Suggested reading for our June Ocean unit for our families to read at home!

Our center-wide theme this month is Outstanding Ocean!
Suggested Books to read a home this month, these selections are perfect for bedtime:

Infants and Toddler Bedtime Read Alouds

·         Baby Beluga (Raffi Songs to Read) by Raffi

·         Yellow Ball by Molly Bang

·         Goodnight Octopus (I Can Do It Book) by Caleb Burroughs, Cottage Door Press

·         Good Night Ocean (Good Night Our World) by Mark Jasper


Preschool Imaginative Read Alouds Perfect for Bedtime

·         Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta, David Biedrzycki

·         If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead

Pre-K – A Whale Who Dreamt of a Snail: A bedtime picture book about our dreams, and how we are connected to the other inhabitants of our world by William Heimback, Angelina Tolentino

Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean by Gail Langer Karwoski


In-depth List of Books Your Child will hear this month at school:


Suggested Books for all ages this June:

·         Over in the Ocean: In the Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Jeanette Canyon

·         A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea  (a barefoot book singalong, audio CD) by Jessica Law

·         Octopus’s Garden (Audio CD included) by Ringo Starr, illustrated by Ben Cort

·         Yellow Submarine: a Panorama Pop by The Beatles, illustrated by Heinz Edelmann
**** Available to preorder now on Amazin, release date is June 12th, 2018

·         Port Side Pirates (a barefoot book singalong, audio CD) by Oscar Seaworthy

·         Blue (Sing Your Colors!) a Cantata Learning Book by Blake Hoena, illustrated by Connah Brecon

·         Gobble It Up! A Fun Song About Eating (CD Included) by Jim Arnosky



·         Baby Beluga (Raffi Songs to Read) by Raffi

·         Pop-up Ocean by Ingela P. Arrhenius

·         On the Beach and In the Ocean by Sarah Gillingham, illustrated by Lorena Siminovich

·         Under the Sea (Feels Real Books) by Christiane Gunzi

·         You Are My Baby: Ocean by Lorena Siminovich

·         TouchThinkLearn: Opposites by Xavier Deneux


·         At the Beach (Little Books for Little Hands) by Katja Spitzer
Peg Leg Peke by Brie Spangler

·         Llama Llama Sand and Sun by Anna Dewdney

·         Yellow Ball by Molly Bang

·         Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum, illustrated by Patrice Barton

·         Splish Splash: Pop-up Fun (Little Snappers) by Jonathan Litton

·         Sandpiper (Music Together Singalong Storybook) by Kennet K. Guilmartin, illustrated by Christina O’Donovan

Preschool and Pre-K

·         Books that help develop Speech and Reading Skills

o   The Wild Waves Speak (Letter/Sound) by Jeanette W Stickel

·         Imaginative Read Alouds

o   Dory Story by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by David Biedrzycki

·         Kindness and Character Builders:

o   Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud, illustrated by David Messing

o   How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath, illustrated by Mary Reckmeyer

o   The Pout-Pout Fish by Devorah Diesen, illustrated by Dan Hanna

·         Science Reads, Encouraging Environmental Connection

o   Catfish Clues: What is a Fish?  (Cantata Learning Book) by Linda Ayers and Micola O’Byrne

o   Way out in the Middle of the Sea (Cantata Learning Book) by Codi McKinney and Dan Crisp

o   Ocean: A Photicular Book by Dan Kainen, illustrated by Carol Kaufman

o   Oil Spill! (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)

o   The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) by Alison Inches, illustrated by Pete Whitehead

o   The Magic School Bus: On the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole and Brice Decen

o   Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins

o   Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Coustaeu and Deborah Hopkinson

o   Tammy Turtle: A Tale of Saving Sea Turtles (No. 11 in Suzanna Tate’s Nature Series) by Suzanne Tate