Babbitt, Natalie.  Search for Delicious, the / Natalie Babbitt. - 1 edition.
Gaylen, the King's messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, travelling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided. Gaylen's quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise centre of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc.
  c. Square Fish, 2007.
  ISBN-10: 0312369824  ISBN-13: 978-0312369828

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Baglio, Ben M.
  Dolphin Diaries, Complete Set 1-10 / Ben M. Baglio.
Jody McGrath and her family are sailing around the world researching dolphins, and Jody records all their exciting adventures in her Dolphin Diaries.
  c. Scholastic Press, 1999
  Book 1 ISBN: 0-439-31947-1
  Book 2 ISBN: 0-439-31948-X
  Book 3 ISBN: 0-439-31949-8
  Book 4 ISBN: 0-439-31950-1
  Book 5 ISBN: 0-439-31951-X
  Book 6 ISBN: 0-439-31952-8
  Book 7 ISBN: 0-439-44614-7
  Book 8 ISBN: 0-439-44615-5
  Book 9 ISBN: 0-439-44616-3
  Book 10 ISBN: 0-439-44617-1

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Berkes, Marianne.  Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef./ Marianne, Berkes; illustrated by Jeanette Canyon. -- Simply Nature Books Series.
This irresistible, playful counting book introduces children to creatures of the coral reef as they clap to the rhythm of Over in the Meadow. Two geniuses--author and illustrator--came into perfect alignment to create this book. The author has kids thinking it is entertainment while adults think it is a great lesson about the ocean. The genius of the illustrator is obvious. With painstaking detail each illustration is created entirely of polymer clay, then photographed, creating a 3-D impression of tremendous vitality. Kids will sing, clap, and count their way among pufferfish that puff, gruntfish that grunt and seahorses that flutter, and begin to appreciate life in the ocean. And the art will inspire many a project. Please note: The board book edition is 28 pages. It includes suggestions for children to do body movements as the text is read. It does not include additional information about the animals, rainforests, and the score of the song as is in the hardback and paperback editions.
  c. Dawn Publications, 2006

  •   ISBN-10: 1584690828
  •   ISBN-13: 978-1584690825

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Campbell, K.G. (Keith Gordon).

  Mermaid and the Shoe, the / K.G. Campbell.
In this delightful picture book, Minnow seems to be the only one of King Neptune's fifty mermaid daughters who has no particular skill or accomplishments. That is, except for her persistence in asking many, many questions. "Why don't crabs have fins?" "Where do bubbles go?" "What lies beyond the kingdom?" But one day, as Minnow is drifting in the ocean all alone, a single red woman's shoe, "the loveliest thing she'd ever seen," floats toward her seemingly from out of nowhere. Never having seen a shoe before, Willow becomes intrigued by what it might be. When no one in the kingdom can tell her, she sets off on a quest to find out and, along the way, uncovers answers to many of the things that have been vexing her, including what her true purpose is! Award-winning author and illustrator K. G. Campbell beautifully captures the watery world of his mermaids with soft blues and grays, long hair rippling in the currents and lots of bubbles. Young readers will chuckle knowingly at Minnow's misinterpretations of the world "at the edge of the kingdom, where bubbles burst and the above place began," as they delight in her discovery of what the shoe is used for. With the feel of a fairy tale, this is a fun and humorous story with a wonderful message appropriate for character education lessons about the value of believing in yourself and the power of perseverance when you are searching for answers to life's most important questions.
  c. Kids Can Press, 2014
  ISBN-10: 1554537711
  ISBN-13: 978-1554537716

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Climo, Shirley.
  Treasury of Mermaids, a / Shirley Climo.

Lavishly designed and illustrated, this beautiful book is the definitive collection of mermaid lore. A catch of international mermaids, from a Japanese ningyo and a Swiss nix to an Irish merrow and an Alaskan nuquot swim through the pages of this elegant volume.
  c. Tegen Other, 1997.
  ISBN-10: 0060238763
  ISBN-13: 978-0060238766

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Garnham, Laura.

  Tiniest Mermaid, the / Laura Garnham.
One night Lily rescues a tiny mermaid who has been hurt in a terrible storm. The two become the best of friends, and Delphi shows Lily a magical world where mermaids play. But as Delphi gets better she must leave Lily and return to the sea. This is an enchanting story of friendship, with magical foiling throughout.
  c. Good Books 2006
  ISBN-10: 1561485128
  ISBN-13: 978-1561485123

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Gerstein, Mordecai.

  Seal Mother, the / Mordecai Gerstein.
A seal sheds her skin and becomes a beautiful woman, but even after marrying and bearing a son she longs to return to her seal family in the sea.
  c. Puffin, 1990.
  •   ISBN-10: 0803707436
  •   ISBN-13: 978-0803707436

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Hakala, Marjorie.
  Mermaid Dance. / Marjorie Hakala; illustrated by Mark Jones.

As the sun sets on the ocean the sky turns pink then purple, the spring becomes the summer, and a celebration begins. Mermaids arrive ready to greet the new season by playing, feasting, and dancing in the high tide. Mark Jones' pastel illustrations capture an enchanting and mysterious world sure to delight the imagination of all readers.
  c. Blue Apple Books, 2009.
  ISBN-10: 1934706477
  ISBN-13: 978-1934706473

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Kann, Victoria.
  Aqualicious / Victoria Kann. -- Pinkalicious Series.
Pinkalicious loves the beach, especially when she finds a miniature mermaid named Aqua tucked inside a shell! Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, promise to help Aqua the merminnie find her way home—after they show her all of the pinkamazing things to do at the seashore. From building sand castles to surfing in the ocean, the trio has a ton of fun, but at the end of the day they realize home is not always what you think it is. This splashy addition to the bestselling Pinkalicious library makes a day in the sun absolutely Aqualicious!
  c. HarperCollins, 2015
  •   ISBN-10: 0062330160
  •   ISBN-13: 978-0062330161

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Mackay, Janis.

  Selkie Girl, the / Retelling by Janis Mackay; Illustrated by Ruchi Mhasane. - Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales Series.
Fergus lives with his father by the sea, but is lonely. He wants a friend more than anything. One day Fergus finds treasure on the beach: a beautiful fur blanket hidden in the rocks. But Fergus doesn't know that his treasure belongs to someone else - a selkie girl has lost her seal skin and can't go home to the sea without it. Will Fergus give his new friend what she needs, and risk being lonely again? This is a lovely retelling of the traditional Scottish folk tale of the selkie (a seal who can become human) adapted for a young audience. Beautifully written by storyteller and selkie storyteller Janis Mackay, the tale is accompanied by stunning illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane. The Selkie Girl is one of the first titles released in the new Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children.
Floris Books, 2014.
  •    ISBN-10: 1782501304
  •    ISBN-13: 978-1782501305

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Manning-Sanders, Ruth.
  Book of Mermaids, a / Ruth Manning-Sanders.
Stories about mermaids come from almost every country by the sea--from Iceland to India, America to Arabia. In these sixteen stories, Ruth Manning-Sanders captures the quirky personalities of mermaids and mermen, recounting their marvelous schemes and adventures with a master story-teller's eye for detail. This beloved and classic work, with stunning illustrations by Robin Jacques, has been out of print for decades. All fans of mermaid lore will celebrate this new, affordable paperback edition.
  c. E.P. Dutton, 1970
  •   ISBN-10: 052526941X
  •   ISBN-13: 978-0525269410

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Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-
  Single Pearl, a / Donna Jo Napoli; illustrated by Jim LaMarche. - First edition.
In a vast ocean, a single grain of sand seems hopelessly small and unimportant. But over time, the sand begins to change. Layer by layer, it grows and transforms. Its beauty starts to shine. Exquisitely crafted by an award-winning author-illustrator team, this luminous, uplifting story reminds us of the amazing capacity for change within us all.
  c. Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2013.
  ISBN: 978-1-4231-4557-8
  ISBN: 1-4231-4557-7
  [1. Sand -- Fiction. 2. Pearls -- Fiction. 3. Metamorphosis -- Fiction.] I. LaMarche, Jim, illustrator. II. Title.
  PZ7.N15Shr 2013
  [E] -- dc23

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Pallotta, Jerry.
  Ocean Alphabet Book, the / Jerry Pallotta; illustrated by Frank Mazzola Jr. -- Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books Series.
Do you know which deep sea creature scares away its enemies by spraying ink at them, or which fish has lights inside its mouth to attract food? Learn the answer to these questions and other fascinating details about ocean life in this engaging and informative book.
  c. Charlesbridge, 1989.
  •   ISBN-10: 0881064521
  •   ISBN-13: 978-0881064520

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Papademetriou, Lisa.
  Iridessa, Lost at Sea / Lisa Papademetriou -- Disney Fairies Series.
 Fairies Iridessa and Tinker Bell find themselves trapped inside a pirate's bottle, floating on the sea after their plans to use the bottle to scare away an owl go awry.
  c. Turtleback 2009
  • ISBN-10: 0606054618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606054614

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  Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon / Lisa Papademetriou - English Language Edition -- Disney Fairies Series.
Rani doesn't fit in. Ever since she had to cut off her wings to save Mother Dove, she doesn’t feel like she belongs with the water talent fairies. In fact, without wings, she doesn’t feel like she belongs with any fairies at all. Rani sets off on a perilous journey to find a home, a journey that leads her underwater, deep into the lagoon, where the mermaids live. Maybe there Rani will discover who her true friends are!
  c. Random House 2006
  • ISBN-10: 0736423753
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736423755

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Pfister, Marcus.
   Rainbow Fish, the / Marcus Pfister. - New Edition
The award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share is now available in a board book edition for the youngest child.
  c. NorthSouth, 1999.
  ISBN-10: 1558585362
  ISBN-13: 978-1558585362

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Pratt-Serafini, Kristen Joy.
  Swim Through the Sea, a / Kristen Joy Pratt-Serafini
Kids love animals, and sea creatures are no exception! Here is an alphabetical "tour" of ocean animals led by Seamore the seahorse. Each animal has a simplified alliterative description.
  c. Dawn Publications, 2006
  •   ISBN-10: 1584690801
  •   ISBN-13: 978-1584690801

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  Baby Beluga / Raffi; illustrated Ashley Wolff. -- 1st Paperback edition.
PreSchool-Grade 2-- The song about this small, white whale has as its hero probably the best loved of all Raffi's creations. Children who are learning about the interdependence of all life on Earth, and of the crucial importance of preserving the fragile environment, will get a first, cheerful lesson about the natural world by becoming acquainted with enchanting Baby Beluga, swimming wild and free with his mother in the deep blue sea. He and his friends are somewhat anthropomorphic, in the interests of cuddliness, but this does the message no harm . The illustrations are a joy to behold, and the song has a rhythm and rhyme that make it easy to remember and sing.
  c. Crown Books for Young Readers, 1992.
  •   ISBN-10: 0517583623
  •   ISBN-13: 978-0517583623

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Ray, Jane.
  Can You Catch a Mermaid? / Jane Ray. -- New edition.
Have you ever seen a mermaid? Eliza has! And this is the story of how she and a little mermaid became the most inseperable of friends . . . 
A perfectly bewitching picture book filled with myth and mystery from the award-winning Jane Ray.

  c. Orchard Books, 2003
  ISBN-10: 1841212962
  ISBN-13: 978-1841212968

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San Souci, Robert D.
  Sukey and the Mermaid / Robert D. San Souci; illustrated by Brian Pinkney. -- Reprint edition
Sukey's new step-pa is a mean, bossy man. Every day Sukey wakes at dawn to work in the garden. All her step-pa ever does is watch her and yell if she so much as stops to fan herself. Sukey's ma calls him Mister Jones. Sukey prefers the name "Mister Hard-Times." 
So one day, Sukey runs away to her secret place by the ocean. There, she calls up Mama Jo, a beautiful black mermaid. Mama Jo's got a surprise for Sukey; a magical kingdom beneath the sea without time or pain. But it's also without people. Is it really better than the world above?

  c. Aladdin, 1996
  ISBN-10: 068980718X
  ISBN-13: 978-0689807183

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Wild, Margaret
  There's a Sea in my Bedroom! / Margaret Wild.
David is frightened of the sea. He does not like it at all, not one bit. But then one day he finds a conch shell at the beach and takes it home – and he hears the sea trapped inside. 'Come out, sea, come out,' he says softly. 'I won't hurt you.' This beautifully illustrated story by award winning author Margaret Wild captures the magic of a child's fantasy world.
  c. Penguin Books Australia, 1989.
  ISBN-10: 0140540644
  ISBN-13: 9780140510642

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