Sand, sun, cool waves and good reads - many families head to the beach during the summer. Here are a few beach reads for kids:
*Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills - Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it. Who doesn't? Well, Duck, for one!
*Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach: by Melanie Watt - Scaredy builds his own safe beach getaway under his nut tree. Still, the lure of the genuine beach is strong -- even a dedicated homebody such as Scaredy can't resist it forever. Can his back-up plans save him from the beach’s perils?
Seven Little Mice Go to the Beach by Haruo Yamashita - Daddy Mouse is so tired from keeping track of his seven little mice at the beach that he fails to notice the tide coming in where he is taking a nap. Who will come to the rescue?
Ages 5 – 8
*Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean - It's a hot summer day and Pete, his mom and brother are going to the beach! Pete loves the beach, but the waves make the water look scary. When his brother Bob offers to give him a surfing lesson, will Pete give it a try?
Biscuit’s First Beach Day by Alyssa Capucilli - Biscuit has fun in the sun during his first beach day adventure.
Ages 9 – 12
*Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation by Tom Greenwald - Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can't wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced "read-a-bookie")-a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading. He’s determined to change their minds!
Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith - Scrub discovers that his grandmother’s inn is actually a space portal and his grandma is the gatekeeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. One wrong move and Scrub could blow Grandma's cover, forcing the inn to shut down forever. And when it comes aliens, every move seems wrong…
*Also available for e-readers