BookLists

Northeast Regional Library Booklists

Ocean of Possibilities 2022 Booklists

Easy and Junior Titles

Easy – Ocean theme and beaches

Beach – Elisha Cooper

Beach Day – Karen Roosa 

The Berenstain Bears by the Sea – Stan Berenstain 

Billy Lazroe and the King of the Sea – Eric A Kimmel

Chu’s Day at the Beach – Neil Gaiman

Clark in the Deep Sea – R. W. Alley

Cry of the Benu Bird – C. Shana Greger

Corduroy Goes to the Beach – B. G. Hennessy

Duck & Goose Go to the Beach – Tad Hills

Eve at the Beach – Rebecca Elliott

Find Me!: Adventures in the Ocean – Agnese Baruzzi

The Friend – Sarah Stewart

Grayboy – Kay Chorao

Gretchen Over the Beach – R. W. Alley

Hello Lighthouse – Sophie Blackall

Hello, Ocean! – Pam Mu  ̴noz Ryan

I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean – Kevin Sherry

The Island-Below-the-Star – James Rumford

Jennifer’s Rabbit – Tom Paxton

Ladybug Girl at the Beach – David Soman

Little Boy with a Big Horn – Jack Bechdolt

Little Toot – Hardie Gramatky

The Lost Sailor – Pam Conrad

The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor – Joanna Cole

Me Too! – Mercer Mayer

Ocean Meets Sky – Terry Fan

Out of the Ocean – Debra Frasier

Paddle-to-the-Sea – Holling Clancy Holling

Pete at the Beach – James Dean

Pigs Ahoy! – David M. McPhail

Planet Earth – Mike Goldsmith

The Race to the Beach – Anna Suttlewood

Raindrops – Larry Dane Brimmer

Robot Kittens – Jim Benton

Sailor Boy Jig – Jonathan London

Sand Castle – Brenda Shannon Yee

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach – Melanie Watt

Sea Monster Scare – Gail Herman

Sea, Sand, Me! – Patricia Hubbell

Seashells by the Seashore – Marianne Collins Berkes

The Seashore Book – Charlotte Zolotow

A Single Pearl – Donna Jo Napoli 

Sneakers, the Seaside Cat – Margaret Wise Brown

The Southernmost Cat – John Cech

Summer Sands – Sherry Garland

Surf’s Up – Kwame Alexander

Three Bears in a Boat – David Soman

Tiger’s Ocean Adventure – Megan Roth

Totally Tardy Marty – Erica S. Perl

Wave – Suzy Lee


Easy – Exploring

Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway – Tim McCanna

By the Seashore – A. J. Wood

Fish is Fish – Leo Lionni

Glow in the Dark Under the Sea – Jean Lewis

In the Deep Dark Deep – Ben Joel Price

Sally’s Submarine – Joan Anderson

Submarines and Submersibles – Deborah Lock


Easy – Mythology and Folklore

Aqualicious – Victoria Kann

The Dreamtime Fairies – Jane Simmons

Do Mermaids Wet Their Beds? – Jeanne Willis

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet – Jane O’Connor

The Floating Palace – Cathy Hapka

How to Catch a Mermaid – Adam Wallace

In the Palace of the Ocean King – Marilyn Singer

Julian Is a Mermaid – Jessica Love

The Mermaid – Jan Brett

Mermaids on Parade – Melanie Hope Greenberg

Not Quite Narwhal – Jessie Sima

Rosa and the Water Pony – Katy Kit


Easy: Pirates

Are Pirates Polite? – Corinne Demas

Bubble Bath Pirates – Jarrett Krosoczka 

Bubby and Earl – Maureen Fergus

Captain Abdul’s Pirate School – Colin McNaughton

Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party – Lucy Coates 

Captain Jack and the Pirates – Peter Bently 

Eat Pete! – Michael Rex

Edward and the Pirates – David McPhail

Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies – Carolyn Crimi

Henry & the Crazed Chicken Pirates – Carolyn Crimi

How I Became a Pirate – Melinda Long

Imagine you’re a Pirate! – Meg Clibbon

Matilda’s Humdinger – Lynn Downey

My Stinky New School – Rebecca Elliott

The Night Pirates – Peter Harris

No Bath, No Cake!: Polly’s Pirate Party – Matthias Weinert 

Pajama Pirates – Andrew Kramer

Pinkalicious and the Pirates – Victoria Kann

Pirate Boy – Eve Bunting

Pirates Loves Underpants – Claire Freedman

Pirate Pete – Kim Kennedy

Pirate Pete’s Talk Like a Pirate – Kim Kennedy

Pirate Princess – Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Pirate Stew – Neil Gaiman

Pirate, Viking, & Scientist – Jared Chapman

Pirates Don’t Change Diapers – Melinda Long

Pirates Don’t Take Baths – John Segal

Pirates Go To School – Corinne Demas

Pirates Love Underpants – Claire Freedman

The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything and Me! – Michael Nawrocki

Poppy the Pirate’s Dog’s New Shipmate – Liz Kessler

Robinson – Peter Sis

Roger, the Jolly Pirate – Brett Helquist

The Scrimshaw Ring – William Jaspersohn

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC – June Sobel

Unexpected Treasures – Victoria Osteen


Easy – Sharks and other sea creatures

Amos & Boris – William Steig

Baby Beluga – Raffi

Ballyboo Bay – Judy Sierra

Beachy and Me – Bob Staake

A Big Guy Took My Ball! – Mo Willems

Big New Friend – Meredith Rusu

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem – Mac Barnett

Bitty Fish – Barbara DeRubertis

Crabby Crab – Christopher Raschka

Do Fish Drink? – Time Life for Children

Don’t Eat the Babysitter! – Nick Ward

Fish – Claude Delafosse 

The Fish That Cried Wolf – Julia Donaldson 

The Fish With the Deep Sea Smile – Margaret Wise Brown

The Fisherman and His Wife – Rachel Isadora 

Fishy Tales – DK Readers

Food Fish – Robyn Harbert Eversole 

Hooray for Fish! – Lucy Cousins 

A House for Hermit Crab – Eric Carle

How Many Fish? – Caron Lee Cohen

I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean – Kevin Sherry

If You Want to See a Whale – Julie Fogliano

Is This a House for Hermit Crab? – Megan McDonald

The Little Butterfly That Could – Ross Burach

Mister Seahorse – Eric Carle

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist (and other things not to do) – Judi Barrett

Nugget and Fang – Tammi Sauer

Otter and Odder – James Howe

Peanut and Jellyfish – Jarett Krosoczka

Platypus – Chris Riddell 

Poor Little Guy – Elanna Allen

The Pout-pout Fish – Deborah Diesen

The Pout-pout Fish Far, Far From Home – Deborah Diesen

The Pout-pout Fish Goes to School – Deborah Diesen

The Pout-pout Fish in the Big-big Dark – Deborah Diesen 

The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

The Rainbow Fish ABC – Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale – Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea – Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish to the Rescue! – Marcus Pfister

Scholastic’s The Magic School Bus Takes a Dive: A Book About Coral Reefs – Scholastic

Secret Seahorse – Stella Blackstone

Shark Dog and the School Trip Rescue! – Ged Adamson

Shark Dog – Ged Adamson

The Shark God – Rafe Martin

Shark vs. Train – Christ Barton

Shawn Loves Sharks – Curtis Manley

Sherman Swaps Shells – Jane Clarke

Spencer and Vincent, the Jellyfish Brothers – Tony Johnston

Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale – Amy Hsu Lin

Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables – Jon Scieszka 

Swim Like a Fish – Ellen Schecter

Swim, Swim! – James Proimos

There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark! – Lucille Colandro

Turtle in the Sea – Jim Arnosky

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out! – April Pulley Sayre

The Voyage of Turtle Rex – Kurt Cyrus

The Whale in My Swimming Pool – Joyce Wan

Wake Up, Crabby! – Jonathan Fenske

We’re Sailing to Galapagos – Laurie Krebs 

Whale Trails, Before and Now – Cynthia Rylant

What’s it Like to Be a Fish? – Wendy Pfeffer

Wiggle and the Whale – Roger Priddy

You’re a Crab! – Jenny Whitehead

Zigby Dives In – Brian Paterson 


Junior Fiction:  Adventure, Exploration, Mysteries, Shipwrecked, Survival

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne

The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore – Laura Lee Hope

The Castaways – Iain Lawrence

Dark Day in the Deep Sea – Mary Pope Osborne

Deep Water – Watt Key

Disaster on the Titanic – Kate Messner

The Ghost Ship Mystery – Gertrude Chandler Warner

Escaping the Giant Wave – Peg Kehret

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 – Lauren Tarshis

In Too Deep – Jude Watson

Lifeboat 12: Based on a True Story – Susan Hood

The Marvels – Brian Selznick

The Mystery of the Hidden Beach – Gertrude Chandler Warner

Ocean Renegades! (Graphic Novel) – Abby Howard

Scar Island – Dan Gemeinhart

The Secret at the Seashore – Laura lee Hope

Secrets at Sea – Richard Peck

SOS Titanic – Eve Bunting

The Stolen Sapphire – Sarah MastersBuckey

Wave Traveller – P. R. Morrison


Junior Fiction: Monsters, Mythology, Folklore, Underwater Cities

The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story – Sid Fleischman 

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex – Eoin Colfer

Aquamarine – Alice Hoffman

The Colossus Rises – Peter Lerangis

Danger in the Deep Blue Sea – Debbie Dadey

Dark Day in the Deep Sea – Mary Pope Osborne

Dark Tide – Jennifer Donnelly 

The Deep – Helen Dunmore

Deep Blue – Jennifer Donnelly

Deep Trouble – R. l. Stein

Deep Wizardry – Diane Duane

Drift House – Dale Peck

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist – Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap and the Monster From the Deep – Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret – Liz Kessler

Fish Girl – Donna Jo Napoli

In a Blink – Kiki Thorpe

The Legend of the Rift – Peter Lerangis

The Lost Continent – Tui Sutherland

The Lost Heir – Tui Sutherland

The Lost Princess – Debbie Dadey

Maybe a Mermaid – Josephine Cameron

The Mermaid Summer – Mollie Hunter

Monsters Don’t Scuba Drive – Debbie Dabey

My Diary From the Edge of the World – Jodi Lynn Anderson

Race to the End of the World – A. L. Tait 

Rogue Wave – Jennifer Donnelly

Sea Monsters and Other Delicacies – David Sinden 

The Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan

The Tail of Emily Windsnap – Liz Kessler

The Third Wish – Emily Rodda

Time Warp – Geronimo Stilton 

Undertow – Steve Behling

The Water Horse – Dick King-Smith

The World Between Blinks – Amie Kaufman


Junior Fiction: Pirates

20,000 Nerds Under the Sea – Jeff Miller

The Angel’s Command: A Tale From the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman – Brian Jacques

Big City Blues: Back to Wonderland – Jan Fields

Blackbeard and the Gift of Silence – Audrey Penn

Bloody Jack – L. A. Meyer

Drowned Wednesday – Garth Nix

Fish – Gregory Mone

The Floating Island: The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme – Elizabeth Haydon

How to Be a Pirate – Cressida Cowell

The Hurricane Mystery – Gertrude Chandler Warner 

Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves – Carol Hughes

Knife’s Edge (Graphic Novel) – Hope Larson

Lily and the Pirates – Phyllis Root

Magic Marks the Spot – Caroline Carlson

The Map to Everywhere – Carrie Ryan

Mariel of Redwall – Brian Jacques

Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry

Peter Pan – M. J. Barrie

Pirate: The Story of a Buccaneer – Dee Phillips

The Pirate Pig – Cornelia Funke

Pirates Don’t Wear Pink Sunglasses – Debbie Dadey

Pirates of the Caribbean, At World’s End: The Movie Storybook – T. T. Sutherland

Pirates Past Noon – Mary Pope Osborne

The Plunder Down Under – James Patterson

Scurvy Goonda – Chris McCoy

The Secret of Pirate’s Hill – Franklin W. Dixon

Shipwrecked on Pirate Islands – Geronimo Stilton


Junior Fiction: Self-perception – Family – Friendships

Gifts From the Sea – Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Indigo – Alice Hoffman

The Ocean Within – V. M. Caldwell

Olive’s Ocean – Kevin Henkes

The Pull of the Ocean – Jean-Claude Mourlevat

The Wanderer – Sharon Creech

The Young Man and the Sea – W. R. (W. Rodman) Philbrick


Junior Fiction: Sharks and other sea creatures

Baby Mouse: Beach Babe – Jennifer L. Holm

Fins – Randy Wayne White

The Great Shark Escape – Jennifer Johnston

The Great Shark Mystery – Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Islanders – Mary Alice Monroe

Mississippi Megalodon – Johnathan Rand

Moby Dick – Shirley Bogart

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea – Ben Clanton

Narwhal’s Otter Friend – Ben Clanton

Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness – Ben Clanton

Sassy: The Birthday Storm – Sharon M. Draper

Shadow of the Shark – Mary Pope Osborne

Shark Bait – Justin D’Ath

Shark and Bot (Graphic Novel) – Brian Yanish

The Sign of the Seahorse – Graeme Base

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 – Lauren Tarshis

The Sea Turtle Mystery – Gertrude Chandler Warner


Junior Nonfiction – Marine Biology and Oceanography

About Habitats: Rivers and Streams – Cathryn P. Sill

Alien Deep: Revealing the Mysterious Living World at the Bottom of the Ocean – Bradley Hague

All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World – Lori Alexander (Also available on CD)

The Atlantic Ocean – L. R. Taylor

Awesome is Everywhere – Neil Pasricha

Come to the Ocean’s Edge: A Nature Cycle Book – Laurence P. Pringle

Creeps From the Deep: Life in the Deep Sea – L. R. Taylor

Diving to a Deep-sea Volcano – Kenneth Mallory

Down in the Marvelous Deep: A Book of Sea Poems – Sophie Windham

A First Look at Seashells – Millicent Ellis Selsam

From Sand to Glass – Shannon Zemlicka

The Indian Ocean – L. R. Taylor

Janice VanCleave’s Oceans for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Science Fun – Janice Pratt VanCleave 

Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle – Claire A. Nivola

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor – Robert Burleigh

Ocean – Samantha Gray

Ocean – Miranda MacQuitty

Oceans and Seas – Nicola Davies

The Pacific Ocean – L. R. Taylor

Plastic Ahoy!: Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Patricia Newman

Sand to Sea: Marine Life in Hawaii – Stephanie Feeney 

Under the Sea – Linsay Knight


Junior Nonfiction: Exploration and Deep-sea Divers

Bermuda Triangle – Andrew Donkin

Deep-sea Exploration: Science, Technology, and Engineering – Will Mara

Dive!: My Adventures Undersea – Sylvia A. Earle

Diving to a Deep Sea Volcano – Kenneth Mallory

Dolphins and Sharks: A Nonfiction Companion to Dolphins at Daybreak – Mary Pope Osborne 

Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea – Gail Gibbons

Ferdinand Magellan and the Discovery of the World Ocean – Rebecca Stefoff

Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep-sea Submersible ALVIN – Michelle Cusolito

I am Amelia Earhart – Brad Meltzer

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki – Deborah Kogan Ray

The Incredible Record-setting Deep-sea Dive of the Bathysphere – Bradford Matsen

Into the Deep: The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe – David Sheldon

Jacques Cousteau, Free Flight Undersea – Paul Westman

Lewis and Clark – R. Conrad Stein

Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet – Jane Price


Junior Nonfiction: Monsters, Mythology, Folklore

The Loch Ness Monster – Elaine Landau

Mermaids and Mermen – Shannon Knudsen

True-life Monsters of the Prehistoric Seas – Enid Fisher

The Truth About Magical Beasts and Unbelievable Monsters – Geraldine Woods


Junior Nonfiction: Natural Disasters

All About Hurricanes: Discovering Earth’s Wildest Storms – Cody Crane

Disasters on the Map – Alix Wood

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans – Don Brown

Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters – Andrew Langley

Hurricanes – Arlene Erlbach

Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms – Patricia Lauber

Tsunamis – Kimiko Kajikawa

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World – Simon Windchester


Junior Nonfiction: Pirates

Anne Bonny: Pirate Queen of the Caribbean – Christina Leaf

Blackbeard: A Notorious Pirate in the Caribbean – Tim Cooke

Jack Plank Tells Tales – Natalie Babbitt

Lives of Pirates: Swashbucklers, scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!) – Kathleen Krull

Modern Pirates – Nelson Yomtov

Pirate – Richard Platt

Pirateology: The Sea Journal of Captain William Lubber, Pirate Hunter General, Boston, Massachusetts – Dugald Steer

Pirates – Phillip Steele

Pirates – Will Osborne

Pirates and Smugglers – Moira Butterfield 

Real Pirates: Over 20 True Stories of Seafaring Sculduggery – Clare Hibbert 

Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship – Barry Clifford

Shivers Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems and Paintings – Douglas Florian

Who Was Blackbeard? – James Buckley

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found – Martin W. Sandler


Junior Nonfiction: Sharks and other sea creatures

Alien Worlds: Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life – David A. Aguilar

Amazing Sharks! – Sarah L. Tompson

Ask a Shark and Other Sea Creatures – Olivia Brookes

Birds Vs. Blades?: Offshore Wind Power and the Race to Protect Seabirds – Rebeeca E. Hirsch

Blue Whales – Grace Hansen

A City Under the Sea: Life in a Coral Reef – Norbert Wu

Coral Reef: A City That Never Sleeps – Mary M. Cerullo

Coral Reef Feeders – Eric Ethan

Coral Reefs – Gail Gibbons

Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean – Maris Wicks

The Crab Alphabet Book – Jerry Pallotta

Do Whales Have Belly Buttons? – Melvin Berger

Dolphins and Sharks: A Nonfiction Companion Guide to Dolphins at Daybreak – Mary Pope Osborne

Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures – Lee J. Ames

Drawing Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, and Seals – Paul Frame

Endangered Animals – Ben Hoare

Far From Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage – Sophie Webb

Get the Scoop of Animal Blood!: From Great White Sharks to Blood-squiting Lizards, 251 Cool Facts – Dawn Cusick

The Great White Shark Scientist – Sy Montgomery

Hark, a Shark!: All About Sharks – Bonnie Worth

Hello, Fish – Sylvia A. Earle

Humpback Whales – Victor Gentle

I Love Whales & Dolphins – Kathryn Allen Goldner

Jellyfish – Jody Sullivan Rake

Keiko’s Story: A Killer Whale Goes Home – Linda Moore Kurth

Killer Whales – mark Carwardine

Life in a Coral Reef – Wendy Pfeffer

Living in a World of Blue: Where Survival Means Blending In – Tanya Lee Stone

Narwhals and Other Whales – Mary Pope Osborne

The Ocean – Alan Baker

Ocean Counting – Time-Life Student Library

Ocean Mammals – Sue Beauregard

The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Minds of a Mollusk- Sy Montgomery

Play Like an Animal!: Why Critters Splash, Race, Twirl, and Chase – Maria Gianferrari 

Salmon: A Journey Home – M. J. Cosson

Sea Turtle – Louise Spilbury

Sea Turtles – Emilie U. Lepthien

Secrets of the Sea – Kate Baker

Sharks – Lynn Gibbons

Sharks – Fleur Star

Tylosaurus – Gerry Bailey

Wandering Whale Sharks – Susumu Shinu


Junior Nonfiction: Rescues

The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue – Mike Tougias

Into the Blizzard: Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 0978 – Mike Tougias

A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80- Foot Seas – Mike Tougias


Junior Nonfiction: Shipwrecked

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Perilous Expedition in Antarctica – Meredith Hooper

Exploring the Titanic – Robert D. Ballard

Finding the Titanic – Robert D. Ballard

On board the Titanic: What It Was Like When the Great Liner Sank – Shelley Tanaka

Shackles From the Deep – Michael H. Cottman

Shipwrecks: Exploring Sunken Cities Beneath the Sea – Mary M. Cerullo


Junior Nonfiction: Other (Lighthouses)

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie – Peter Roop

Safety to Shore: America’s Lighthouses – Iris Van Rynback 

Adult Titles

Beach theme:

After Midnight – A. J. Banner

The Alibi Man – Tami Hoag

All Dressed in White – Mary Higgins Clark

Almost Missed You – Jessica Strawser

Arsenic with Austen – Katherine Bolger Hyde

Beach Bags and Burglaries – Dorothy Howell

The Beach Club – Elin Hilderbrand

Beach Haven – T. I. Lowe

Beach House for Rent – Mary Alice Monroe

Beach Town – Mary Kay Andrews

Beachside Beginnings – Sheila Roberts

The Better Sister – Alafair Burke

Big Summer – Jennifer Weiner

Bookshop by the Sea – Denise Hunter

The Bookstore on the Beach – Brenda Novak

Booty Bones: A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery – Carolyn Haines

The Boy Who Drew Monsters – Keith Donohue

The Bungalow – Sarah Jio

Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks

Canary Island Song – Robin Jones Gunn

Cape May – Chip Cheek

Cari Mora – Thomas Harris

Clam Wake – Mary Daheim

Collateral Damage – H. Terrell Griffin

The Cottage at Beach – Lee Tobin McCain

Crisis Shot – Janice Cantore

Crooked River – Douglas J. Preston

Cutting Teeth – Julia Fierro

Deadly Ever After – Eva Gates

The Endless Beach – Jenny Colgan

Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks

Every Time You Go Away – Elizabeth M. Harbison

The Ex-husband – Karen Hamilton 

The Facts of Life and Death – Belinda Bauer

Falling – Jane Green

Family Reunion – Nancy Thayer

Fear Thy Neighbor – Fern Michaels

Feels Like Falling – Kristy Woodson Harvey

Folly Beach – Dorothea Benton Frank

The Girl Who Was Taken – Charlie Donlea

The Girls of August – Anne Rivers Siddons

Golden Girls – Elin Hilderbrand

Grief Cottage – Gail Godwin

Grounds for Murder – Tara Lush

The Guilt Trip – Sandie Jones

Happiness Key – Katherine Spencer

Haunted – Randy Wayne White

The Husband Hour – Jamie Brenner

The Inn at Ocean’s Edge – Colleen Coble

The Island – Heather Graham

The Islanders – Meg Mitchell Moore

Killer Honeymoon – G. A. McKevett

The Last Victim – Karen Robards

The Long Call – Ann Cleeves

The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

Miss Julia Weathers the Storm – Ann E. Ross

Mr. Nobody – Catherine Steadman

Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop – Darci Hannah

Murder in Paradise – James Patterson

Murder, She Wrote: Trouble at High Tide – Jessica Fletcher

Naked Came the Florida Man – Tim Dorsey

The Newcomer – Mary Kay Andrews

Nine Lives – Peter Swanson

No One to Trust – Melody Carlson

On Folly Beach – Karen White

On Ocean Boulevard – Mary Alice Monroe

The Palm Beach Murders – James Patterson

The Paper Palace – Miranda Cowley Heller

The Pearl Sister – Lucinda Riley

Piece of My Heart – Mary Higgins Clark

Queen Bee – Dorothea Benton Frank

Reckless Girls – Rachel Hawkins

Rooms – James L. Rubart

A Safe House – Stuart Woods

The Scam – Janet Evanovich

The Sea of Lost Girls – Carol Goodman

Secrets in Summer – Nancy Thayer

Shockwave – Andrew H. Vachss

The Speed of Darkness – Catherine Fisher

A Sudden Death in Cyprus – Michael Grant

The Suite Spot – Trish Doller

Summer at Seaside Cove – Jacquie D’Alessandro 

Summer by the Tides – Denise Hunter

The Summer House – Jenny Hale

The Summer of Lost and Found – Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer Retreat – Sheila Roberts

Sunrise by the Sea – Jenny Colgan

Sunset Beach – Mary Kay Andrews

The Survivors – Jane Harper

The Throwback List – Lily Anderson

Under a Maui Moon – Robin Jones Gunn

Verses for the Dead – Douglas J. Preston

A Walk Along the Beach – Debbie Macomber

A Wedding on the Beach – Holly Chamberlin

Welcome to the Moonlight Harbor – Sheila Roberts

The Wish – Nicholas Sparks

The Woman at the Light – Joanna Brady

You and Me and Us – Alison Hammer


Ocean Theme:

Anna’s Crossing – Suzanne Woods Fisher

As Bright as Heaven – Susan Meissner

The Bell at Sealey Head – Patricia A. McKilip

Beyond the Ice Limit – Douglas J. Preston

Black Horizon – James Grippando

Blood-drenched Bread – Daniel Galera

Colors of Truth – -Tamara Alexander

The Deep – Nick Cutter

The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners – Luanne Rice

Deep Fathom – James Rollins

Depth – Lev AC. Rosen

The Devil and the Dark Water – Stuart Turton

The Devil’s Sea – Dirk Cussler

Dreamboat – Judith Gould

Forever My Own – Tracie Peterson

The Glass Ocean – Beatriz Williams

Great Circle – Maggie Shipstead

A Heart Adrift – Laura Frantz 

Invasive – Chuck Wendig

The Light Between Oceans – M. L. Stedman

Night Diver – Elizabeth Lowell

The Night Ocean – Paul LaFarge

The Obsidian Chamber – Douglas J. Preston

Ocean Prey – John Sandford

Pressure – Brian Keene

Reckless Girls – Rachal Hawkins

The Storm – Clive Cussler

The Summer Guests – Mary Alice Monroe

Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon

The Transatlantic Book Club – Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Uncharted: Lewis and Clark In Arcane America – Kevin J. Anderson

Undetected – Dee Henderson

Waves of Mercy – Lynn N. Austin

White Plague – James Abel


Shipwrecked theme:

Amazing Grace – Danielle Steel

Black Ice – Brad Thor

Caribbean Rim – Randy Wayne White

A Castaway in Cornwall – Julie Klassen

Cold Earth – Sarah Moss

Comfort & Joy – Kristin Hannah

The Deep – Alma Katsu

The Disastrous Voyage of the Santa Margarita – Richard Woodman

The Dressmaker – Kate Alcott

Exiles – Ron Hansen

Freedom’s Light – Colleen Coble

I Know My Name – Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Irish Eyes – Andrew M. Greeley

The Island of Dr. Moreau – H. G. Wells

The Language of the Sea – James MacManus

The Last Druid – Terry Brooks

The Last Odyssey – James Rollins

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Love Unexpected – Jody Hedlund

Orphans of the Storm – Celia Imrie

Queen of the Waves – Janice A. Thompson

The Reef – Nora Roberts

The Seat Beside Me – Nancy Moser

Set Sail for Murder – Richard Tyler Jordan

Surviving Savannah – Patti Callahan Henry

Troubled Waters – Susan May Warren

Undertow – Cherry Adair

Voices from the Titanic – James Walker


Adult Nonfiction/Biographies:

At Blanchard’s Table: A Trip to the Beach Cookbook – Melinda Blanchard

The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth – Lena Lencek

The Beach House Cookbook: Easy Breezy Recipes with a Southern Accent – Mary Kay Andrews

The Dead and Those about to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach – John C. McManus

Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? – Lisa Scottoline

The Doomsday Mother: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and the End of an American Family – John Glatt

Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave a Omaha Beach, and a World at War – Ray Lambert

Jimmy Buffet: A Good Life all the Way – Ryan White

The Lobster Roll and Other Pleasures of Summer by the Beach – Jodi Della Femina

Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime – Cutter Wood

Scenes from the Beach – George Thatcher

1912 Facts about the Titanic – Lee W. Meredith

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories – Simon Winchester

Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster that Saved Them – John Silverwood

Columbus: The Four Voyages – Laurence Bergreen

The Cruise Handbook: Inspiring Ideas and Essential Advice for the New Generation of Cruises and Cruisers – Michelle Baran

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania – Erik Larson

Down to the Sea: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II – Bruce B. Henderson

Fishes of the Open Ocean: A Natural History & Illustrated Guide – Julian G. Pepperell

Ghosts of the Titanic – Charles R. Pellegrino

Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of the Lost Pirate Utopias of the Indian Ocean – Kevin Rushby

In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors – Doug Stanton

In the Heart of the Sea – Nat Philbrick

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man – Lynn Vincent

Invisible Residents: The Reality of Underwater UFOs – Ivan Terence Sanderson

Jacques Perrin Presents Oceans – Francois Sarano

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey Into the Dark Antarctic Night – Julian Sancton

The Midnight Watch: A Novel of the Titanic and the Californian – David Dryer

Missing: A Memoir – Lindsay Harrison

Moby-duck: The True Story of 28,000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who went in Search of Them – Donovan Hohn

A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean – Tori Murden McClure

The Prefect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea – Sebastian Junger

Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex – Nat Philbrick

Sailing into the Abyss: A True Story of Extreme Heroism on the High Seas – William R. Benedetto 

The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World – Lincoln P. Paine

Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World’s Coasts and Beneath the Seas – Carl Safina

Swimming Lessons: Life Lessons from the Pool, from Diving in to Treading – Penelope Niven

A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable – John Steele Gordon

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption – Laura Hillenbrand

Voyages of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the World They Came From – R. P. T. Davenport-Hines

Windhaven: The Graphic Novel – Lisa Tuttle

All Brave Sailors: The Sinking of the Angle-Saxon, August 21, 1940 – J. Revell Carr

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library – Edward Wilson-Lee

Cleopatra: The Queen Who Challenged Rome and Conquered Eternity – Alberto Angela

Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff – Cathryn J. Prince

Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha – Jedwin Smith

Great Lakes Shipwrecks & Survivals – William Ratigan

Hidden Warships: Finding World War II’s Abandoned, Sunk, and Preserved Warships – Nick Veronico

The Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the U.S.S. Jeanette – Hampton Sides

Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph of the World’s Greatest Scientific Expedition – Stephen R. Bown

The Last Slave Ship: The True Story of How Coltilda Was Found, Her Descendants, and an Extraordinary Reckoning – Ben Raines

The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind – Amanda M. Fairbanks 

Young Adult Titles

Young Adult

Haunting the Deep – Adriana Mather

The Siren – Kiera Cass

Waterfall – Lauren Kate

I Will Save You – Matt de la Pena

Just for the Summer – Karin N. Mango

The Moon and More – Sarah Dessen

Ship Breaker – Paola Bacigalupi

South Beach – Aimee Friedman

Storm-wake – Lucy Christopher

The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han

This One Summer – Mariko Tamaki

Twisted Summer – Willo Davis Roberts

The Watcher – James Howe

Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

The Girl from Everywhere – Heidi Heilig

Peril of the Sea – Michael Cadnum

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

Unhooked – Lisa Maxwell

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

Max: A Maximum Ride Novel – James Patterson

The Voyage of the Frog – Gary Paulsen

A Ring of Endless Light – Madeline L’Engle

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Save Me – Jenny Elliott

Swimming with the Whales – Ella Thorp Ellis

Whalesong – Robert Siegel

White Whale – Robert Siegel

Leaving Protection – Will Hobbs

Outer Banks: Lights Out – Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Midwinterblood – Marcus Sedgwick

Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young

A Hundred Hours of Night – Anna Woltz

Into the Hurricane – Neil O. Connelly

Island Boyz: Short Stories – Graham Salisbury

Savage – Tom Sniegoski

Voyage of the Dolphin – Gilbert Morris

Life As We Know It – Susan Beth Pheffer

The Living – Matt de la Pena

Nation – Terry Pratchett

Adrift – Paul Griffin

Shock Waves – Chris Westwood

Airborn – Kenneth Oppel

Before We Go Extinct – Karen Rivers

Beta – Rachel Cohn

Burn for Burn – Jenny Han

Captain Hawaii – Anthony Dana Arkin

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

The Cousins – Karen M. McManus

The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye

Dark Shimmer – Donna Jo Napoli

The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

The Island – Gary Paulsen

Island Boyz: Short Stories – Graham Salisbury

The Island Keeper – Harry Mazer

Keeper of the Night – Kimberly Willis Holt

Looking for Group – Rory Harrison

Nobody’s Prize – Esther M. Friesner

Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys

The Emerald Sea – Richelle Mead

The Great Wide Sea – Madaline Herlong

The Last True Poets of the Deep – Julia Drake

Strange Objects – Gary Crew

Terry and the Pirates – Julian F. Thompson

Wilder Girls – Rory Power

Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt of the Caribbees – Arthur Ransome

Ghost Canoe – Will Hobbs

Leaving Protection – Will Hobbs

Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell

Young Adult Series

The Brotherband Chronicles – John Flanagan

The Outcasts

The Invaders

The Hunters

Slaves of Socorro

Scorpion Mountain

The Ghostfaces

The Caldera

Undertow – Michael Buckley

Undertow

Raging Sea

Heart of the Storm

Passenger – Alexandra Bracken

Passenger

Wayfarer

Bloody Jack Adventures – L.A. Meyer

Bloody Jack

Curse of the Blue Tattoo

Under the Jolly Roger

In the Belly of the Bloodhound

Mississippi Jack

My Bonny Light Horseman (available on the Hoopla app)

Rapture of the Deep

The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

The Mark of the Golden Dragon

Viva Jacquelina! (available on Hoopla)

Wild Rover No More (available on Hoopla)

Shark Girl – Kelly L. Bingjam

Shark Girl

Formerly Shark Girl

Darkness Rising – Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering

The Calling

The Rising

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

Hollow City

Library of Souls

A Map of Days

The Conference of the Birds

The Desolations of Devil’s Acre

Sea of Trolls – Nancy Farmer

The Sea of Trolls

The Land of the Silver Apples

The Islands of the Blessed (available on Hoopla)

Seafire Trilogy

Seafire

Steel Tide

Stormbreak

Edge of Nowhere

The Edge of Nowhere

The Edge of Water (available through Interlibrary loan)

The Edge of the Shadow

The Edge of Light

Young Adult Nonfiction

Trashing the Planet: Examining Our Global Garbage Glut – Stuart A. Kallen

Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive – Laura Hillenbrand

Buccaneers & Pirates of Our Coasts – Frank Richard Stockton

Gold & Silver, Silver & Gold: Tales of Hidden Treasure – Alvin Schwartz

Coral Reefs – Lesley A. DuTemple

Nature Strikes Back – John Gabriel Navarra

Floods – Michael Allaby

Escape from the Island of Ice – Philippe O’Grady

Ghost in the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII Invasion – Samantha Seiple

The Wreck of the Barque Stefano off the North West Cape of Australia in 1875 – Gustave Rathe

Spring Booklists

Chapter Books and Junior Non-Fiction

Young Adult and Adult