Under the sea book giveaway

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Win ocean-themed books!

The ocean is a magical place with lots to explore! Dive in to the underwater world with a fin-tastic book from our giveaway.

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Shy Ones

By Simona Ciraolo

Who’s this? A little flapjack octopus. You may almost have missed him. You see, he’s not the type to stand out in a crowd. Unless you were looking for him, you might not spot him at all… He’s one of the shy ones.

This book is suitable for 0-5 year olds.

We have three copies available, thanks to Flying Eye.

Meet the Oceans

By Caryl Hart

SPLOOOOSH! We're off on an exciting underwater adventure in our submarine to meet the oceans and seas of our blue planet. Join in with the rhymes and get ready to spot all the smiley-faced, friendly oceans, from the Atlantic and deep Pacific to the sparkling Mediterranean.

This book is suitable for children aged 0-5.

We have three copies available to win, courtesy of Bloomsbury.

That's Not My Narwhal

By Fiona Watt

Meet five adorable narwhals in this exciting addition to the much-loved That's not my... series. Babies love the best-selling That’s not my… books with their bold illustrations, patches to stroke, and a mouse to spot on every page, all designed to develop sensory and language awareness.

This book is suitable for children aged 3+.

There are three copies to be won, thanks to Usborne.

First Book of the Sea

By Nicola Davies

With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything from phosphorescence and plankton to manta rays and puffins – all in the comfort of their bedroom.

This book is suitable for children aged 3+.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Walker Books.

Little First Stickers Seashore

By Jessica Greenwell

Visit a sandy beach, add crabs and starfish to rockpools, see sea birds and puffins fly high in the sky and lots more in this fascinating sticker book.

This book is suitable for children aged 3+.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Usborne.

The Tale of a Toothbrush: A Story of Plastic in our Oceans

By M. G. Leonard

Children use their toothbrush each morning and evening, and get new ones every few months. That's billions of toothbrushes! What happens to them all when they're no longer needed? And if toothbrushes take thousands of years to break down, what does that mean for our planet?

This book is suitable for children aged 3+.

There are three copies available to be won, thanks to Walker Books.

Animal Explorers: Toby the Deep-Sea Diver

By Sharon Rentta

In Toby the Deep-Sea Diver, Toby is a young tiger who longs to explore the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. All he needs is courage, determination – and a home-made submersible!

This book is suitable for children aged 3-4 years old.

There are three copies available to win, thanks to Scholastic.

Seas: A lift-the-flap eco book

By Carmen Saldana

This lift-the-flap book uses plant-based inks, glues with minimal plastic content and is made from recycled board. Teaching children all about why our oceans and seas are so important and how we can help care for them better, this eco-friendly book is the perfect introduction to an important topic.

This book is suitable for children aged 5-8 years old.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Penguin.

Once Upon a Mermaid's Tail

By Beatrice Blue

Theodore has a little boat and a big passion: collecting fish. He loves nothing better than discovering a new fish for his collection. But one day, he finds something he's never seen before: a tiny creature in a beautiful shell...

This book is suitable for children aged 5-8 years old.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Quarto.

Look Inside Seas and Oceans

By Megan Cullis

Dive into the watery world beneath the waves in this beautifully illustrated information book, with over 50 flaps to lift. Explore coasts, coral reefs and mangrove forests, and find out what lives in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean.

This book is suitable for children aged 5-8.

There are three copies to be won, thanks to Usborne.

Nappy the Pirate Baby

By Alan MacDonald

Captain Sprat and his pirate crew love nothing more than lazing around on the deck of the Salty Herring. Until one day, a strange wailing noise shatters the peace. Shiver me timbers! There’s a stowaway baby on board, and the crew decide they’re going to raise him like a proper pirate!

This book is suitable for children aged 5-8 years old.

We have three copies available, thanks to Barrington Stoke.

The Secret of Black Rock

By Joe Todd-Stanton

Erin is fascinated by the stories of Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! But are the tales really true? One day Erin sneaks on board her mother’s fishing boat to find out…

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old.

There are three copies to be won, courtesy of Flying Eye.

The Sea

By Miranda Krestovnikoff

This book will have you diving into the deepest depths of the blue, exploring the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet and discovering the amazing animals that populate our waters, including the largest living animal: the blue whale!

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old.

There are three copies available, thanks to Bloomsbury.

Tragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the Titanic

By David Long

On 10 April 1912, RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. This 'Ship of Dreams' was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world. It was claimed she was unsinkable. But four days later, when the ship struck an iceberg, the loss of Titanic and over 1,500 passengers would become one of the most infamous maritime disasters in history.

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old.

We have three copies to be won, thanks to Barrington Stoke.

100 Things to Know About the Oceans

By Alex Frith, Minna Lacey, Alice James, Jerome Martin and Lan Cook

Do fish wear pyjamas? What's the sound of an iceberg melting? How many sheep did it take to launch a Viking longship? Which is faster - a tsunami or a bullet train? Find the answers to these and many more questions in a book that explores the history, science, environment and art of our planet's seas and oceans.

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12.

There are three copies available, courtesy of Usborne.

The Deep Blue

By Charlotte Guillain

This illustrated, lyrical picture book looks at plants, animals, and natural formations in Earth's amazing ocean ecosystems, from the smallest creatures to the largest predators, gently covering the topic of global warming. Every living thing on the planet needs the oceans, including us.

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old.

We have three copies available, thanks to Quarto.

Race to the Bottom of the Sea

By Lindsay Eager

When her marine scientist parents are killed in a tragic accident, eleven-year-old Fidelia Quail is racked by grief – and guilt. But Fidelia is forced out of her mourning when she’s kidnapped by Merrick the Monstrous, a pirate whose list of treasons stretches longer than a ribbon eel. Her task? Use her marine know-how to retrieve his treasure, lost on the ocean floor.

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12.

We have three copies available, courtesy of Walker Books.

The Shark Caller

By Zillah Bethell

Blue Wing is desperate to become a shark caller, but instead she must befriend infuriating newcomer Maple, who arrives unexpectedly on Blue Wing's island. At first, the girls are too angry to share their secrets and become friends. But when the tide breathes the promise of treasure, they must journey together to the bottom of the ocean to brave the deadliest shark of them all...

This book is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old.

There are three copies available to be won, thanks to Usborne.

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