Books

From toddlers to adults - we all need to learn about the oceans.

BREAKING NEWS!

Of course, it’s not to early to talk about Christmas 

 

BOOK LAUNCH !

OUT NOW !

 

The Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise is launching a children’s book*

to raise money for local charities.

Get a copy for the little people in your family and spread a little Christmas magic around! 

                                    *Written by: Rotarian Gloria Barnett                                                                  *Illustrated by: Past Rotarian Mandy Broughton

Yeah – okay – we know this is not an Ocean Book – full of environmental/educational knowledge – but this book is a lot of fun – and it’s raising money for worthwhile charities.

MORE BREAKING NEWS

Book Launch

 50 Fabulous Facts about Ocean Creatures

A non-fiction ‘quick guide’ to understanding the Oceans – and a companion book to ‘The Amazing world Beneath the Waves.’ 

Author: Gloria Barnett

Images: – a stunning image for every creature.

For children and adults – the latest book from the WeirdFish Lady will enable you to discover some of the weird and wonderful species of life in the oceans.

A book you can dip in and out of to learn about incredible wildlife

Order Now

and your book will be posted out to you on 15th October 2021

 

 

TWO Books in one week – 

WOW ! – that’s really exciting!

Good News!  

My book – ‘Prickle the Puffer Fish’,

which was launched on 4th December 2020, is selling very well 

and we now have SEVEN books published.

 

Little people can fall in love with the ocean creatures.

Older children can read about the ocean environment in adventurous stories.

This fiction book gives you facts about oceans too. 

The Fishy Tales Storybooks

for 3 – 6 year-olds

The Fishy Tales series are written for parents to read to younger children or for children starting to read for themselves.

AVAILABLE NOW !

The Lucy Morgan Adventure Stories

for ages 8 – 12 

Lucy moves from London to the Caribbean and discovers incredible marine life in the dangerous world beneath the waves. She begins her mission to save them from harm.

These books are ‘different’ – they are adventure stories  with a twist. You can learn real scientific facts  and understand more about keeping the oceans healthy, as well as reading a really good adventure.

AVAILABLE NOW !

Book 1 – ‘Eye of the Turtle’

Book 2 – ‘The Secrets of the Shallows’

Book 3 – ‘The Hidden Cave’

BUY all three – at a special offer price – on the shop page. Just click BUY NOW to read more.

FISHY TALES STORY BOOKS

AGE 3 - 6

LOGAN THE LOBSTER

The Fishy Tales Storybooks ( Early Readers)
Written by Gloria Barnett
Illustrated by Pam Clubb

Logan is a tiny spiny Lobster. But he’s different from all the other spiny lobsters in the sea. Will the other baby lobsters play with him? Will he make friends? Does it matter that he’s different?

 ‘Fishy Tale Storybooks’ are fun underwater storylines with  scientific facts about ocean creatures at the back of the book.

 Fishy Tales –

 “Logan the Lobster”  – is now ON SALE

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FISHY TALES STORY BOOKS

PRICKLE THE PUFFER FISH

The Fishy Tales Storybooks ( Early Readers)
Written by Gloria Barnett
Illustrated by Pam Clubb

A coral reef can be a very dangerous place to live. How can Prickle keep herself safe? How can she stop feeling so scared? Can she be brave? Prickle, the tiny puffer fish, needs to find the answers to these very important questions.

 ‘Fishy Tale Storybooks’ are fun underwater storylines with  scientific facts about ocean creatures at the back of the book.

Fishy Tales –

 “Prickle the Puffer Fish”

 ON SALE 

from 4th December 2020.

Finalist in Book Cover Awards from the Wishing Shelf  Awards 2021

 

 

LUCY'S ADVENTURES

AGE 8 - 12

‘communicating through the eye of a turtle can change your life, young Lucy. That’s a gift, that is. A real gift.’

THE LUCY MORGAN ADVENTURE SERIES

The FIRST in a series of Lucy Morgan Adventure Stories

For ages 8-12
‘Eye of the Turtle’
Written by Gloria Barnett
Illustrated by Katrin Lamb

Lucy has lived on the twelfth floor of a tower block, in a poor area of London for all of her eleven years, but when her Mum accepts a new job in the Caribbean, she must face the unknown. Finding a turtle who needs help begins Lucy’s affinity with ocean creatures. She promises to help protect them but there are challenges ahead in the dangerous underwater world.

 ‘Eye of the Turtle’

Published in May 2020 

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Hey everyone !

Take a look at the Professional Review of Eye of the Turtle (below) – from the BookLife Prize 2021.

Gloria now needs to wait until Spring of 2022 before we find out if we’ve won a prize.

I’m not sure I can wait that long – I’m so excited!

Professional Review from the BookLife Prize – 2021

Plot/Idea: 10:
Originality: 10:
Prose: 10:
Character/Execution: 10
Overall Score: 10.00

Assessment:

Plot: In the first of a three-book adventure series for middle-grade readers, eleven-year-old Lucy is moving away from everything she has ever known. The Caribbean is a long way from London, but she soon finds friends Jack and Solomon, who introduce her to the beach and the ocean’s wondrous creatures. As Lucy finds out, plastic poses a serious threat to the ocean environment, and mitigating that danger leads her to find the courage to learn new skills and brave the ocean deep, which, of course, just might be full of sea monsters.

Prose/Style: The author moves the story along quickly in keeping with Lucy’s sharp mind and ability to adapt to her new situation. Each character has a refreshingly distinctive, consistent voice and point of view.

Originality: Gloria Barnett (aka the WeirdFish Lady) uses Lucy’s move to the Caribbean as a vehicle for introducing readers to sea life. She has handled the device well and by focusing so emphatically on her cast of interesting characters she turns the story into a compelling read.

Character Development/Execution: Lucy is a self-aware and perceptive pre-teen and with the help of her friends, learns the skills she needs to feel comfortable in her new home (including learning to swim and scuba dive) and, as she overcomes her fears, even finds a way to contribute to cleaning up the environment.

Date Review Submitted: August 10, 2021

LUCY'S ADVENTURES

AGE 8 - 12

Can Lucy overcome the challenges ahead to make a difference to life in the oceans?

THE LUCY MORGAN ADVENTURE SERIES

The SECOND in a series of Lucy Morgan Adventure stories

For ages 8-12

“The Secrets of the Shallows’

Written by Gloria Barnett

Illustrated by Katrin Lamb

Having moved from London to Pontus Island in the Caribbean, 12-year-old Lucy is enjoying her new-found diving skills with her friends Jack and Solomon. When Lucy, Jack and Sol discover how human activity is destroying the habitats of rare ocean creatures, they are determined to protect both marine creatures and the island’s special natural environment.

‘The Secrets of the Shallows’

Publication Date : 19th September 2020 

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LUCY'S ADVENTURES

AGE 8 - 12

The THIRD book in the Lucy Morgan Adventure Series brings Lucy, Jack and Sol back together and finds them in serious danger. The challenges are getting harder

THE LUCY MORGAN ADVENTURE SERIES

The Lucy Morgan Adventure Stories

The THIRD in the series of Lucy Morgan Adventure Stories. 

For ages 8-12

‘The Hidden Cave’

Written by Gloria Barnett
Illustrated by Katrin Lamb

 

By exploring both the underwater reefs and discovering the amazing natural beauty of Pontus Island, Lucy, Sol and Jack get entangled in yet another challenging adventure. As their battle to protect creatures in the ocean continues, they also begin a search for secrets from the past.

‘The Hidden Cave’

Publication Date 15th  November 2020

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NON-FICTION ADULTS

AGE 10 - 110

THE AMAZING WORLD BENEATH THE WAVES

An Introduction to Understanding the Oceans

This guide is for anyone who has ever been intrigued, fascinated or entranced by the world’s oceans. From the tiniest microscopic, one-celled plankton to the vast blue whale, incredible photographs and illustrations reveal the amazing diversity of life beneath the waves and the extraordinary adaptations of creatures for survival in the extreme marine environment.

Concepts such as tides, undersea mountains and the relationship between atmosphere and ocean are all carefully described to enable non-scientists to understand how important the world’s oceans are to Planet Earth and to the existence of life on Earth.

From tsunamis and earthquakes, to pollution and rising sea levels – here is a guide that everyone should read – about a watery world that so few humans understand, which covers 70% of the surface of the planet and is so deep in parts that it hides even the highest mountain ranges and deepest canyons on Earth.

This book guides us effortlessly to a better understanding of the amazing world beneath the waves.

Through sales of this book, the author is supporting the work of the Marine Conservation Society (www.mcsuk.org)

REVIEW – February 2021

‘The Amazing World Beneath the Waves’    (Non-Fiction)

 I received your book last week and read it cover to cover yesterday! I wish to congratulate you on presenting a tremendous subject in a clear and concise way. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to both children and adults alike. The illustrations, graphs and photographs support the text which is both absorbing, educational and entertaining.

Stephen P. – City of Liverpool

WITH A FOREWORD BY JOHN AITCHISON - WILDLIFE FILMMAKER

‘In this book, Gloria Barnett gives us facts, explanations and reasons why each of us should learn more about the oceans and the crucial part they play in our world. ’

John Aitchison

John Aitchison is a wildlife filmmaker. He’s worked on many programmes for the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel including Frozen Planet, Life, Big Cat Diary, The Natural Word, Springwatch and Yellowstone.

Follow John’s work at www.johnaitchison.net

Schools or Rotary Clubs – Bulk Buying Opportunities

If you are looking to bulk buy our books and resources for primary schools in the UK. 

Get in touch with our team by email (see top of this page) for individual bulk order requirements. We’re happy to give you the best possible prices.

We are constantly adding new titles to our published resources so contact us to organise your ‘mix and match’ choices! 

BULK BUY PRICES

Sample Book Pack – £30  (RRP £33.98.)

Early Years and KS2 Packs – 10 fiction books (mixed choice) in each pack) = £5.80 for each book, when ordering 10 books or more.  ( RRP £69.95)

Ocean World Teacher’s Pack £55.00 per box (RRP : £59.00)