Kobee Manatee

Children’s Books about Manatees, Sea Life, Weather, and Climate Change

Kobee Manatee
Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard

The most awaited Book 4 in the award-winning Kobee Manatee series is now available! Don't wait! Order your copy now!

Kobee Manatee and his pals are swimming from the Cayman Islands to Belize. Kobee wants to help his cousin Quinn clean up plastic litter at her new, all-veggie underwater bistro called Quinn's Seagrass Café. However, along the way, the friends encounter harmful effects of climate change and several unforeseen problems – a distressed loggerhead turtle, a giant Portuguese man-of-War, and a venomous scorpionfish. Their adventure takes another surprising turn when Pablo plunges into the Great Blue Hole! Can Kobee and his buddies save Pablo?

A Caribbean adventure loaded with fun, surprises, and facts about climate change, and plastic pollution in our oceans.

"Kobee Manatee is a lovable and magnetic host, leading readers into the waters that cover 70% of the earth while opening young minds to the connections between human actions and marine ecosystems. Creating opportunities, which inspire love for our marine animals can cultivate an environmentally responsible conscience that can last a lifetime." - Dr. Tracy Fanara, Inspector Planet NOAA Coastal Modeling Portfolio Manager

"A well-crafted, thoughtful, and well-illustrated addition to a noteworthy educational book series." - Kirkus Reviews

"Anyone who loves the ocean and wants to help save it should read Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard. I’m looking forward to the next Kobee Manatee adventure." - Readers' Favorite

"For young readers who enjoy imaginative tales surrounding affable and heroic sea creatures, as well as parents and/or teachers looking for a way to introduce youngsters to the importance of marine conservation, Kobee Manatee® Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard offers a perfect blend. Highly recommended!" - Chanticleer Book Reviews

“We are happy to award deserving books like Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard. Our panel of judges really felt this special book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly products that parents and educators can feel confident in using.” – Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards

Kobee Manatee Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard
Shipwreck Sea Friends
Kobee Manatee
Shipwreck Sea Friends

Third Installment! – Kobee Manatee Shipwreck Sea Friends, In collaboration with world-renowned oceanographer and documentary filmmaker, Fabien Cousteau, oldest grandson of legendary ocean pioneer, Jacques Cousteau! Selected to the 2018 International Literary Association (ILA) - Children's Book Council (CBC) Children's Choices Reading List!

Kobee Manatee and his pals, Tess the seahorse and Pablo the hermit crab are en route to Puerto Rico to explore the SS Antonio López, a historic shipwreck from the 1898 Spanish-American War. The ship sits underwater about seven miles west of San Juan.

On their Caribbean adventure, they meet several new sea friends, including a whale shark, an octopus, and a moray eel. But as Kobee and his buddies begin their thrilling exploration of the wreck, Kobee gets trapped inside the sunken ship! Can Tess, Pablo, and the new sea friends rescue Kobee? Enjoy a spectacular tale, loaded with surprises, fun, and exciting facts all about Caribbean reef fish!

Kobee Manatee
A Wild Weather Adventure

Kobee Manatee Series – Book 2, A Wild Weather Adventure

With stunning images accompanying an adventurous tale that teaches young readers interesting weather and geographical facts, Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure is a delight. Kobee and his seafaring pals are on a voyage across the Gulf Stream to surprise his sister Kim for her birthday in her home waters of Nassau.

They know the three hundred mile journey will be risky—it’s hurricane season after all—but they are brave and tenacious and so decide to give it a try. Using cloud formations to predict the weather and traversing several climates, aquatic features, and sometimes perilous weather events, the friends stick together through both storms and sunny skies.

“A rare children’s book that gives kids a colorful learning adventure and some weather fun facts parents will enjoy too.” - Rob Marciano | ABC News Senior Meteorologist

A Wild Weather Adventure
Heading Home to Florida
Kobee Manatee
Heading Home to Florida

The Original – Book 1, Kobee Manatee Heading Home to Florida

This beautifully illustrated children’s informational picture book about the rare and threatened manatee is for parents, grandparents, children, teachers and librarians who want a captivating adventure that can be enjoyed again and again.

Kobee Manatee takes a rare summertime trip from Florida all the way up to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But he needs to get home before winter sets in or he’ll die from the cold. Kobee meets two new friends along the way; Tess a seahorse and Pablo a hermit crab. Will their twelve hundred mile journey south be a safe one with so many unforeseen obstacles ahead?

“Children can learn a great deal about manatees and their habitat by reading about Kobee and his friends and their traveling adventure.” – Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation, Save the Manatee Club

Award-Winning Children’s Educational Picture Book Series

Selected for the 2018 International Literacy Association (ILA) – Children’s Book Council (CBC) Children’s Choices Reading List!

Gold Medal Recipient in the “Children’s K-3” category of the 2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards!

Silver Medal Recipient in the Cover Design: Children’s/YA of the 2016 Ben Franklin Awards

Gold Medal Recipient in the “Children’s Educational” category of the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards!

Winner in the “Children’s Educational” category of the 2015 International Book Awards!

Gold Award Recipient in “Children’s Picture Books” – Mom’s Choice Awards!

Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Educational” Category of The USA Best Book Awards!

INDIEFAB Finalist in Foreword’s Book of the Year Awards!

Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.

Manatee Fun Facts
Travel to the Bahamas with Kobee Manatee and Friends as They Encounter Some Really Wild Weather!
Discover Fascinating Weather Facts with our Newest Title!
Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure