Children’s Books

The following is a list of children’s books (listed by Author) that is inspired by or notably features cephalopods. This section is under construction. If you have suggestions of books to add, please let us know.

Cerrulo, MM. 2012. Giant Squid: Searching for a Sea Monster (Smithsonian). Mankato, MN, USA: Capstone Press. ISBN-10: 1429680237

Derrick, DG. 2010. Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job. San Francisco, CA, USA: Immedium. ISBN-10: 1597020214

Heller, R. 1992. How to Hide an Octopus and Other Sea Creatures. New York, NY, USA: Grosset & Dunlap. ISBN-10: 0448404788

Herz, H, Herz, J, Herz, H, Gotfredson, K. 2016. Little Red Cuttlefish. Gretna, LA, USA: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN-10: 1455621463

Lauber, P, Keller, H. 1996. An Octopus is Amazing (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2). New York, NY, USA: HarperCollins. ISBN-10: 0690048017

Markes, J, Smith, M. 2006. Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus! New York, NY, USA: HarperCollins. ISBN-10: 0064435865

Montogomery, S, Ellenbogen, K. 2015. The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field Series). Boston, MA, USA: HMH Books for Young Readers. ISBN-10: 0544232704

Norman, M. 2008. The Octopus’s GardenThe Secret World Under the Sea. Fitzroy, AU: Black Dog Books. ISBN-10: 1742030211

Redmond, SR (Author), Barnard, B. (Illustrator). 2003. Tentacles! Tales of the Giant Squid (Step into Reading). New York, NY, USA: Random House Books. ISBN-10: 0375813071

Sciesczka, J, Smith, L, Leach, M. 1998. Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals for Beastly Fables. New York, NY, USA: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. ISBN 978-0-670-88135-2

Spilsbury, L. 2010. Octopus (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals). Portsmouth, NH, USA: Heinemann. ISBN-10: 1432940112

Wild, A, Reed, A, Crocetti, G. 2015. The Squid, the Vibrio, & the Moon. Melbourne, AU: Scale Free Network. ISBN-10: 0992587204

If we are missing books you’d like to see on this list, please let us know. The web team is comprised of English-speaking westerners, so help with broadening the cultural and linguistic coverage of this list is especially welcome.