2019 Picture Books: Under the Sea

Instagram voted and this week’s winner is Under the Sea!

If you didn’t immediately hear Sebastian’s voice in your head after reading that title, then you were not a mermaid obsessed 6-year-old like I was. Let’s look in the ocean this week! I love living a 15-minute drive from the sea – so many of these creatures are right at my doorstep.

Need to catch up on the series? Check out the other posts:

I am loving the different shades of blues and purples plus the vertical lines that draw your eye upwards.
Got me thinking Storytime.
This is about animal conservation, right?
This dude has seen some battles.
1Fish, 2 Fish….
A case of mistaken identity!
Love me a true life story about rescuing animals.
Predicting laughter for this one.
Required reading.
Okay, now I’m getting Sebastian vibes for reals.
What do these things have in common? It starts with an F.
Seen lots of good press about this one!
The next in her peek-through series.
Loving this cover SO HARD.
Not an animal book, but still very much part of the sea!
The first one in this series was great for school-age kids.
Oh boy.
I think that’s my tagline too.
Another rescue story.
Not gonna lie, this slightly terrifies me.
Cuteness overload.
Ask yourself how many books you know about sea dragons.
That’s the cutest looking monster I’ve ever seen.
Hey, another great book by Portis!

Which ones will you be ordering for your library? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “2019 Picture Books: Under the Sea

  1. It’s looking like a good year for ocean adventures! Reading Seagull & Sea Dragon seriously brought me to tears. It’s so beautiful! Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas was a big hit this summer during an outreach summer camp storytime. I can’t wait to read it again and again for rhyming storytime… and fish storytime… and food storytime… and silly stories storytime… 🙂

  2. Brand new librarian here (as of June 10) and I’ve just in the past few weeks started settling into doing story times and other programs. I used Tsurumi’s ‘Crab Cake’ along with ‘Fabulous Fishes’ by Susan Stockdale (a rare foray into non-fiction for me) for an aquatic theme, and ‘Crab Cake’ was *very* well received. This group skewed a little older (mostly young elementary school age) so they were better able to appreciate the humor, but even the smaller ones seemed to really be into it. Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    1. Welcome to the best job in the world! And thank you for the feedback on the titles – I will definitely try those out when my holds come in.

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