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Resources for Boat Storytime


Children’s Books
Picture books


Pic Aus Boatyard Ducklings by Heather Austin (Castine connection)

Pic Bur Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham

Pic Fer Swashby by the Sea by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Pic Cro The Riddlemaster by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Pic Mit Busy Boats by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Pic Miy Float by Daniel Miyares (all illustrations)

Pic Pum The Old Boat by Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey

Pic Sev  Toy Boat by Randall de Sève

Pic Sha  Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple

Pic Sla  The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, illustrated by The Fan Brothers (Terry & Eric Fan)




J 305.9 Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees by Mary Beth Leatherdale & Eleanor Shakespeare

J 623.8 Ken Boat (DK Eyewitness Book) by Eric Kentley

J 745.5 Cha Low-Mess Crafts for Kids: 72 Projects to Create Your Own Magical Worlds by Debbie Chapman (p. 52-53 Cork Sailboat)



Boat facts for kids

Britannica Boat Facts