Marine Biology

Recommended Read-Alouds

Some of the lessons include optional read-aloud storybooks that may be read to the children at any point during the lesson. The lessons include all of the information necessary for the children to learn and understand the unit concepts. The optional read-aloud books are suggested as additional information to complement the unit if you choose. Note: Not all lessons have suggested read-alouds.

The books listed can typically be purchased online or found at your local library. A printable list is available within the science unit and a visual list is provided below for your convenience.  Click the pictures below to view details or purchase via Amazon.

Lesson 1 – Ocean Characteristics


A Day in the Deep by Kevin Kurtz

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4


I Wonder Why the Sea is Salty by Anita Ganeri Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


Lesson 3 – Marine Life


Ocean Animals by Laaren BrownNonfiction

Interest level K-6


Lesson 4 – Coral Reefs


Coral Reefs: A Whole New World Under the Sea by Baby ProfessorNonfiction

Interest level 2-6


Coral Reefs by Steve Parker

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


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Lesson 5 – Marine Invertebrates: Part 1


A House for Hermit Crab by Eric CarleFiction

Interest level K-4


Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes

Fiction

Interest level K-3


Star of the Sea by Janet Halfmann

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4


Jellyfish (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals) by Louise Spilsbury

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 6 – Marine Invertebrates: Part 2


Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen WallaceNonfiction

Interest level K-6


Giant Squid: Mystery of the Deep by Jennifer Dussling

Biography

Interest level K-5



An Octopus is Amazing by Patricia Lauber

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

Lesson 7 – Marine Reptiles


Follow the Moon Home by Philippe CousteauNonfiction

Interest level K-6


Turtles in My Sandbox by Jennifer Keats Curtis

Nonfiction

Interest level K-5


One Tiny Turtle by Nicola DaviesNonfiction

Interest level K-6


Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! by April Pulley Sayre

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4



Sea Turtle (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals) by Louise Spilsbury

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3

Lesson 8 – Fish


Swimmy by Leo LionniFiction

Interest level K-3


Sea Horse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


The Rainbow Fish by Marcus PfisterFiction

Interest level K-6


What’s It Like to Be a Fish by Wendy Pfeffer

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Lesson 9 – Sharks


Shark Baby by Ann DownerFiction

Interest level K-4

 

If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4


Lesson 10 – Marine Mammals: Part 1


Ocean Seasons by Ron HirschiNonfiction

Interest level K-6


Oceans by Johnna Rizzo

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


Lesson 11 – Marine Mammals: Part 2


Big Blue Whale by Nicola DaviesNonfiction

Interest level K-6

Amazing Giant Sea Creatures by DK

Nonfiction

Interest level K-3


Dive, Dolphin by Shira Evans

Nonfiction

Interest level K-1


Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4


Dolphins by Seymour Simon

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6

 


Our Amazing World: Whales by Kay de Silva

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6


Little Gray’s Great Migration by Marta LindseyFiction

Interest level K-4


Our Amazing World: Dolphins by Kay de Silva

Nonfiction

Interest level 2-6


Whales: The Gentle Giants by Joyce Milton

Nonfiction

Interest level K-5


Lesson 12 – Marine Birds and Animal Reports

A Day in the Salt Marsh by Kevin Kurtz

Fiction

Interest level K-4

The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

Henry the Impatient Heron by Donna Love

Fiction

Interest level K-4

If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor

Nonfiction

Interest level K-2


High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs by Lisa Kahn Schnell

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6

Lesson 13 – Ocean Exploration

Super Submarines by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Nonfiction

Interest level K-4

Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh

Nonfiction

Interest level K-6


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