DESERT ISLAND READING

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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