When I began this series, I wasn't sure where it would take me. Of course, I want each post to assist teachers and other readers of the series to find great books to include in their classroom libraries, but I never realized how much I would learn too.
In high school, my biology class took a field trip to the coast of Connecticut and we spent the day on a fishing boat discussing the various marine life in the area. I was completely enthralled by the trip and always thought it would be cool to be a marine biologist. Though that never became a part of my career path, I have always maintained an interest in and a love for the ocean and marine life.
Today, listed below is over 25 titles written in different styles and also geared towards a range of reading levels. Some of the books are great for their photographs and others can be used as a read aloud or a reference, while others will draw students into shared reading experiences as they call others over to see what they have discovered.
This time I am taking a slightly different approach and instead of focusing on individual authors, I have grouped some titles together. Below are 28 titles and really this is just a small number of titles that are out there. I realize that I have so many more books to read it this area and to expand beyond the parts of the ocean that I naturally gravitate towards, but this list will certainly get you started.
National Geographic Kids - There are so many amazing titles by National Geographic Kids that it is best just to go browse on their website. I have enjoyed everyone of their titles.
Scientists in the Field - This is an amazing series with so many wonderful titles. Check out the website for the series and all of the titles including the six listed below.
For several more titles beyond what I included here, check out the following posts by Carrie Gelson: Life in the Deep Blue Sea | Ocean Wonders: 20 Nonfiction Picture Books About Sea Life
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