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Reef, Cora

Summary: While exploring Coral Jungle, Simon Seahorse and his best friend Olive Octopus encounter a shark named Zelda who invites them to her mother's birthday party at Shark Point--and Simon not only has a unique school report, but the makings of an exciting story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE REE

Nyeu, Tao.

Summary: Four separate stories celebrate the many-legged friendship between Squid and Octopus as they disagree over how to stay warm, encourage each other, and fret over the contents of a fortune cookie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NYE

Allen, Elanna

Summary: "An octopus gets a big surprise when he chooses to pick on a tiny fish in the ocean"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ALL

Guendelsberger, Erin

Summary: Out of this tank, I must be free. I must explore the open sea! Follow Inky the octopus as he escapes from the National Aquarium of New Zealand to the ocean! Based on a true story, Inky the Octopus chronicles the adventure that the real-life Inky might have taken on his escape to freedom in the open ocean!

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

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Watkins, Rowboat

Summary: "A picture book about a mermaid named Mabel, who unlike the rest of her family does not have a moustache, and the seven-armed octopus who becomes her friend and helps her see that she is just right the way she is"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2020

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Starr, Ringo

Summary: Presents a picture book rendering of the classic Beatles song and includes an accompanying CD recording and audio reading by the song's writer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC STA

Auerbach, Annie.

Summary: Nemo and his friends are getting ready for the Super Seaball Tournament and Pearl the octopus is reluctant to be on the team because she is not very good at sports. With everyones help and a lot of practice, she is the hero at the seaball game.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Auerbach

Kousky, Vern

Summary: "A small yellow octopus hatches from his egg and begins searching for something he is certain he is missing on an undersea adventure that leads to new friendships along the coast, an exploration of a sunken shipwreck and the discovery of a loving family"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2021

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Rinker, Sherri Duskey

Summary: When mommy octopus tells little Floyd that it is time for bed, he decides that his parents want help getting their baths and putting on their pajamas (not what Mommy-O meant)--soon all three are covered with water and bubbles, and his parents are so exhausted that they fall asleep before Floyd is in bed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2020

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Rylant, Cynthia.

Summary: Whistler and Lila, two of the mice children who live in a lighthouse, meet a young octopus when they visit the beach during low tide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Rylant

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE RYL

Velasquez, Eric

Summary: Ramsey dons his superhero cape to rescue Grandma from the huge octopus she is trying to cook--or is he simply telling a story? Includes author's note on the story's origin and a recipe for Octopus stew.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE VEL

Galloway, Ruth

Summary: Octopus enjoys tickling other creatures, although most of them want him to stop, but one day his tickling causes big trouble and while he is trying to set things right, he discovers that he is good at doing other things, as well.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tiger Tales 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC Gallo

Summary: The Paw Patrol works to save an airplane with a broken wing and a baby octopus who has lost its mother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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Nayler, Ray

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Following a mysterious murder on an island off the coast of Vietnam, a research team convenes to study an octopus community that seems to be developing its own language and culture. Humans, AIs, and animals are swept up in the machinations of governments and corporations in this near-future thriller about the nature of intelligence"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: MCD 2022

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Kraus, Robert

Summary: Herman the helpful octopus is always willing to assist anyone who needs his help--old or young, friend or enemy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 1987

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KRA

Meloy, Maile

Summary: "An octopus is taken from his undersea home to live in an aquarium, but he soon tires of captive life"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MEL

Fraioli, James O.

Summary: Junior explorers Rocco and Olivia join Fabien Cousteau and his research team on an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle, seeking the rare dumbo octopus. Inserts include facts about the effects of climate change, people and animals of the Arctic, and ships thathave explored the area.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FRA

Marinov, Isabelle

Summary: The world was too bright for Leo. And too loud. "I must be living on the wrong planet," Leo thought.Leo struggles to make sense of the world. He doesn't understand the other children in his class, and they don't seem to understand him. But then one day, Leo meets Maya. Maya is an octopus, and the more Leo learns about her, the more he thinks that perhaps he isn't alone in this world, after all.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JEN SE Marinov

Van Pelt, Shelby

29 holds on 10 copies

Summary: "For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance 30 years ago"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2022

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Guendelsberger, Erin

Summary: "Follow Inky the octopus as he escapes from the National Aquarium of New Zealand to the ocean! Based on a true story, Inky the Octopus chronicles the adventure that the real-life Inky might have taken on his escape to freedom in the open ocean!"--Publisher's website. Includes factual information about octopuses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Wonderland 2020

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Little, Tess

Summary: "A glamorous birthday dinner in Los Angeles ends with the famous host dead and every guest under suspicion in this dark, cinematic suspense debut reminiscent of an Agatha Christie page-turner crossed with and David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. There's more than one way to capture a life. When actress Elspeth Bell attends the fiftieth birthday party of her ex-husband Richard Bryant, the famous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIT

Brett, Jan

Summary: "Set in the ocean off Japan, this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Kiniro, a mermaid, who finds a baby octopus's breakfast, chair, and bed just right"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BRE

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Brett 2017

Hugo, Victor

Summary: The eternal conflict between the will of man and the power of nature, as expressed by the sea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 0000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HUG

Summary: Marshall, Skye, Rubble, and the rest of Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol take to the sea to rescue Cap'n Turbot's sunken boat. Will they save the day, or will a giant octopus leave them high and dry?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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