Oceans and Islands Book List

Oceans and Island Books in our: 52 Weeks of Literature Series

  1. Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jule Vernes
  3. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
  4. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  5. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. The White Seal by Rudyard Kipling
  7. The Cruise of the Arctic Star by Scott O’Dell
  8. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Alternative Books I have added on previous Literature Rotations OR might be a great read for your Literature Journey.

  1. Moby Dick
  2. Paddle to the Sea
  3. Lalani of the Distant Sea by Erin Entrada Kelly
  4. The Jumbie God’s Revenge by Tracey Baptiste
  5. Island War by Patricia Reilly Giff (“Pearl Harbor Island”)
  6. Nation
  7. August Isle
  8. Orphan Island (9 children live on an island)
  9. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  10. Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink
  11. Shadow Island
  12. The Lost Tide Warriors
  13. The Seas Around Us by Rachel Carson
  14. War of the Whales
  15. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  16. The Reef by Iain McCalman
  17. Beyond the Bright Sea
  18. Ocean Hunters
  19. The Voyager of the Dawn Treader
  20. Loge From the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck

Preschool & Elementary Added Books

  1. I’ll Follow the Moon
  2. Caterpillar Summer
  3. Rainbow Fish
  4. I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
  5. Baby Beluga
  6. A House for Hermit Crab
  7. Mister Seahorse
  8. To the Sea
  9. Off & Away
  10. My Ocean is Blue
  11. Swashby and the Sea
  12. Surf’s Up
  13. The Ocean Calls
  14. Plankton is Pushy
  15. Coral Reefs by Jason Chin
  16. The Pout Pout Fish
  17. The Blue Whale
  18. Wave
  19. Commotion in the Ocean
  20. Deep in the Ocean
  21. Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark
  22. The Great Shark Escape (Magic School Bus Chapter Book)
  23. Always Remember *(loss of a loved one book)
  24. Inky’s Amazing Escape
  25. Flying Deep
  26. The Sinking of the Vasa
  27. Great White Shark Adventure
  28. Under the Sea
  29. Hello Lighthouse
  30. Storm Whale
  31. Boris and the Whale
  32. Sea Creatures from the Sky
  33. O is for ocean
  34. The Coral Kingdom
  35. Wild Orca
  36. Journey of the Pale Bear

Helpful Resources along the way. (Others will be included with each book post too.)

  1. Gather Round Homeschool “Oceans” Unit Study
  2. Marine Biology by The Good and the Beautiful
  3. Apologia: Swimming Creatures (We used just the textbook, but here is the book and journal.)
  4. Educational Posters, CDs, etc: Oceans
  5. Quiz or test center online
  6. Ocean Activities, craft patterns, coloring sheets, etc.
  7. Sea Activities and Printables
  8. Discovery Learning: Ocean
  9. Ocean STEM curriculum
  10. Ocean lesson plans for educators
  11. Smithsonian Ocean Webpage
  12. Homeschool Resources Post for free homeschooling resources
  13. Oceans, water and other poetry
  14. Sandy Beach Activities