Thursday, February 5, 2015

Children's Books for Sea Week

Sea Week is coming up and teachers and parents might be looking for great books that fit the marine theme. I've included new books, books that might be out of print but they should still be in your library, and mostly NZ and Australian titles. You'll also find some online resources that you can download for free:

Non-Fiction
All about NZs Sea Life by Dave Gunson (New Holland)
All about NZs Sea Shore by Dave Gunson (New Holland)
At the Beach by Gillian Candler & Ned Barraud (Craig Potton)
Dolphins Down Under by Liz Slooten & Steve Dawson (Otago University Press)
I am a dolphin by Barbara Todd & Helen Taylor (New Holland)
I am a Penguin by Barbara Todd & Helen Taylor (New Holland)
I am a Seal by Barbara Todd & Helen Taylor (New Holland)
I am a Whale by Barbara Todd & Helen Taylor (New Holland)
Know your NZ Fishes by Jenny & Tony Enderby (New Holland)
New Zealand Shore & Sea Life by Dave Gunson (New Holland)
Real-size guide to the New Zealand Rocky Shore by Gillian & Darryl Torckler (Random)
Save our Seas by Maria Gill, illustrated by Vivienne Lingard (New Holland)
The Kiwi Fossil Hunter's Handbook by James Crampton & Marianna Terezow (Random)
Under the ocean by Gillian Candler & Ned Barraud (Craig Potton)

Picture Book
Gilbert in deep by Jane Clarke & Charles Fuge (Koala Books)
Marmadule Duck and the wide blue seas by Juliette MacIver, illo Sarah Davis (Scholastic)
Sea Secrets by Dawn McMillan, illo by Julia Crouth (Reed)
Sydney and the Whalebird by David Elliot (Random)
The Fierce little woman and the wicked pirate by Joy Cowley, illo Sarah Davis (Gecko)
The Last of Maui's Dolphins by Maria Gill, illustrated by Bruce Potter (New Holland)
The Three Fishing Brothers Gruff by Ben Galbraith (Hodder)
The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera, illo Bruce Potter (Penguin)
The House that went to sea by Melinda Szymanik, illo Gabriella Klepatski
The man who loved the sea by Tracy Duncan, illo Jonathan Huntley

Creative Non-fiction
Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies, illo Nick Maland (Walker)
Cat on the island by Gary Crew, illo Gillian Warden (Angus & Robertson)
Meet Captain Cook by Rae Murdie Illo Chris Nixon (Random)
Motiti Blue and the oil spill by Debbie McCauley
One Small Island by Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch (Penguin)
The Fantastic Undersea life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino (Knopf)

Series
Animal Planet Series (Weldon Owen)
Nature Storybooks (Walker Books)

Myths and Legends

More resources here:
http://seaweek.org.nz/
http://seaweek.org.nz/resources-downloads/
http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/events-and-awards/national-events/seaweek/
http://www.mariagill.co.nz/pdf/save_our_seas_teaching_resource.pdf
http://www.mariagill.co.nz/pdf/care_for_our_coast.pdf
http://www.sirpeterblaketrust.org/
http://www.kcc.org.nz/news/get-ready-celebrate-our-ocean-kaitiaki-seaweek



2 comments:

David Ling said...

The House That Went to Sea - picture book by Melinda Szymanik and Gabriella Klepatski (Duck Creek)

Angela Soutar said...

The man who loved the sea,
Whalerider
The silent one, Joy Cowley
many Maori and Pacific myths and legends.


many many titles for children thankfully.