DESERT ISLAND READING

April 23, 2018

 

Our Ocean-loving authors have written dozens of watery books, from Middle Grade mysteries and adventures about dolphins, seals, river voles, mermaids and young explorers to YA surf and sea romances. We hope you enjoy this selection....

 

 

Georgie Adams – Charmseekers: Moonlight and Mermaids

 

Philip Ardagh – The Grunts all at Sea, The World of Moomin Valley

 

Yaba Badoe – A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars

 

Catherine Barr – Red Alert!, The Story of Life: a First Book of Evolution, 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle, 10 Reasons to Love a Whale,

 

Quentin Blake – The Green Ship, The Heron and the Crane, The Bear’s Water Picnic

 

Emma Carroll – Letters from the Lighthouse,

 

Nicola Davies – LOTS: The Diversity of Life on Earth, Into the Blue, The Pond, Big Blue Whale, Ice Bear, The Selkie’s Mate, Whale Boy, Manatee Baby, Dolphin Baby, One Tiny Turtle, Surprising Sharks

 

Laura Dockrill – Lorali, Aurabel

 

Abi Elphinstone – Sky Song

 

Maz Evans – Beyond the Oddysey (Who Let the Gods Out?)

 

Victoria Eveleigh – Midnight on Lundy

 

Natasha Farrant – The Children of Castle Rock

 

Vivian French – Captain Crankie and Seadog Steve, Growing Frogs, How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

 

Lisa Glass – Blue, Air, Ride

 

Julia Green – The Edge of the World, Seal Island

 

Kiran Millwood Hargrave –  The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Island at the End of Everything

 

Rachel Hickman – One Silver Summer

 

Catherine Hyde – The Princess Blankets

 

Nicolette Jones – The Plimsoll Sensation: The Great Campaign to Save Lives at Sea

 

Liz Kessler – The Emily Windsnapp series, North of Nowhere

 

Elizabeth Laird – Song of the Dolphin Boy

 

Gill Lewis – White Dolphin, A Story Like the Wind

 

Robert Macfarlane – The Wild Places, The Lost Words

 

James Mayhew – Mrs Noah’s Pockets

 

 

 

Geraldine McCaughrean – Where the World Ends, The Orchard Book of Greek Myths, The Odyssey (Puffin Classics)

 

Hilary McKay – Fairy Tales, Dolphin Luck, Binny for Short

 

Tom Moorhouse – The River Singers, The Rising, The New Adventures of Mr Toad: Toad in Troubled Waters

 

Jackie Morris – The Seal Children, The Lost Words, Mrs Noah’s Pockets, The Ice Bear

 

Michael Morpurgo – Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea, Why the Whales Came, Kensuke’s Kingdom

 

Chris Riddell –  Ottoline at Sea, Goth Girl and The Pirate Queen

 

Katherine Rundell – The Explorer

 

Lauren St John – Dolphin Song, Kidnap in the Caribbean, Kat Wolfe Investigates

 

Marcus Sedgwick – Floodland

 

Robin Stevens – The Guggenheim Mystery

 

Jonathan Stroud –  The Lost Treasure of Captain Blood, Leap

 

Piers Torday – The Last Wild, The Dark Wild, The Wild Beyond

 

Jacqueline Wilson – The Longest Whale Song, Twin Tales, Cliffhanger, Buried Alive

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the authors below have ocean stories in the works or soon-to-be published. Some don’t but are no less passionate about marine conservation and saving our planet. We highly recommend these amazing books:

 

Jasbinder Bilan  - Song of the Mountain (out Spring 2019)

 

Christopher Edge –  The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day. The Jamie Drake Equation, Twelve Minutes to Midnight

 

Elissa Elwick & Philip Ardagh: Stick and Fetch Investigate: Barking up the Wrong Tree

 

Elissa Elwick: Freddie and Gaston Go to Paris, Little Adventurers: What Bear? Where?

 

Dr Ben Garrod –  So You Think You Know about Tyrannosaurus Rex? So You Think You Know about Triceratops?

 

Patrice Lawrence – Orangeboy, Indigo Donut

 

M.G. Leonard – Beetle Boy, Beetle Queen, Battle of the Beetles

 

Tamsyn Murray – Instructions for a Second-hand Heart, Baby Zebra Rescue, Completely Cassidy Star Reporter, My So-Called Afterlife

 

Linda Newberry – Set in Stone, Until We Win, The Brockenspectre, Blitz Boys

 

Annabel Pitcher – My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, Ketchup Clouds

 

SF Said – Varjak Paw, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, Phoenix

 

Alom Shaha – Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder: Adventures in Science around the Kitchen Table

 

Holly Smale – Geek Girl series

 

LA Weatherly: Angel, Broken Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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