Reading List – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.

Lists will be curated by the Turning the Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage.

Expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.

All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide.

Use the promo code PERSEPHONE online to get 20% off any titles on this curated list.

See below for the list of books that were chosen for Disney’s The Little Mermaid

List curated by Tracey Mitchell

Ages 7 & Under

I Am a Meadow Mermaid
by Kallie George, illustrated by Elly Mackay

Julian is a Mermaid
by Jessica Love

Nibi is Water
by Joanne Robertson

There’s No Such Thing as Mermaids
by Lucy Rowland, illustrated by Katy Halford

The Good Little Mermaid’s Guide to Bedtime
by Elja Sumner, illustrated by Nici Gregory

Ages 8 – 12

Tiger Lily and the Secret Treasure of Neverland
by Cherie Dimaline

Meranda and the Legend of the Lake
by Meagan Mahoney

Finders Keepers
by Melanie McFarlane

Young Adult

Skin of the Sea
by Natasha Bowen

These Are the Words: Fearless Verse to Find Your Voice
by Nikita Gill

You Are More than Magic: The Black and Brown Girls’ Guide to Finding Your Voice
by Minda Harts

In Deeper Waters
by F.T. Lukens

A Song Below Water
by Bethany C. Morrow

Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale Graphic Novel
by Stephanie Strohm, based on the novel by Liz Braswell, illustrated by Kelly and Nichole Matthews


The Magic of Nature: Meditations & Spells to Find Your Inner Voice
by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Sea Change: A Novel
by Gina Chung

Changing Tides: An Ecologist’s Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene
by Alejandro Frid

Into the Drowning Deep: A Novel
by Mira Grant

The Mermaid from Jeju: A Novel
by Sumi Hahn

I Won’t Shut Up: Finding Your Voice When the World Tries to Silence You
by Ally Henny

How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures
by Sabrina Imbler

American Mermaid: A Novel
by Julia Langbein

The Mermaid of Black Conch: A Novel
by Monica Roffey

The Deepest Map: The High Stakes Race to Chart the World’s Oceans
by Laura Trethewey


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