Oceans for Kids


California Academy of Sciences Library


A to Z Kids Stuff Ocean


Some art projects, songs and fingerplay, and other creative ideas surrounding an ocean are provided.


ChildFun Ocean Activities


More songs and art projects for kids.


Fish FAQ


Do you have a question about fish?  This list of questions and answers can help you find great information!


International Year of the Ocean


 Links to other sites, games, information, and more are available at this site.




Would you like to be a marine biologist?  How about find out the meanings to words that scientists use when they talk?  This site provides a lot of information!


Monterey Bay Aquarium Kids E-Q


Find out about animals who live in Monterey Bay, play games, learn about careers in sciences, and more.


Ocean Animal Printouts


This is a great site for entertaining information and coloring fun!


Ocean Collection for Kids


Learn about life in the oceans, habitats, and other ocean related topics.


Ocean Planet: Fact Sheets


Fact sheets on each ocean are available, including how big and where to find it.


Oceans Alive!


 A great deal of information, all in one place.


Planet Ocean


Animals that live in the ocean are highlighted at this web site.


Temperate Oceans – What’s it Like Where You Live?


Access to links, animals, frequently asked questions, and more.


Under the Sea


A second grade class has put together a site all about the oceans and the animals that live in them.



Aquarium Bibliography



Coral Reef Bibliography



Gray Whale Bibliography



Marine Mammals Bibliography



Oceans Bibliography



Pacific Sea Turtles Bibliography



Penguins for Kids Bibliography



Sharks Bibliography



Sharks for Kids Bibliography



Steinhart Aquarium Home Page




En Aguas Profundas. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, c1993. Pub Juv GC65 .E5 1993.


Baker, Lucy. Los Océanos. Madrid: Ediciones SM, c1990. Biodiv Juv QH541.5 .S3 B3418 1990.


Baldwin, Robert F.  This is the Sea That Feeds Us.  Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, c1998.  Pub Juv QH541.5 .S3 B35 1998.


Barner, Bob. Fish Wish. New York: Holiday House, c2000. Pub Juv QL125 .B37 2000.


Bowden, Joan Chase. Why the Tides Ebb and Flow. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Pub Juv PZ8.1 .B665 Wh 1979.


Bramwell, Martyn.   The Simon & Schuster Young Readers' Book of Planet Earth.  New York:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1992.  Pub Juv  QB631.4 .B73 1992.


Brenner, Barbara and Bernice Chardiet. Where’s that Fish? New York: Scholastic, c1994. Pub Juv QL617.2 .B74 1994.


Burton, Jane. Coral Reef. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1992. Pub Juv QL125 .B87 1992.


Chinery, Michael. Ocean Animals. New York: Random House, 1992. Pub Juv QL122.2 .C55 1992.


Collard, Sneed B. Sea Snakes. Honesdale, PA: Bell Books/Boyds Mills Press; [New York?]: Distributed by St. Martin's Press, 1993. Pub Juv QL122.2 .C55 1992.


Conway, Ket Tom and Pam Armstrong. Young Explorer’s Guide to Undersea Life. Monterey, CA: Monterey Bay Aquarium Press, [1996]. Biodiv Juv QL122.2 .C66 1996.


Corals: The Sea's Great Builders. New York: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1992. Pub Juv QL377 .C5 C68 1992.


Cranston, Bob. Ripley's Big, Weird & Dangerous Fish. Orlando, FL: Ripley Entertainment, Inc., c1999. Pub Juv QL617.2 .C72 1999.


Doubilet, Anne. Under the Sea from A to Z. New York: Crown, c1991. Pub Juv QL122.2 .D68 1991.


Fine, John Christopher. Oceans in Peril. New York: Atheneum, 1987. Pub Juv GC1085 .F56 1987.


Kiesler, Kate. Fishing for a Dream: Ocean Lullabies and Night Verses. New York: Clarion Books, c1999. Pub Juv PR1195 .L8 F57 1999.


Freymann, Saxton. One Lonely Seahorse. New York: A.A. Levine Books, 2000. Pub Juv QA113 .F73 2000.


Ganeri, Anita. The Oceans Atlas. London; New York: Dorling Kindersley, c1994. Pub Juv GC21.5 .G35 1994.


The Garibaldi: Fish of the Pacific. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1992. Pub Juv QL638 .P77 G3713 1992.


El Garibaldi: Pez del Pacífico. Madrid: SM Saber, c1992. Pub Juv QL638 .P77 G3718 1992.


Hare, Tony. La Polución de los Mares. Madrid: Ediciones SM, c1990. Biodiv Juv GC1085 .H3718 1990.


Heller, Ruth. How to Hide an Octopus & Other Sea Creatures. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1985. Pub Juv QL122.2 .H45 1985.


Jaspersohn, William. A Day in the Life of a Marine Biologist. Boston: Little, Brown, c1982. Pub Juv QH91.45 .J37 1982.


Jennings, Terry J. Mares y Costas. Madrid: SM, c1987. Pub Juv QH91.16 .J4618 1987.


Kempton, Kate. The World Beyond the Waves: An Environmental Adventure. Santa Monica, CA: Portunus Publishing, c1995. Biodiv Juv PZ7 .K295 Wor 1995.


Kite, L. Patricia. The Crab. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1994. Pub Juv QL444 .M33 K54 1994.


Kite, L. Patricia. The Jellyfish. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1993. Pub Juv QL377 .S4 K62 1993.


Kite, L. Patricia. The Octopus. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 1993. Pub Juv QL430.3 .O2 K57 1993.


Kite, L. Patricia. The Sea Slug. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1994. Pub Juv QL430.4 .K57 1994.


Knight, Linsay. Under the Sea. [Alexandria, Va.]: Time-Life Books, c1995. Pub Juv GC21.5 .U53 1995.


Kopp, Kathy. Sea Life: Coloring Book. Monterey, CA: Monterey Bay Aquarium, c1996. Pub Juv QH91.17 .K66 1996.


Ling, Mary. Asombrosos Peces. Madrid: Bruño, c1991. Pub Juv QL617.2 .L5618 1991.


Lionni, Leo. Fish is Fish. New York: Dragonfly Books, [199-?]. Pub Juv QL617.2 .L565 1990z.


Lionni, Leo. Nadarín. Barcelona: Editorial Lumen, 1988. Pub Juv PZ76.3 .L56 1988.


Malnig, Anita. Where the Waves Break: Life at the Edge of the Sea. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, c1985. Pub Juv QH95.7 .M347 1985.


Markle, Sandra. Pioneering Ocean Depths. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1995. Pub Juv GC65 .M34 1995.


Marshak, Suzanna. I Am the Ocean. New York: Arcade Pub., c1991. Pub Juv GC21.5 .M373 1991.


Melander-Magoon, Karen. Reefs. Middletown, CA: K. Melander-Magoon, c1996. Biodiv Juv QH541.5 .C7 M44 1996.


Pallotta, Jerry. Underwater Counting: Even Numbers. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, c2001. Pub Juv QL122.2 .P356 2001.


Palmer, Joy. Oceans. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1993. Pub Juv GC21.5 .P35 1993.


Parker, Steve. La Orilla del Mar. Madrid: Altea, c1990. Pub Juv QH95.7 .P3718 1991.


Parker, Steve. Los Peces. Madrid: Altea, c1992. Pub Juv QL617.2 .P3718 1992.


Pfister, Marcus. The Rainbow Fish. New York: North-South Books, 1992. Pub Juv QL617.2 .P4413 1992.


Pratt, Kristin Joy. A Swim Through the Sea.  Nevada City, CA:  Dawn Publications, c1994.  Pub Juv  QH541.5 .S3 P64 1994.


Rius, María. Life in the Sea. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, c1987. Biodiv Juv QH541.5 .S3 R5813 1987.


Rius, María.  La Vida en el Mar. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Series, 1987. Biodiv Juv QH541.5 .S3 R58 1987.


Sharth, Sharon. Sea Jellies: From Corals to Jellyfish. New York: Franklin Watts, c2002. Pub Juv QL375.6 .S52 2001.


Simon, Seymour. How to be an Ocean Scientist in Your Own Home. New York: J.B. Lippincott, c1988. Pub Juv GC21.5 .S56 1988.


Simon, Seymour.  Oceans.  New York, NY:  Morrow Junior Books, c1990. Pub Juv  GC21.5 .S58 1990


Svarney, Thomas E. The Handy Ocean Answer Book. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, c2000.  Biodiv REF GC28 .S88 2000.


Swanson, Diane. Safari Beneath the Sea: The Wonder World of the North Pacific Coast. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books for Children, c1994. Pub Juv QH104.4 .P32 S83 1994.


Tyler, Diane M. and James C. Tyler.  Oceans: A Fact-filled Coloring Book.  Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, c1990. Pub Juv QH91.16 .T94 1990.


Walker, Sally M. Sea Horses. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, c1999. Pub Juv QL638 .S9 W35 1999.


Wu, Norbert. A City Under the Sea: Life in a Coral Reef. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1996. Pub Juv QH95.8 .W8 1996.


Wu, Norbert. Fish Faces. New York: Holt, c1993. Pub Juv QL617.2 .W82 1993.


Yolen, Jane. Sea Watch: A Book of Poetry. New York: Philomel Books, c1996. Pub Juv PS3575 .O43 S43 1996.



Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Ocean. [Redmond, WA?]: Microsoft Home, c1995.  Pub AV/Multimedia  QH91.16 .S36 1995.

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