It’s beach weather and that means sensational summertime stories. Whether you’re heading to the beach, or building sandcastles at home, these five fun books for little readers are as essential as swimmers and sunscreen this summer.
Hello Lighthouse - Sophie Blackall
On a tiny island at the edge of the world, a lighthouse beams, guiding ships on their way. But change is on the horizon... Sophie Blackall’s beautiful picture book about hope, change and the passing of time, is a wonderful summer read to share with the children in your life.
The Giant and the Sea - Trent Jamieson, Rovina Cai
A stunningly beautiful and powerful take on climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope. With lyrical text by acclaimed author Trent Jamieson and illustrations by CBCA Award-winner Rovina Cai that will resonate long after reading.
Commotion In The Ocean - Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Dive into the ocean for a noisy rhyming romp packed with favourite sea creatures, brought to life with fun, vibrant artwork. This bestselling picture is a delight to read aloud and share with young children, on the beach or at home.
Smug Seagull - Maddie Frost
Smug Seagull is the best snack swiper around. But when a crab with even better swiping skills comes along, this seagull will have to decide if there are enough treats on the beach for everyone… A hilarious summertime story about an egotistical seagull and a self-effacing crab.
Hide and Peek: Under the Sea - Pat-a-Cake, Laura Hambleton
With new deep-sea friends to meet, colours to name, things to spot and lots to count, this peek-through book is perfect to share with toddlers. Take the Hide and Peek adventure to beach with you for a day of fun and see what you can spot.
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