Friday, February 8, 2019

NF 10 x 10: In the Ocean

I created this post as part of the annual Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10 (#nf10for10) event started by Cathy Mere (@CathyMere) and Mandy Robek (@mandyrobeck) in 2013.

In honor of my upcoming book Seashells: More than a Home, I’m featuring
ten ocean-themed nonfiction titles.

Coral Reef by Jason Chin

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann

If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle by Clare A. Nivola

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by Éric Puybaret

Ocean Alphabet Book by Jerry Palotta, illustrated by Frank Mazzola, Jr.

Seashells, Crabs, and Sea Stars: Take-Along Guide by Christiane Kump Tibbitts, illustrated by Linda Garrow

Seashells: More than a Home by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Sarah S. Brannan
Shell by Alex Arthur, photographed by Andreas Einsiedel

What Lives in a Shell?  by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illustrated by Helen K. Davie


  1. Looking forward to your shell book, Melissa :).

  2. Several of these are new to me. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Isn't this such a great way to learn about new titles?

  3. I've read some of these, Melissa, loved Giant Squid & the book about Sylvia Earle, am really looking forward to your shell book, just in time for our family's beach trip in the summer. Thanks for Seashells, Crabs & Seastars, one that looks very inviting!

  4. We are so happy to have you join us and help promote our little project! We had snow here in Central Ohio today so I thank you for taking me away to the beach. I love to see biographies, information, field guides, and an abc book. When I pulled my list I was reminded how informational alphabet books can be.

  5. Yes, it's so important to expose kids to a diverse array of nonfiction.