If your kids are keen to find out more about our blue planet and the wildlife that lives there, why not treat them to our pick of the best new marine themed books around this Easter.
10 Reasons to Love a Whale by Catherine Barr & Hanako Clulow
Part of the popular Natural History Museum series, this brand new book on the ocean’s largest mammal gives children age 3+ 10 reasons why the whale is amazing and 5 ways they can show they love it! Did you know that blue whales give birth to the biggest babies in the world, sing across hundreds of miles to keep in touch and can grow bigger than any of the dinosaurs? This beautifully illustrated hardback book, with distinctive animal cut-out cover, allows children to learn incredible facts from the natural world and is a great read for any young whale enthusiast.
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books / Quarto, £9.99
Life on Earth; Ocean by Heather Alexander & Andres Lozano
The latest in the Life on Earth series follows up Jungle and Dinosaur by diving into an Ocean world in this bold, fun and informative picture book. A simple lift-the-flap question and answer format encourages children to problem solve on every page, with over 100 questions to answer and 70 flaps to open and explore! Budding young scientists, animal-lovers and explorers can find out if fish sleep, what a shark’s skin feels like, why the ocean looks blue and which sea creature looks a bit like a unicorn, among many other interesting facts in this wonderful, thick-cut board book, designed for children age 5+
Published by Wide Eyed Editions / Quarto, £9.99
The Coral Kingdom by Laura Knowles & Jennie Webber
Celebrating the life cycle of the dazzling coral reef ecosystem, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores a unique underwater world using gentle rhyme across extra-wide fold-out pages. With a host of delightful sea creatures to meet along the way, and a strong ecological message about the need to protect the most precious of environments, this delightful book offers young readers a lyrical and fun way to learn about the life of a coral reef and what we can do to protect it.
Published by Word & Pictures / Quarto, £12.99