Make storytime fun with these fascinating boat and ship books for toddlers and preschoolers. Find educational boat books for tweens. Children would learn more about boats – information, history of vessels, different types of boats, learning to keep logs.

Amazing Boats & Ships Books For Kids

boat and ship books for kids

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Here is a great collection of 10 best boat and ship books for kids.

You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.

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Boat Book is suitable to introduce babies, toddlers to different types of boats. Each page featured a simple colorful pictures along with a one-line description.

Fireboats, police boats, rowboats, kayaks, canoes, and more. The board book format makes it perfect for little hands. (Ages 0-3 years)

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Little Blue Boat is a chunky lift-the-flap board book for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten. The adorable story narrates the journey of a little blue boat in the ocean. Meet all of its ocean friends.

The illustration and colorful and attractive. Sentences are simple. (Ages 0-5 years)

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Where Do Speedboats Sleep at Night? Find out in the cute for preschool and above. Cruise ships, canoes, fishing boats – how do they rest when done for the day!

A perfect bedtime storybook for water vehicles or sea lovers. Check out all the other popular books from the children’s series Where Do. (Ages 3-7 years)

Fun Fact: First known boat is recorded from 8000 years back.

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Alphabet Boats features 26 types of vessels – each for one letter of the English alphabet. Read and see pictures of familiar and many unfamiliar boats from around the world.

Learn A for airboat, B for barge. Set sail around the world along with your child with this beautiful book. (Ages 3-7 years)

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Boats on the Bay is inspired by San Francisco Bay. The beautiful panorama ending features different types of boats on a boat parade.

The pages are beautifully illustrated with one line on each page. The text is lyrical. An engaging read for preschoolers and above (Ages 4-8 years)

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How Ships Work from  Lonely Planet Kids provides a good explanation of ships mechanism to children. Read about how ships stay afloat, navigate, use wind power.

Lift the flap and find ancient Egyptian ships on the Niles, pirate boats, submarines, dinghies. Read about the history of ships’ evolution. Information is presented in the bite-sized format. A fun read for new readers. (Ages 6-8 years)

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How to Draw Cool Ships and Boats provides step-by-step instruction on drawing them. Included are small canoes, speedboats, giant ships, and more. It has a total of 100 objects featured.

The instructions are easy to follow, even for beginners. A book promising hours of sailing fun! (Ages 7-11 years)

Fun fact: The earlier boats did not use nails. Instead, they were sewn together with ropes.

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A Kid’s Book on Boatbuilding by Will Ansel combines his lifetime experience of working as a boatbuilder and ships’ carpenter. Aimed at kids, this book helps answer many questions of curious kids about boat building.

Simple explanations along with suitable diagrams help kids become a part of the process. (Ages 8-12 years)

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Kids Boating Log Book is suitable to carry on sailing, boating, fishing, cruising. There are marked places to log vessel information, current weather, forecast, water information, dates, passengers, ports, crews, and more.

Also included are blank pages for photos, drawings, and more. Make lifetime memories. (Ages 8-12 years)

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The Mystery of the Titanic narrates the story of the Titanic – starting with its famous journey to secrets at the bottom of the sea. Read about details on ships passengers, food.

Kids will understand the science along with diagrams that helped locate the ship’s wrecks and events. (Ages 8-12 years)

More Boats For Kids

Make learning about boats and ships fun with these fun and educational STEM toys.

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Princess Ariel’s Royal Celebration
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Shark Bite Pirate Ship (Preschooler +)
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Hidden Side Wrecked Shrimp Boat 70419 Building Kit
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RC Remote Control Boat