The engaging picture books in this Water Animal Themed Booklist for kids, take a look at all the different animals that are found under water as well as both in and out of water.
Water Animal Themed Booklist for kids
Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Hooray for Fish! Paddle along with Little Fish on an underwater tour of friends spotty and stripy, happy and gripy, hairy and scary, even curly whirly and twisty twirly.
Mister Seahorse, by Eric Carle
Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs on Mr. Seahorse’s belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater dads caring for their babies.
The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister
The Rainbow Fish is the most beautiful fish in the ocean with his shimmering scales. But the Rainbow Fish is also the loneliest fish in the ocean. He needs to learn that sharing is caring.
A House for Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle
Young readers relate with Hermit Crab as he grows out of one house after another and searches for the perfect home. Children who must change schools, move to a new town, or even graduate to a new grade in school will take heart as they see that growing up isn’t really so scary after all.
Commotion in the Ocean, by Giles Andreae
Children will delight in the fun rhymes and colorful illustrations about whales, walruses, penguins, polar bears, stingrays, and sharks and their commotion in the ocean.
Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean, by National Geographic
These colorful pages will includes high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures.
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea, by Jan Peck
Explore the deep blue sea with this brave little diver.
Fish Eyes, by Lois Ehlert
With cutout fish eyes to touch and an energetic fish friend to guide them, young readers will dive into counting. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even notice they’re learning!
Barry, The Fish With Fingers, by Sue Hendra
Life under the sea can be as dull as dishwater, until Barry arrives. See, Barry is a fish with fingers! And fingers mean finger puppets, finger painting, knitting, counting to ten, tickling, and all sorts of fun things. It isn’t long before all of the other fish want fingers, too. Life under the sea will never be the same again. . . .
Swimmy, by Leo Lionni
Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.
O is for Orca, by Andrea Helman
Stunning color wildlife and nature photographs teaches young children the alphabet while giving them a sense of appreciation about the bounty of nature. A is for Auklet. F is for Fir Tree, H is for Haida Totem Pole, and so many more.
Secret Seahorse, by Stella Blackstone
An elusive seahorse is followed as he swims through different watery environments. He meets sea anemones, crabs, starfish, eels and a variety of fish.
Baby Beluga, by Raffi
An adorable baby whale swims through a busy day at sea.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, by Bernard Waber
Everyone in the neighborhood loves Lyle the crocodile—except for a cranky neighbor and his nervous cat! Can lovable Lyle make everything right with his grumpy neighbors?
Ten Little Fish, by Audrey Wood
Follow ten little fish as they swim along a beautiful ocean reef, one by one departing from the school for different reasons, eventually leaving one fellow all alone. What will he do? Along comes another, and that makes two!
I’ll Follow the Moon, by Stephanie Lisa Tara
A lyrical tale that traces a baby sea turtle as she hatches from a nest underneath the sandy beach and digs her way up into the soft night. Instinctively, she follows the flickering moonlight and crawls home to the sea. This sweet and endearing book will make for perfect bedtime reading.
One Tiny Turtle, by Nicola Davies
Far out at sea lives a mysterious creature, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs — the very same beach where she herself was born.
10 Reasons to love a turtle, by Catherine Barr
Children will discover ten reasons why turtles are amazing and five ways they can love them.
Trout, Trout, Trout! A Fish Chant, by April Pulley Sayre
Wacky, bold illustrations add plenty of humor, and accurately depict dozens of freshwater fish. This unique concept teaches kids the names of fish in an entertaining way.
Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! by April Pulley Sayre
Readers are introduced to the life of a sea turtle. From the tiny hatchlings being born on the shores of Florida to the turtles making their way through the sea, to their journey back to lay eggs of their own years later.
Fish School, by Nancy Poydar
Charlie tries to teach his pet goldfish by taking him to school and to the aquarium on a class trip. fish.
See You Later, Alligator, by Sally Hopgood
A departing tortoise has his bags packed and is almost ready to set out on an adventure, but he can’t leave until he says good-bye to each of his animal friends. The tortoise stops for every last mouse and bumblebee, shouting his rhyming good-byes, making you wonder if, perhaps, he’s stalling the start of his trip.