Butler Bookshelf

It’s World Oceans Day! A great way to celebrate is to learn more about these majestic bodies of water. This is why we are eager to dive into Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas by Elizabeth Shreeve and Frann Preston-Gannon. With Preston-Gannon’s vivid illustrations and Shreeve’s engaging prose, learn how creatures developed and emerged from the ocean into the animals we know today. Check out the list below for more books about our oceans, and of course some LGBTQ themed titles!

Creature Features: Ocean
Written by Big Picture Press and Illustrated by Natasha Durley
Published by Big Picture Press
Available now!

Jacob’s School Play: Starring He, She, and They
Written by Ian & Sarah Hoffman and Illustrated by Chris Case
Published by Magination Press
Available now!

Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope
Written by Jodie Patterson and Illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow
Published by Crown Books for Young Readers
Available now!

Plasticus Maritimus
Written by Ana Pego & Isabel Minhós Martins and
Illustrated by Bernado P. Carvalho
Published by Greystone Kids
Available August 24, 2021

Andy Warhol (Little People, Big Dreams)
Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Illustrated by Timonthy Hunt
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Available now!

Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas
Written by Elizabeth Shreeve and Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
Published by Candlewick Press
Available now!