Who doesn’t love a good mermaid book! Maybe you remember being young and realizing they weren’t a real thing but something that existed in fiction? For many of us, watching The Little Mermaid was probably our first mermaid experience, but do you remember the first mermaid book you read? Here are some fun mermaid-themed books you can find on the shelves of the library. Some of them are fun, adventurous, and some absolutely vicious!
Aquamarine (J DVD Aquamarine)
Two twelve year old girls are in love with a dilapidated beach club near their home. After a huge storm they check to see how the club held up and discover Aquamarine, a mermaid, in the pool of the club.
Bayou Magic – Jewell Parker Rhodes (JF Rho)
Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family’s magical legacy.
In Other Lands – Sarah Rees Brennan (Teen Bre)
Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise), teenaged Elliott, a human transported to a fantasy world where he attends a school for warriors and diplomatic advisers, finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possbile.
Mermaids Most Amazing – Narelle Oliver (J 398.2 Oli)
Explores the history and legends of mermaids throughout the ages.
Rise of the Jumbies – Tracey Baptiste (JF Bap Vol. 2)
Suspicion falls on half-jumbie Corinne when local children from her Caribbean island home begin to disappear, and she is forced to go deep into the ocean to seek the help of a dangerous jumbie who rules the waves.
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids – Sarah Ockler (Teen Ock)
After a boating accident takes her beautiful singing and speaking voice from her, Elyse d’Abreau, the youngest of six sisters, leaves her home in Tobago to stay in an Oregon seaside town where Christian Kane, a notorious playboy, challenges her to express herself and to overcome her fear of the sea.
To Kill a Kingdom – Alexandra Christo (Teen Chr)
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. Hearts are power, and with the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. When a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own, the Sea Queen transforms Lira a human as punishment.
The Vicious Deep – Zorvida Cordova (Teen Cor Vol. 1)
After being sucked out to sea in a tidal wave, Tristan Hart returns ashore on Coney Island with no memory of what happened to him–yet he can sense the emotions of others and dreams of a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.