MerMay (and More)

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Who doesn't love a mermaid?

For all you artists out there (professionals, amateurs, & everyone in between!), have you heard of MerMay?  It's a month-long celebration of creativity, community and above all… MERMAIDS!  For every day in May, there is a prompt for a drawing, to inspire you to create art every day.  This year's prompts range from self-portraits to dystopian mermaids, villain mermaids, Barbie mermaids, and so much more!  Learn more & join in the fun at the official Mermay website

For those of us who are a little less artistically inclined but still want to celebrate mermaids, we've got you covered.  Explore some great mermaid-themed books below, for kids, teens, and adults!


Picture Books:

The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney The Mermaid Moon by Briony May Smith Oona and the Shark by Kelly DiPucchio & Raissa Figueroa The Secret Lives of Mermaids by Anuk Tola & Anja Susanj The Legend of Sea Glass by Trinka Hakes Noble & Doris Ettlinger Mermaid and Pirate by Tracey Baptiste & Leisl Adams  I'm a Mermaid by Mallory Loehr & Joey Chou



Chapter Books & Early Readers:

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess by Shannon & Dean Hale The World of Emily Windsnap: Emily's Big Discovery by Liz Kessler & Joanie Stone Mermaids Rock: The Secret Shipwreck by Linda Chapman & Mirelle Ortega Mermericorns: Sparkle Magic by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen & Vivien Wu Mermaid Days: A New Friend by Kyle Lukoff & Kat Uno



Middle Grade Books

Of Salt and Shore by Annet Schaap, trans. Laura Watkinson A Field Guide to Mermaids by Emily B. Martin A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow Maybe a Mermaid by Josephine Cameron Hazel Bly and the Deep Blu Sea by Ashley Herring Blake The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Ari Berk



Young Adult Books:

A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow In Deeper Waters by FT Lukens Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen The Mermaid the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton Out of the Blue by Jason June



Adult Books:

Chlorine by Jade Song The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khan Into the Downing Deep by Mira Grant Shallow Waters by Anita Kopacz The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, & Jonathan Snipes The Penguin Book of Mermaids, ed. Cristina Bacchilega & Marie Alohalani Brown The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar


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