Perfect for Summer:
Books about Beaches and the Seashore
Do you like going to the beach? Do you like exploring the seashore? Today’s books are all about the beach and seashore life. Enjoy!
by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Mark Astrella
This author clearly knows what it’s like to spend time on an ocean beach. Her text just sings with ocean-ness. This would make a lovely read aloud.
by Kevin Kurtz, illustrated by Consie Powell
This book follows the changes in a salt marsh as the tide goes out and then comes back in. The rhyming text marks the changes and gives lots of good salt marsh information.
The Seaside Switch
by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illustrated by Lindy Burnett (sorry, no link)
This is another book about tides at the seashore. All the changes are seen through the eyes of a boy as he explores throughout the day.
by Alison Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow
A class takes a trip to Sunnyside Beach on Beach Clean-Up Day. They learn from Captain Ned as he tells about the ocean’s animals and how the ocean helps everyone. Then all the kids help clean up the beach.
The Disappearing Island
by Corinne Demas, illustrated by Ted Lewin (sorry, no link)
Carrie’s grandmother takes her to the disappearing island for her ninth birthday. Grandma takes them in her boat as the tide goes out. The island is just sand and rocks and they were the only people there. After a lovely day, they head back to the mainland.
by Elisha Cooper
Are you a careful observer? Do you like to watch what goes on around you? If you are, you will like this book, written and drawn by someone who is a great observer. Elisha Cooper shows the complete beach, as experienced by all the people he observes. Outstanding!
Come to the Ocean’s Edge
by Laurence Pringle, illustrated by Michael Chesworth (sorry, no link)
This lovely book is perfectly ocean. The calming watercolor illustrations, the text that wonderfully captures the seashore, and the extra information at the end—it’s what the ocean is all about.
by Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Todd Stewart
A girl and her family go to the same beach and stay in the same motel every year. This year, she meets a new friend. Together, they explore and enjoy each day at the beach. This is a sweet book.
by Doris K. Gayzagian, illustrated by Kristina Swarner
One white wishing stone…Two periwinkle shells… A girl counts her treasures at the beach and then uses them to decorate her sand castle. Beach-serene.
by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Buddy and his mother spend the day at the beach collecting shells. As the collect, Buddy finds out about lots of different kinds of shells. This would make a great book to read before or during a beach trip.
Do you have favorite beach and seashore books that I missed? Write them in the Comments Box!