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Share a Story: Ocean Storytime

Down in the ocean live all sorts of creatures. If you missed our Ocean themed storytime, have no fear! Swimmy fins and goggles are on their way--along with a peek at the stories we read and the fun flannel activity we did. Have fun having your own ocean party at home!

Stories from Storytime

Flash the fish by Paʼul Kor

"While exploring the ocean, a tiny silver fish named Flash meets a baby whale who has been separated from her parents and recruits his large family to help find them"--.

In the Ocean

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp,chomp, chomp, chomp,

chomp, chomp, chomp.

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp

All day long.


(repeat with these creatures)

The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch

The whale in the sea goes squirt, squirt, squirt

The clams in the sea go open and shut

The octopus in the sea goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

The seahorse in the sea rocks back and forth

The kids in the waves jump up and down

Introduces coral reefs and the animals that live there to young readers using simple, repetitive text and photographs, including seahorses, turtles, eels, and minnows.

More Ocean Stories

Presents the fates of six ocean dwellers, jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae, and describes how each of them is affected by human actions which are making the ocean warmer and more polluted.

Emma & the whale by Julie Case

Emma, a young girl with an affinity for the ocean, finds a baby whale beached on the shore and tries to save her.

Sea stars by Rebecca Pettiford

"Simple text and full-color photography introduce beginning readers to sea stars. Developed by literacy experts for students in kindergarten through third grade"--.