If you ask me, the jellyfish is one of the most beautiful animals in nature. These gorgeous creatures, which do not possess brains, spines, or even eyes or ears, come in beautiful colors, are lightweight and flowing, and possess clusters of stinging tentacles. If you’re looking to learn about jellyfish, I have a list of books that readers of all ages will be sure to enjoy. Since I have so many books, I’ve grouped them into two categories. The first group can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, from children to adults. The second group are going to be best for adult readers.

Books for All Readers:

Jellyfish (Katie Marsico)

Jellyfish (Kristen Rajczak Nelson)

The Box Jellyfish (Colleen Sexton)

Box Jellyfish: Killer Tentacles (Natalie Lunis)

Essential Invertebrates (Alyssa Krekelberg)

Earth’s Incredible Oceans (Jess French)

Books for Older Readers:

Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish (David Littschwager)

Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone (Juli Berwald)

Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry (Christie Wilcox)

Strange Sea Creatures (Erich Hoyt)


I'm the Reader's Advisory Librarian at WPPL. My interests include old horror films, classic novels, manga and anime, paper-crafting, and plants. If you like my suggestions, you can request personalized recommendations from me on My Librarian page.