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!


  • "Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights" by W.H. Beck
  • "Puffin Peter" by Petr Horáček
  • "We’re Roaming in the Rainforest" by Laurie Krebs
  • "Breathe" by Scott Magoon
  • "Following Papa’s Song" by Gianna Marino
  • "Life in a Coral Reef" by Wendy Pfeffer
  • "Water Can Be" by Laura Purdie Salas
  • "I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean" by Kevin Sherry
  • "Octopus Alone" by Divya Srinivasan
  • "Bring on the Birds" by Susan Stockdale

Read Together

  • "My Visit to the Aquarium" by Aliki
  • "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon
  • "Mister Seahorse" by Eric Carle
  • "Turtles in My Sandbox" by Jennifer Keats Curtis
  • "Frog Song" by Brenda Z. Guiberson
  • "Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish" by Janet Halfmann
  • "Octopuses One to Ten" by Ellen Jackson
  • "Otters Love to Play" by Jonathan London
  • "Water Is Water" by Miranda Paul
  • "A Bird is a Bird" by Lizzy Rockwell

Read on My Own

  • "Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau" by Jennifer Berne
  • "Coral Reefs" by Jason Chin
  • "¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! : descubriendo el bosque nublado" or "Olinguito, from A to Z! : unveiling the cloud forest" by Lulu Delacre
  • "The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea" by Brenda Z. Guiberson
  • "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
  • "Looking Closely Along the Shore" by Frank Serafini
  • "High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs" by Lisa Kahn Schnell
  • "A Place for Fish" by Melissa Stewart
  • "What Happens to Our Trash?" by D.J. Ward

Read for a Challenge

  • "Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor" by Robert Burleigh
  • "How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming" by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch
  • "Coral Reefs" by Gail Gibbons
  • "Journey Into the Deep: discovering new ocean creatures" by Rebecca L. Johnson
  • "The Great White Shark Scientist" by Sy Montgomery
  • "Octopuses!: strange and wonderful" by Laurence Pringle
  • "The Secret Pool" by Kimberly Ridley
  • "Waterman’s Boy | Suspenso en la Bahía" by Susan Sharpe
  • "One Well: The Story of Water on Earth" by Rochelle Strauss
  • "Fish Facts" by Geoff Swinney

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