Friday, July 10, 2020

Books For Little Beach Bums (4)

It's always fun to share a beach themed book with your little one in anticipation of a beach trip or vacation. This year it may be different; you may find yourself not at the beach, but that doesn't mean you can't do some armchair traveling with your child.  Here are my favorite books for little beach bums.  You can't go wrong with these summertime reads:

Sounds of Nature: World of Oceans by Claire Grace
Steve, Terror of the Seas by Megan Brewis
Hum & Swish by Matt Myers
Strega Nona Takes a Vacation by Tomie dePaola
Ocean Meets Sky by Terry and Eric Fan
Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske
The Sandcastle That Lola Built by Megan Maynor
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Llama Llama Land & Sun by Anna Dewdney
Pirate Boy by Eve Bunting
Look Inside: Seas and Ocean by Megan Cullis
Chu's Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex
Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
1, 2, 3....By the Sea by Diane Moritz

Baby's Very First Slide and See: Under the Sea by Usborne Books
The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow
The Berenstain Bears Go On Vacation by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean
Beachy and Me by Bob Staake
The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan
A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Jessica Law
Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer
The Magic School Bus: On the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole  
Beach by Elisha Cooper
Flotsam by David Wiesner

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Harry By the Sea by Gene Zion
On a Pirate Ship by Sarah Courtauld
Where is Baby's Beach Ball? by Karen Katz
A Day at the Seashore by Kathryn Jackson
Biscuit's First Beach Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Baby Animals: In the Sea by Kingfisher Books
Moby Dick: A Baby Lit Ocean Primer by Jennifer Adams
Duck & Goose: Go tot he Beach by Tad Hills
Beach House by Deanna Caswell
Secrets of the Seashore by Carron Brown
Good Night Beach by Adam Gamble
Daniel's Day at the Beach by Becky Friedman

Are you familiar with any of these books? What are some of your favorite picture books all about the beach or pools?  Let me know in the comments.


  1. I love getting beachy books for my nephews since they live in Oklahoma and don't get to the beach often! Then they can also read them here when they visit.

    1. Oklahoma! Wow! I hope they get to visit the beach when they visit you! Thanks for dropping by, Angela.


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