Kids find Jellyfish fascinating. They look like umbrellas, translucent, sometimes vividly colorful. And of course, their stings can be quite deadly! Read to your preschooler, kindergarteners about these ocean creatures. Or teach children about jellyfish life, food, characteristics. A booklist of 10 jellyfish books curated for 3 to 12-year-olds.
Jellyfish Children’s Book
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Here is a good collection of Jellyfish books for preschoolers, kindergarten, beginner readers, tweens that will help your little one to learn more about these animals.
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.
I Am Not a Fish! is a funny story about a jellyfish Edgar who learns to be content with himself. Edgar realizes he is not a fish. But has a hard time understanding what jellyfish is!
Finally, with help of friends, he finds out what he is good at. The preschool-level simple narrative is just perfect for a bedtime read. (Ages 3-5 years)
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish is a story of evolving friendship for kindergarten kids. Children learn about helping others in need. Peanut Butter, a seahorse, and Jelly, Jellyfish are best friends.
Their neighbor Crabby the crab is not friends with anyone. But when Crabby is in trouble, does the dup help? The colorful pictures complement the beautiful story. (Ages 3-7 years)
Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High! is a hilarious picture book for kids who dare to be different. Jeremiah jellyfish had enough of drifting and wanted to explore the world. So he ends up trading place with a CEO of a company. Read the quirky story and find what happens next. (Ages 3-6 years)
Fun fact: Jellyfish are found all over the world.
Jellyfish is a beginner-friendly nonfiction read. Learn about the habitat, hunting, food habit, sleeping habit of the jellyfish. Understand their unique physical traits.
Each page has around 2-3 lines. The pictures are real and explains the information well. (Ages 5-7 years)
Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish? is an alphabet book for kids. Enter into the colorful world of the animal kingdom with English alphabets. The pictures are vibrant with simple vocabulary lessons on the animals. (Ages 3-7 years)
Narwhal and Jelly is a popular book series featuring two friends. Read about their silliness, playful adventures. This 3 book set is a collection of funny stories suitable for beginner readers. You just can not go wrong with Narwhal and Jelly for kids. (Ages 6-9 years)
Fun fact: Jellyfish can be bright colored and some glow in the dark.
Jellies: The Life of Jellyfish provides a beautiful introduction to the sea creature. Did you know jellyfish have neither heart nor brain? Read many such intriguing facts along with breathtaking pictures.
A highly recommended book, designed for tween\middle grade readers. (Ages 9-14 years)
The Thing About Jellyfish is a bestseller and 2015 National Book Award finalist! Suzy wants to prove that her best friend has died due to a rare jellyfish sting. Read as she goes on to explore the world, life, death. A novel, middle graders can not put down. (Ages 10+)
The Immortal Jellyfish is a book designed to help kids through the grieving process. A young boy lost his grandfather. And confused about not meeting him again. Then one day in the dream, his grandfather appears and explains the concept of immortality drawing parallel with the lives of jellyfish. (Ages 5-7 years)