Ships and Sailors

Sailors, captains, terrible ocean storms, shipwrecks and sea shanties - you'll find all of these topics and more in this feature about ships and the people who sailed them.

For more on the topic, see features on the Mayflower and the Titantic, two very famous ships.

Drawing in the Sea

Drawing in the Sea

Harriet Russell
Fiction
For ages 6 and up
Princeton Architectural Press, 2015   ISBN: 978-1616894184
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Blue Boat

Blue Boat

Kersten Hamilton
Illustrator:  Valerie Petrone 
Board Book
For ages 1 to 4
Penguin, 2016   ISBN: 978-1101998533
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Poppy the Pirate Dog

Poppy the Pirate Dog

Liz Kessler
Illustrator:  Mike Phillips 
Fiction
For ages 5 to 8
Candlewick Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-0763665692
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Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat

Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat

Katie Clark
Illustrator:  Amy Huntington 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Down East Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1608930043
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Mary Patten’s Voyage

Mary Patten’s Voyage

Richard Berleth
Illustrator:  Ben Otero 
Picture Book
For ages 10 to 12
Albert Whitman and Co., 1994   ISBN: 978-0807549872
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T Is for Tugboat: Navigating the Seas from A to Z

T Is for Tugboat: Navigating the Seas from A to Z

Traci N. Todd
Illustrator:  Sara Gillingham 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Chronicle Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0811860949
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Down to the sea in Ships

Down to the sea in Ships

Philemon Sturges
Illustrator:  Giles Laroche 
Poetry Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0399234644
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Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea

Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea

Gloria Rand
Illustrator:  Ted Rand 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
NorthSouth, 2001   ISBN: 0735815399
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Captain James Cook Charts the Pacific Ocean

Captain James Cook Charts the Pacific Ocean

Jean Kinney Williams
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Compass Point Books, 2003   ISBN: 978-0756504212
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Joe Boat

Joe Boat

Sandy Riggs
Fiction
For ages 4 to 6
Barron’s Educational Series, 2006   ISBN: 978-0764132964
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Voyage

Voyage

Adele Geras
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Harcourt, 2007   ISBN: 978-0152061005
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The Great Ships

The Great Ships

Patrick O'Brien
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Walker Books for Young Readers, 2005   ISBN: 978-0802777164
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The Secret of Old Zeb

The Secret of Old Zeb

Carmen Agra Deedy
Illustrator:  Michael P. White 
Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Peachtree, 1997   ISBN: 978-1561451159
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Ship of Fire

Ship of Fire

Michael Cadnum
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and
Penguin, 2003   ISBN: 978-0670899074
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Tattered Sails

Tattered Sails

Verla Kay
Illustrator:  Dan Andreasen 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Penguin, 2001   ISBN: 978-0399233456
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