Nancy White and Joanna Cole Magic
School Bus Takes A Dive: A Book About Coral Reefs
1998: Scholastic Productions. (Magic School Bus Series).
Readers accompany Ms Frizzle’s class as they investigate
a coral reef and learn about symbiotic relationships
within the marine habitat.
Bob Barner Fish Wish
2001: Holiday House, Inc.
After a trip to the aquarium, a little boy imagines
what it would be like if he were a fish. This book contains
a great deal of information about the habitat of a coral
reef, matching text and colorful illustrations.
Allan Sheather and Kim Michelle Toft (Illustrator) One
Less Fish 1998: Charlesbridge Publishing.
A counting book with a conservationist message—each
page introduces a different species of fish that lives
in the Great Barrier Reef.
Sylvia A. Earle Hello,
Fish! Visiting the Coral Reef 2001: National
A photographic essay for children, this book provides
simple text and wonderful photos of life in a coral
Adolescent/Young Adult Books
Norbert Wu A City Under the Sea
1996: Simon & Schuster Children’s
A sea turtle swims through a coral reef environment
to lay eggs on a beach. The book follows her voyage,
describing the marine life and sights that she passes
on the way.
Rebecca L. Johnson The
Great Barrier Reef: A Living Laboratory 1991:
Lerner Publishing Group,
Readers are introduced to the Great Barrier Reef from
the perspective of the scientists who are investigating
a wide variety of questions related to the reef.
David Gulko Hawaiian
Coral Reef Ecology 1999: Mutual Publishing
This comprehensive and visually engaging book offers
a wealth of information that is well explained through
illustrations. The book is divided into three sections:
corals as organisms, corals as condos and coral reefs
Jack Stephens Living
Mirrors: A Coral Reef Adventure 2002: Umbrage
ISBN # 1-884167-26-8
The film’s companion book is a fully-illustrated
fine art book with spectacular photographs from the
film and a fascinating story about coral reefs and the
team who captured their beauty and mystery on film.
Appropriate for all ages.
Corinna Ravilious and Edmund P. Green
World Atlas of Coral Reefs
2002: United Nations
This collection of maps, illustrations, and images provides
a comprehensive description of the status of coral reefs
around the world.
Osha Gray Davidson The
Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the
Coral Reef 1998: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
This book takes a historical as well as a conservationist
perspective on the importance of coral reefs and the
imminent danger to these fragile ecosystems.
Howard and Michele Hall Secrets
of the Ocean Realm 1997: Carroll & Graf
A 160 page hard cover book illustrated with over 140
color images and text that covers Michele and Howard
Hall’s diving experiences over the last 30 years.
Roger Steene Coral
Seas 1998: Firefly Books LTD.
This is a photographic essay produced by an underwater
photographer who documents a wide range of coral reefs
and marine life that make their home in the reef. A
number of previously unknown species are presented.
Charles Birkeland (editor) Life
and Death of Coral Reefs 1997: Kluwer Academic
This comprehensive book includes eighteen chapters written
by a range of experts from around the world. Chapters
focus on issues such as symbiotic relationships, diseases
of coral reefs, over exploitation of fish, natural and
human caused disturbances that affect the coral reef
community, reef geography and coral reef management.
Paul Humann, Ned Deloach Reef Coral
Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas
Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach Reef Fish
Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
2002: New World Publications
These reef identification guides have full color pictures
for each species as well as detailed descriptions of
Paul Humann (with photographers Howard
Hall & Neil McDaniel). Coastal
Fish Identification: California to Alaska 1996:
New World Publications
This book is a valuable resource for divers with superb
color photographs and an appealing format.
John Randall, Gerald Allen, Roger
Steene Fishes of the Great
Barrier Reef and Coral Sea
1997: University of Hawaii Press
This is a useful book with excellent photos to help
identify a broad range of fishes found in the Pacific