5 Minute Ocean Stories

True Tales from the Sea


New in our bestselling 5 Minute Stories series, 10 read-aloud, 5-minute stories invite young readers to dive into the ocean.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2024.

ISBN: 9781915569301 Category:

Gabby Dawnay


Dive into the world of oceans with this lavish read-aloud non-fiction collection.

Each read-aloud, 5-minute story celebrates life in our oceans, from the deepest sea to the brightest coral reef.

10 read-aloud stories include:
– The Clownfish, the Anemone and the Big Coral Reef
– The Great White Shark’s Tooth Machine
– The Song of the Humpback Whale
– The Time-Travelling Immortal Jellyfish
– The Migration of the Magic Eel
– The Shape-Shifting Octopus
– The Dance of the Acrobatic Dolphin
– The Salty Tears of the Sea Turtle
– The Darkness of the Deep-Sea Anglerfish

At the end of each story, explore an informative ‘all about’ page and learn further information on scientific concepts such as life cycles, migration, reproduction, the food chain, and much more.

This gorgeous anthology storybook for children 5+ features:
-Accessible natural history in a 5-minute story format
-Facts to engage the most curious child, with each story ending with a non-fiction information page to explain more about what has been seen in each story
Adorable characters from Instagram star Mona K
A stunning silver foil cover

Written by science writer and poet Gabby Dawnay, this is a gorgeously illustrated gift to inform and delight the youngest ocean lovers.

More in the Series
5-Minute Ocean Stories is part of the beautiful and informative 5-Minute Stories series. Complete the series and nurture your child’s curiosity as they explore the natural world with 5-Minute Nature Stories or allow them to learn all about the human body, from the hairs in their nose to the nails on their toes, in 5-Minute Human Body Stories.

Praise for 5-Minute Nature Stories:
‘A gift to inform and delight the youngest nature lovers’ – Waterstones

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
Publisher name Magic Cat Publishing
Publication date 7 June 2024
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Mona K
Dimensions 21 x 27 cm
Weight 300 g


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Gabby Dawnay is an award-winning author of children's books, a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine, and a scriptwriter for children's television. Her best-selling 'If I had a... ' picture book series been translated into more than 20 languages.

Native to Bulgaria, Mona K is passionate about drawing quirky faces and exploring the woods. She spends her time dabbling in arts and design, crafts with a purpose and occasionally baking cake-like goods.