly Ridley
  • "Science Comics: Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean" by Maris Wicks
  • "How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming" by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch
  • "The Great White Shark Scientist" by Sy Montgomery
  • "Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life" by Jim Arnosky
  • "Octopuses!: Strange and Wonderful" by Kate Walker

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