Inside: A growing list of 17+ ocean books in Spanish to read with your child or student in the classroom or at home!
Are you working on an ocean unit in your Spanish classroom or in your bilingual homeschool?
Or maybe you are about to embark on a trip to the ocean and want to get a head start with all of the Spanish ocean vocabulary before you go!
Regardless, I have a list of 17 ocean books in Spanish that will engage your children and get them learning about el océano in español! ¡Hurrá!
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Choosing the right ocean book in Spanish
How will you decide which ocean book in Spanish will be right for your kiddo?
For starters, in this list, I have each book organized by title, author and the recommended age. I also include a brief description of each book.
But only you know your child best so choose a book that will interest your child.
Browse through the descriptions, and if you come across a book you think your child will enjoy, click it and then read the reviews and explore the book some more.
My five-year-old son LOVES documentaries and prefers to read about real-life facts over fictional stories. Hence, his favorite books on this list are the encyclopedias such as number 17 on this list; Antología de animales extraordinarios.
With that said, peruse through this list and find a ocean animal book in Spanish that your child will love and will most importantly, encourage Spanish language use!
AND, if you know of a book that needs to be added to this list, do not hesitate to let me know in the comments at the end of this post!
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17+ Ocean Books in Spanish
By: Yuval Zommer
This informational text in Spanish goes into all of the tiniest and largest creatures in the underwater world. It will answer all of the whats and whys.
Why does the crab walk sideways? How does a penguin not freeze? Is a starfish really a fish?
This is a must have for your dual language classrooms or for bilingual homeschoolers!
By: Alan Watts
The fish protagonist in this book will teach your child all about feelings.
Learn about fear, anger, frustration and confusion, and how the big ocean helps this fish free himself from his feelings.
Pair this book with our 24 Bilingual Spanish/English Emotions Flashcards and you can fill up an entire class to learn about feelings!
Interested in teaching about more emotions in your Spanish class? Check out this growing list of 30+ picture books about emotions in Spanish!
By: Jess French
Written by ocean expert, Jess French, La vida secreto de los océanos takes children on a fascinating underwater journey by showing them the wonders of all the amazing plants and ocean creatures that live in the sea.
It includes a multitude of ocean life and includes fun facts about sea life too!
This is a great selection to engage Spanish learners of all ages!
By: Marcus Pfister
Who didn’t love The Rainbow Fish growing up? It was one of my favorites and now I get to read it in Spanish to my son! Even better!
This beautiful story with eye-capturing illustrations teaches not only marine life vocabulary words in Spanish, but it also shares a didactic message about the importance of sharing.
There is also a bilingual English and Spanish version of Pez Arcoiris available.
Here are some in the Pez Arcoiris series to add to your bilingual library:
- El pez Arcoíris vuelve a casa
- Dulces sueños, pez Arcoíris
- El Pez Arcoiris y la ballena azul
- ¿Jugamos al escondite, Pez Arcoiris?
By: Dan Hanna
How can Mr. Pez be so sad in a sea full of vibrant colors and so much diversion? In El Pez Pucheros, your children will have lots of laughs throughout this book’s comical rhyme.
By: Guido van Genechten
A bilingual book with beautiful images that teach about ocean animals and prepositions in Spanish.
$1.97 16 Animal Ocean Vocabulary Flashcards in Spanish
In this ocean encyclopedia, learn everything that your heart desires about everything under the sea!
By: Mark Pallis
Learn about mindfulness and the importance of being calm with Crab and Whale.
Integrated in this book are breathing exercises to use with your littles.
$2.97 23 Beach Vocabulary Flashcards in Spanish
By: Gloria Baena
Peregollo is a tiny crab that doesn’t believe in himself, until one day he uses his talents and bravery to help his friend the Toad.
10. El pulpo enojado
By: Lori Lite
Pulpo is a relatable angry little creature. Thank goodness for the sirenita who teaches him how to be calm.
By: Camilla de la Bédoyere
In this fun and engaging story, you and your child will read about what it’s like if you invite a shark to a BBQ, or even better a sporting event.
By: Franz Anthony & María Emilia Beyer
Learn about the bioluminescent creatures of the sea, earth, and sky with this awesome glow-in-the-dark book.
“Scientific researcher María Emilia Beyer reveals the truth about these animals that produce their own light using special substances, as well as how they use this ability to search for food, defend themselves from prey, communicate, and find a mate.” -Source from Amazon
By: Lucy Cousins
Swim along with little fish and meet all of his sea creatures friends who come in different colors, shapes and sizes.
Learn more colors in Spanish with these free color vocabulary flashcards in Spanish.
By: Carron Brown
Discover all of the jewels and animals of the sea with this fun flashlight book!
Here’s a fun activity to pair with these books: Beach Sensory Bin for Toddlers
By: Kate Read
In this attention-grabbing and humorous tale, a small pink fish initiates a game of hide in seek in a way that terrifies the other sea animals.
Your child will love seeing all of the beautiful illustrations in this book while learning about el pulpo rojo, los peces globos morados, el banco de peces azules, la tortuga verde y la anguila amarilla.
By: Michelle Glorieux
An interactive, talking book that teaches marine words in Spanish.
This book includes native speakers that pronounce each vocabulary word, fun sound effects and 12 original short songs in a variety of musical styles.
This anthology of animals book is not only about ocean animals, but it has a wide selection of fascinating creatures from the manta rays, blue whales and other fun animals that can be found in the vast ocean.
Lennox absolutely loves this book. He carries it around everywhere, and whenever we have a spare moment, we learn about a new animal!
I hope you enjoyed this list of ocean books in Spanish. Don’t forget to check out some more of our Spanish book lists below!
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