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Books and activities about the problems facing our oceans, and what we can do to help
Seas and oceans cover over 70% of our planet, and they’re home to over a million species. But life in the oceans is threatened by climate change, pollution – especially from plastics – and over-fishing. Here are some children's books and resources to find out more about oceans, the problems they face, and how to help them.
Top books for kids about oceans
Beautifully illustrated books with facts, flaps and photos of life in the oceans for children of all ages.
Coral reefs are home to many marine species, and they help protect coastlines from storms and floods. At least 50% of coral reefs have died over the last 30 years, as a result of pollution and physical destruction.
Usborne has made a donation to the International Coral Reef Society, which represents scientists working on coral reefs and funds local research and education programmes. We're also publishing an exciting range of books for children about coral reefs in 2021 and 2022 – from Magic Painting to Peep Inside.
At Usborne Quicklinks we've chosen some of the best websites about oceans for you to visit.
Discover some of the threats facing our oceans and what science can do to help, explore a coral reef, test yourself with ocean quizzes and play a game to see how many plastic bags you can snatch from the ocean.