Sailing the Ocean Blue

Come along for adventures on the high seas!

Loud Emily

By Alexis O’Neill, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Born with a voice loud enough to shatter plates, young Emily finally finds her niche as a substitute lighthouse, warning ships away from the rocks. Carpenter’s oil illustrations in the style of early 19th century folk art add to the humor.

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Little Rat Sets Sail

By Monika Bang-Campbell, illustrated by Molly Bang

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With a little courage and a lot of practice, Little Rat overcomes her fear of sailing.

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Jenny's Journey

By Sheila White Samton

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From her apartment in the big city, Jenny writes a letter to her just-moved-away friend, Maria. She imagines an amazing journey. Her little boat, with its watermelon-colored sail and leopard carving, at last arrives at Maria's tropical home after many adventures.

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Henry, the Sailor Cat

By Mary Calhoun

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Who says cats don't like water? A sea-going Siamese like Henry sure wouldn't miss the chance for a glorious day of sailing, not when there are dolphins and whales and ocean breezes to enjoy. Sneaking aboard a sailboat, Henry embarks on an unforgettable aquatic adventure that captures the joy of sailing and sparkles with all the adventure of the sea.

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Follow the Dream

By Peter Sis

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A richly illustrated version of the story of Christopher Columbus, the most striking of the books published in honor of the 500th anniversary of his voyages.

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Dinosailors

By Deb Lund

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This high-rhyming, rip-snortingly hilarious tale follows the outrageous journey of a crew of novice dinosaurs who set sail for adventure, only to find something better awaits them at home.

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Alphaboat

By Michael Chesworth

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Rhyming text full of puns tells the story of the letters of the alphabet sailing off to look for a buried treasure.

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