June Question of the Month – an irregular series

Hi, I am looking for children’s picture books about or set in the Puget Sound area.  Non-fiction books for children about Puget Sound and marine life found there would also be appreciated.  Perhaps something like Davy’s Dream or There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout.

Thank you for your question about books about marine life in the Puget Sound for ages 4-8. You already know about one of my favorites, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout, but I did find some others that I think might work.

If this isn’t enough, or these aren’t quite right, we would need to either look for stories about ocean life in general (not Pacific Northwest specific), or look up individual marine animals that live in the Puget Sound to see if there’s a book. I’ve found some titles for some of the more common animals like salmon and orcas, and I threw in Eric Carle’s Hermit Crab since it has common sea animals. Most of these, however, either focus on animals that live in the Puget Sound, or hasvea significant number of local sea life in them.

Fiction and “light” nonfiction:
Whales Passing by Eve Bunting
Sockeye’s Journey Home by Barbara Winkelman
Salmon Forest by David Suzuki
Salmon Creek By Annette LeBox
O is for Orca: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet by Andrea Helman (includes but is not limited to marine life)
1, 2, 3 Moose: A Pacific Norwest Counting Book by Art Wolfe (includes but is not limited to marine life)
Where Do I Sleep A Pacific Northwest Lullaby by Jennifer Blomgren (Includes but is not limited to marine life)
A Killer Whale’s World by Caroline Arnold
Little Otter’s Big Journey by David Bedford
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Adventures in Greater Puget Sound by Dawn Ashback
The Lifecycle of a Salmon by Ruth Thomson

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