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Valens, Evans
Topple, the long-finned herring, learns that his difference is actually a blessing. He learns from another long-finned herring that he can fly, and in turn his seemingly unlucky fins save his life.

Montresor, Beni
There are many different kinds of houses in different places with different people living in them. They can be made with many different materials, but be careful, because you never know what might happen to your house!

Flack, Marjorie
There are many, many different kinds of boats that float down the river. The river comes from the mountains, by the city, and out to the sea.

Lobel, Anita
Nini the cat takes an exciting journey in which he discovers the concepts of color, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Nini sees a different colored pair of shoes each day of the week, explores a variety of activities during each month of the year, and counting the sights that surround the sea where he finally comes to one hundred stars and one moon lighting up the sky around the lighthouse.

Pfister, Marcus
Rainbow Fish and his friends are playing flash-tag with their shiny scales. When a striped fish comes to play, they won't let him join their game. Suddenly a shark appears, so Rainbow Fish and his friends risk their lives to save the lonely striped fish.

Brinckloe, Julie
Two brothers, Alvin and Calvin Rhyme, become bored with their daily routine so they decide to trade professions. When they realize that they prefer their own jobs, the brothers return to their original professions after an exciting day of doing something different.

Taylor, Mark
This is a story about a man who had no experience on a ship. When he was forced to sail, he ruined everything. However, in the end, he managed to save the ship with his musical talent.

Mordivnoff, Nicolas
Terii dreams of growing bigger so he can become a pearl-shell diver like his Uncle Teopu. Uncle Teopu always tells Terii that he will grow bigger when Teopu's hat is all worn out. Whe Terii saves the hat from Kaveka, Uncle Teopu let Terii paddle the canoe. After he saves Teopu from a shark, Terii is ready to become a diver.

Baker, Jeannie
A boy travels with his father to a special place where no people are. While on this trip, the boy wonders what will happen in the future to nature and the environment.

Zolotow, C.
A mother's story helps a little boy imagine the sights and sounds of the seashore, even though he's never seen the ocean.

Locker, Thomas
Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

Garelick, May
A boy looks at the moon and how bright it is. He wonders whether the same moon shines everywhere.

Haley, Gail E.
A love story is told between a mortal man and a mystical creature.

Tresselt, Alvin
Learn how rain drops start, where they land, and eventually how they become puddles, lakes, rivers, and seas.

Binch, Caroline
A young African-American boy visits an unfamiliar country. He is extremely apprehensive, but grows to love it. He misses it upon his return home.

Orr, Katherine
A little girl and her grandpa go fishing on a boat. Grandpa starts a sea moss farm when he loses his job as a fisherman.

Seuss, Dr.
King Bistram's stilts are taken away and he becomes depressed. His kingdom, which is surrounded by the sea, is sabotaged by an awful lord. Because the king is so depressed, he neglects his duties and the city is in danger of becoming flooded, until his page boy comes to the rescue.

Sendak, Maurice
Ida is supposed to take care of her baby sister while their father is at sea. One day when she is not paying attention, goblins come and kidnap her sister. Ida plays her horn to charm the goblins with her music and rescues her sister. From that day on, she never takes her eyes off her baby sister.

Cowan, Catherine
When a little boy brings an ocean wave home with him, he finds himself in trouble. He soon realizes that he has to take the wave back to the ocean where it belongs.

Ikeda, Daisaku
Akiko and Hiroshi are anxious to explore their new home. They meet a boy named Pablo who helps them explore the sea by swimming and by boat. Pablo becomes their good friend once he is able to accept the fact that Akiko and Hiroshi are not natives of the land.

Hamanaka, Sheila
Children across the earth come in all different colors, and they are just like you and me!

Dalgliesh, Alice
As a child, Christopher Columbus dreams of becoming an adventurous sailor. When the King of Spain commissions Columbus to sail west, he discovers a strange new world, which turns out to be America.

Merriam, Eve
There are many kinds of holes. There are holes for seeds which grow plants for food. There are holes for drinking and eating our food. There are holes for windows that allow us to see. Holes are also used out at sea. Without holes where would we be?

Schotter, Roni
Bob is a young boy who uses his imagination to turn his daily bath into an amazing adventure in which he encounters boats, sea creatures, and a water fall. When his bath is over, the brave Captain Bob drains the ocean and gets ready for bed.

Thomas, Shelley Moore
As nighttime falls, bedtime is right around the corner. A soothing lullaby sets the mood for sleep, through a warm stanza repetition. A glowing fireplace, shining stars, and yawning baby signal a farewell to daylight.

Karwoski, Gail Langer
How do marine mammals - animals that breathe air - sleep in the deep waters of the ocean? Meet ten marine mammals, including sea otters, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, harbor seals, humpback whales, and walruses. Learn about each animal's unique habitat as you drift into a peaceful sleep on the gentle waves of imagination.

Zolotow, Charlotte
A sister tells her younger brother all the different things that she will do for him. She will bring him things that will apply to his five senses. Most of all, she brings her brother her love and attention.

Weller, F.W.
A young girl dreams of seeing a whale during a trip to the sea, then the excitement of finally spotting one.

Charlip, Remy//Joyner
Thirteen dramas such as a magic show and a sea disaster are illustrated in pictures.

Buchholz, Quint
A violin player becomes quick friends with an artist, Max, who moves into the apartment above her family's. She is curious about the secrets that were held in his imaginative paintings. When Max does share his paintings with her, she is amazed at what she sees.

Day, Edward C.
John Tabor is a sailor who does nothing but annoy and complain to the rest of the sailors on the ship. One day he stumbles upon a whale who gives him the rockiest ride of his life. He never complains again.

O'Neil, Alexis
Emily has a very loud voice and her parents and tutor do not know what to do with her. The tutor suggests that she go to a boarding school for quiet girls. Before she leaves for the school, Emily takes a trip into town where she sees a sign for loud help on a ship that is setting sail that day. Emily uses her voice to save several ships from crashing at sea.

Stockdale, Susan
If you take a look in nature, colors and patterns are all around us. The tiger uses his stripes to hide in the grass. The patterned spines on a cactus protect it from predators. What makes these plants and creatures beautiful also protect them as well.

Allen, Laura Jean
Ottie longs to have his own star. He sees a reflection in the water and dives in to catch his star. He has many adventures under the sea until he finds a starfish and brings it to the surface where his mother informs him of the difference between stars and starfish.

Carlstrom, Nancy White
Nate and his Grandfather have a loving relationship. When Nate goes to visit Grandpappy, they spend all their time together experiencing many adventures and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Zion, Gene
On a hot day at the beach, Harry cannot stay cool. He suddenly is covered with seaweed and everyone mistakes him as a sea monster, even his family!

Hurd, Edith Thacher
Wilson paints a picture of a beautiful world that becomes overrun by too many cities and people. Wilson decides the world he has painted is not suitable to live in and begins to paint what he wants his world to look like.

Ryder, Joanne
A polar bear wonders about the deep sea and the lights in the sky. Her curiosity leads her to explore the mystery of the moon, and bring some of it back to her friends which helps explain why the polar bears came to live on ice and snow.

Potter, Beatrix
Robinson's trip to the market turns into a life changing experience. After a long trip to town, an adventure in the market, and a near excape on the high seas, he ends up on a tropical island paradise.

Raschka, Chris
Like is lonely. Like wonders around seeing flowers and seas. Like finds a friend. Like likes Like.

Kelley, True
Everybody eats. People, animals, and plants all need food. Food comes from many places including the garden, trees, and the sea. There are many different times to eat-breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Hest, Amy
Sophie always spends a weekend with her grandparents when her parents take a trip to honeymoon cottage. Every year her grandparents have a special surprise, so she can hardly wait for this year's surprise.

Hewitt, Kathryn
Noah builds a boat to sail two of every animal for forty days and forty nights. It starts out as a pleasure trip until the rain becomes a problem. All the animals fight but in the end, they learn a valuable lesson never to be forgotten again.

Lewis, J. Patrick
Honeypot Bear and Commodore Mouse set sail to visit the La-di-da Hare on the Island of Oh. Upon arriving, the duo is greeted warmly by the Hare who insists they wear native Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts!Bear and Mouse have so much fun together that they decide to stay with the La-di-da Hare and together admire the beauty of the Island of Oh.

Hellsing, Lennart
Little Bear and Big Bear bite on a seed when eating. They go out and decide to plant the seed. It grows and grows. Then it becomes their home. The bears enjoy some wild adventures together as their relationship grows stronger and stronger.

Schuch, Steve
A young girl named Glashka has the gift of hearing whale songs in her dreams. Upon discovering thousands of trapped blue whales in a freezing channel, it is up to Glashka and her small community to save them.

Hamanaka, Sheila
A girl uses her imagination to become a tiger, dolphin, horse, jaguar, and wolf. She needs nature to become independent so she can follow her dream.

Greene, Carol
The order of the community is safe and secure until one night the mayor makes a law banning cats outside at night. Due to this, the community order is lost, and the town is invaded. The old ladies who liked cats point out the problem to the mayor who then lets the cats out at night so order can return.

James, J. Alison
This true story tells the tale of a Japanese village defeating their enemy samurai. The villagers use their minds instead of weapons to scare the samurai. Wearing wild masks, setting fires on the beach, and playing the drums of Noto Hanto, kept the village safe.

Wahl, Jan
Humphrey sails with his stuffed bear on some very scary adventures. He eventually finds his lost security and gets reassurance from his parents.