Celebrating Earth Day 2022 with ten Ocean-Themed Children's Books

What is Earth Day and When is it Celebrated?

Well, Earth Day is an annual event bringing together billions of people from around the world to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. It was first held on April 22, 1970, and now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG --

Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe on April 22.

Now, Earth Day is not only keeping the streets clean. It's also keeping the sky and ocean clean. Everyone needs a healthy habitat to live in and that includes our water animal friends too.

10 Free Aquatic-Themed Children's Books

To celebrate this year's Earth Day, I teamed up with nine amazing authors to give away TEN books in honor of Earth Day.

DOWNLOAD LINK for all TEN BOOKS. Free April 20 - 21, 2022


1. "Pete the Shark” by Karlene J. Froling

In this first book of the Amazon #1 Best Seller the Picture-Perfect series, join Pete the Shark as he inspires young readers to have fun, smile from the heart, and connect by being themselves.

Today is Pete’s big day in the open waters. He is excited and hoping that the children will take a picture with him. Unfortunately, some bad advice led him down the wrong path.

Take a journey with “Pete the Shark” as he navigates his way through the open waters trying to find solutions to a problem that never should have been. A charming and delightful story with fantastical illustrations that are sure to capture the attention of kids and adults alike.

Book two in the Picture-Perfect series titled Taffy the Turtle: See Something Say Something will be launched in May 2022. Click link for a sneak peek. 

2. “Hammy Hammerhead’s (Almost) Big Adventure!” by Mike Crowder

Written and illustrated by Mike Crowder, “Hammy Hammerhead’s (Almost) Big Adventure” is about a hammerhead sharker named, well, Hammy!

Hammy’s just having one of those days. You know the kind! You know, when your mom won’t even let you

out until you clean your room?

All he wants to do is play pufferball with his friends! …What’s a boy to do?

3. “Shark in Love” by Alma Hammond

One lonely shark learns about love; and something simply amazing about herself!

Sharks can do so many cool things! And a girl shark living in the darkest waters of the deep, blue sea knows this. But why can’t she capture the attention of the one she “loves?”

In “Shark in Love”, kids will learn many amazing facts about sharks and at the same time, they will come to understand that loving yourself should always come first. See how this shark finds this out the hard way!

Shark in Love is the second book in the Learn and Love series, a collection of books about misunderstood animals and life skills for children. Want more? Look for the first book in the series, “Bo the Bat,” a book about the importance of not prejudging others and about bats!

4. “Jasper The Island Hopper: A Boat Ride” by Audrey Lavigne

Key kids! Would you like to know more about some beautiful animals found in the Ocean? If yes, then this is the perfect book for you!

In this fourth book of the series, “Jasper the Island Hopper: A Boat Ride”, Jasper goes snorkeling in the water of Seychelles, where he learns some interesting facts about some beautiful creatures under the sea.

With its vibrant illustrations, this moving adventure brings marine life to reality. Enjoy the story and test yourself by answering the educational questions on the last page of the book. A wonderful Travel Book for kids ages 4-10.

5. “KAI: The Loneliest Palm Tree” by Cindi Goodeaux

New friends come but are soon gone. Life is good, but Kai is lonely. Will anyone ever share her island home?

Written by Cindi Goodeaux and illustrated by Jack Foster, “KAI: The Loneliest Palm Tree” is about a happy little tree named Kai that lives alone on a tiny island.

Every day she watches wildlife and boats pass by, hoping one might visit to become her friend and share the beautiful view.

6. “Ten Little Sandpipers” by Kim Ann

These birdies love playing on the beach. But how will they know when it’s time to go home?

Ten little sandpipers run in and out of the waves. Every day they wake up bright and chirpy, eager to see the sun sparkling on the sea. And whenever the surf retreats, they rush back in for a snack!

Beautifully illustrated by Nejla Shojaie with vivid, double-spread pages, this rhyming counting book will have your little ones learning numbers one to ten with ease. And using perfect rhythmic meter to support the entertaining play, as well as four fun facts and a QR code for a special sing-along song, kids will beg to read about the happy-go-lucky birds and their seaside friends.

“Ten Little Sandpipers” is a gorgeous children’s picture book aimed at youngsters learning to count. If you or your child like cute animals, upbeat adventures, and celebrating the beauty of nature, then you’ll love Kim Ann’s sun-soaked story.

7. “Mermaid Rescue” by Iveta Ongley

How does a seaside holiday with your best dragon friend sound? A complete bliss!

What would make it even better? Well, maybe a bit of magic … and adventure!

Rosie is looking forward to some fun in the sun. But danger lurks beneath the surface of the sea. A sorcerer has cast a terrible spell over the Mermaid Princess, and Rosie is the only one who can save her.

Feeling vulnerable in the treacherous underwater world, Rosie must follow the trail of dark magic. Will Rosie’s determination and the power of her friendship with Spark the dragon be

enough to defeat the evil sorcerer and his dark spells?

Enter the world of magical action and adventure and find out in Mermaid Rescue! “Mermaid Rescue: A Young Girl’s Magical Underwater Adventure with Mermaids” is a Book 2 in an early reader chapter book series The Adventures of Rosie Hart.

8. “Oscar the Octopus” by Tracy Kushwaha

Brought to us by author Tracy Kushwaha and illustrator Denny Poliquit and published by Two Girls and a Reading Corner.

“Oscar the Octopus” is a tale about intrigue and wonder through the eyes of a curious young octopus who dre