Raina Delisle’s Contributions:
“Earth’s Beating Heart”: 12 Coastal-Themed Books to Help Kids Grow Their Understanding and Empathy
From the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the smallest bioluminescent organism to the biggest whales, this season’s selections take readers through the world’s oceans and introduce them to a range of incredible species.
Nov 24, 2022 | 2,000 words, about 10 minutes
Turning the Tide: 13 New Books to Get Kids Reading and Exploring Nature
From solo sojourns to the seashore to family expeditions out at sea, this season’s selections will inspire you and the little ones in your life to embark on coastal adventures.
Jun 30, 2022 | 2,400 words, about 12 minutes
Fourteen New Coastal Kids’ Books to Entertain and Inspire Readers of All Ages
This season’s selections feature guessing games, solutions to plastic pollution, and some gnarly narwhals.
Nov 25, 2021 | 2,900 words, about 15 minutes
“Your Heart Never Forgets the Story”: 12 New Coastal Kids’ Books to Remember
From board books featuring Indigenous art to picture books highlighting solutions to the plastic problem, this season’s selections teach children about caring for the environment and each other.
Jul 8, 2021 | 2,400 words, about 12 minutes
Eleven New Coastal Books to Help Kids (and Adults) Destress
This season’s selections feature strong female characters, adventurous otters, and singing whales.
Dec 3, 2020 | 2,100 words, about 10 minutes
A New Wave of Coastal Kids’ Books to Dive into This Summer
This season’s selections feature superstar killer whales and some long-overdue diverse characters.
Jul 2, 2020 | 1,800 words, about 9 minutes
Puddles, Pirates, and Whales, Oh My!
This season’s selection of coastal-themed books for kids.
Nov 21, 2019 | 2,200 words, about 11 minutes
New Beach Reads for Kids of All Ages
This season’s selections take readers to beaches, islands, and the rainforest, where they meet an inspiring cast of characters.
Jul 2, 2019 | 1,700 words, about 9 minutes
Coastal Job: Maritime Archaeologist
Chunks of beeswax have been washing up on the Oregon coast for more than two centuries, and Scott Williams is putting the pieces together in an effort to definitively identify and locate the source of the bounty.
Jan 25, 2019 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
A New Wave of Coastal Kids’ Books
From light reads about life on Canada’s west coast to serious subjects such as the Syrian refugee crisis, this season’s selections offer engaging reads for kids of all ages.
Nov 19, 2018 | 1,900 words, about 9 minutes
The Halibut Hook Revival
An ingenious Indigenous fishing technology with spiritual significance is making a comeback.
Oct 23, 2018 | 2,300 words, about 12 minutes
Coastal Job: Driftwood Artist
Alex Witcombe walks the wrack line, searching for distinctive pieces of driftwood to transform into storied sculptures.
Oct 19, 2018 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
Coastal Job: Underwater Criminal Investigator
Mike Berry has been diving for bodies and evidence for more than three decades, helping solve high-profile crimes around the world.
Jun 29, 2018 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Coastal Reads to Help Kids Chill Out This Summer
Family ties, seals, and the wonders of the Pacific Northwest are all themes in this season’s books.
Jun 26, 2018 | 1,500 words, about 8 minutes
Gulls Aim for Humans When They Poop
New study finds that people with brown hair are particularly at risk of being targeted.
Apr 1, 2018 | Very few words, a quick read
Coastal Kids’ Books to Cozy Up with This Season
Our selections introduce young readers to white black bears, clever (and not so clever) pirates, and the newest island on Earth.
Dec 7, 2017 | 1,300 words, about 6 minutes
The Ecolabel Fable
Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.
Nov 7, 2017 | 4,500 words, about 23 minutes
The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts.
Dec 29, 2016 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
He’s Got the Whole Coast in His Hand
One-of-a-kind handheld maps of Greenland are an early example of the intimate relationship the Inuit have with their landscape.
Dec 9, 2016 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
New Coastal Books for Curious Kids
Choose downtime over screen time during the holidays with engaging reads that explore diversity in coastal environments and in people.
Nov 21, 2016 | 1,500 words, about 7 minutes
Old Coast, New Coast: Petty Harbour, Newfoundland
Remembering and revitalizing the “rooms” of a fishing village.
Oct 14, 2016 | 1,100 words, about 5 minutes
Amplifying Data Through Art
Five artists who make meaning out of science by translating hard data from the world’s oceans.
Aug 22, 2016 | 2,600 words, about 13 minutes
Pulling at the Heartstrings Loosens the Purse Strings
New research shows ecotourists are more likely to contribute to conservation efforts if they feel connected to the cause and talk about it.
Jul 6, 2016 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
Racism and the Race to the North Pole
Once overlooked by white Americans, African American Arctic explorer Matthew Henson made an unforgettable impression on the Greenlandic Inuit.
Jun 30, 2016 | 800 words, about 4 minutes
What Shall We Do With a Love Drunk Sailor?
Heading out to sea after five months in paradise was a no-go for the infamous mutineers aboard HMS Bounty.
May 20, 2016 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
Ceremonies at Sea
From Indonesia to Israel, many religious and cultural groups head to the beach to revel and repent.
Mar 29, 2016 | 750 words, about 3 minutes