Books about our Oceans

June 8 is World Oceans Day and we would like to celebrate this precious part of our planet by sharing a few stories, guides, and picture books that explore various aspects of conservation, exploration, and love of the ocean. 

Join us in exploring the ocean through books!

Explore the Wild Coast

Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal
by Gloria Snively
illustrated by Karen Gillmore
(Sam & Crystal have also explored the Rocky Shore and the Eelgrass Meadow)

High Tide, Low Tide: A Shoreline Activity Book
by Gloria Snively
illustrated by Karen Gillmore

Beckoned by the Sea


Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast
by Sylvia Taylor

Fishes of the Salish Sea: Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca
by Theodore Pietsch & James Wilder Orr
illustrated by Joseph R. Tomelleri

Secret Beaches of the Salish Sea: The Southern Gulf Islands
by Theo Dombrowski
(P.S. we have more Secret Beaches books for a variety of locations on the West Coast!)