Oceans, Sharks, and Marine Life Booklist

Summertime often means family trips to the beach, and a beach trip provides a great opportunity for summer learning. If you’re planning a trip to the beach, visiting the beach, or just wishing you were heading for the beach, these books will help you learn all about oceans, sharks, and other marine life with the kids. There are also some additional unit study and lapbooking resources listed. And if you want to create your own unit study with these resources, you can pick up a free unit study planner here.

Oceans, sharks, and marine life books for kids

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Picture Books

National Geographic Kids Everything Sharks: All the shark facts, photos, and fun that you can sink your teeth into

Oceans Of The World In Color: Marine Life and Oceanography for Children

Little Pirate: Is a Shark a Fish?

Sharks: Amazing Pictures and Facts About Sharks (Let’s Learn About)

DK Eyewitness Books: Fish

What’s It Like to Be a Fish? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

DK Eyewitness Books: Ocean

The Ocean Alphabet Book

National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures

I Wonder Why the Sea Is Salty: And Other Questions About the Oceans

Early Readers

How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book)

Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)

Shark Attack! (Ready, Freddy! #24)

Whales: The Gentle Giants


Tentacles!: Tales of the Giant Squid

Giant Squid: Mystery of the Deep

What Lives in a Shell?


About the Ocean (We Both Read)

Chapter Books

High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House 28)

Stink and the Shark Sleepover

Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House, No. 9)

Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #9: Dolphins and Sharks: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Dark Day in the Deep Sea (Magic Tree House)

Oceans, sharks, and marine life books for kids

Accompanying Resources

Sharks Workbook

All About Sharks Literacy Activities

Sharks Lapbook from Hands of a Child

Sharks Unit Study

Shark Facts Copywork

Free Fish and Fishing Lapbook from Homeschool Share

Free Shark Unit Study from Living Montessori Now

Are you planning a trip to the beach? Do you have any favorite ocean, shark and marine life books? Share in the comments!

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