Read to Reef Book List

Read to Reef Book List

Underwater worlds are waiting.
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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!


  • "ABC Oceans" by American Museum of Natural History
  • "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
  • "I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean" by Kevin Sherry
  • "Octopus Alone" by Divya Srinivasan
  • "Bring on the Birds" by Susan Stockdale
  • "En el mar" by Rodger Priddy
  • "Anywhere Farm" by Phyllis Root

Read Together

  • "My Visit to the Aquarium" by Aliki
  • "The Earth and I" by Frank Asch
  • "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon
  • "Mister Seahorse" by Eric Carle
  • "Turtles in My Sandbox" by Jennifer Keats Curtis OR "Las Tortugas en Mi Cajón de Arena" by Jennifer Keats Curtis
  • "Octopuses One to Ten" by Ellen Jackson
  • "Green Green: A Community Gardening Story" by Marie Lamba
  • "About Fish | Sobra los Pesces" by Cathryn Sill
  • "Water Is Water" by Miranda Paul

Read on My Own

  • "Moonlight Crab Count" OR "Contando los cangrejos herradura a la luz de la luna" by Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis
  • "Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau" by Jennifer Berne
  • "A House for Hermit Crab" OR "Una casa par el cangrejo ermitano" by Eric Carle
  • "Coral Reefs" by Jason Chin
  • "Follow the Moon Home" by Phillipe Cousteau
  • "¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! : descubriendo el bosque nublado" or "Olinguito, from A to Z! : unveiling the cloud forest" by Lulu Delacre
  • "A Day in the Salt Marsh" by Kevin Kurtz
  • "Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugine Clark" by Heather Lang
  • "Over and Under the Pond" by Kate Messner
  • "Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle" by Claire A. Nivola

Read for a Challenge

  • "Rivers of Sunlight" by Molly Bang
  • "The New Ocean" by Bryn Barnard
  • "Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor" by Robert Burleigh
  • "Coral Reefs" by Gail Gibbons
  • "Water Rolls, Water Rises" | El agua rueda, el agua sube" by Robert Burleigh
  • "Sea Slime" by Ellen Prager
  • "Waterman’s Boy" OR "Suspenso en la Bahía" by Susan Sharpe
  • "One Well: The Story of Water on Earth" by Rochelle Strauss
  • "The Secret Bay" by Kimberly Ridley
  • "Science Comics: Coral Reefs Cities of the Ocean" by Maris Wicks

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