Summer Stories About The Beach For Preschool And Elementary Students

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 11, 2014 1:05:49 PM

thumb-3.jpgAn excellent summer reading book for emerging readers is We Like the Beach. This story is about a girl and her mom go for a walk on the beach. They see some of their favorite things. Parents and educators can share this title with young children. Youngsters can create a book entailing their favorite things about the beach. They can illustrate colorful pictures and write their own story. Adding real sand to their self created book generates enthusiasm and interest!

Another vibrant story is HoneyBears Blue Bathing Suit. This short selection is excellent for teaching colors and shapes. Toddlers and preschoolers might want to even wear their own bathing suit while reading this literary piece.

thumb.jpg Honey Bear's Blue Bathing Suit
by Todd H. Doodler (author) © 2011
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ISBN: 9781609052034
Honey Bear is having a summertime birthday party at the beach. After her friends choose the perfect birthday presents – a blue swimsuit and beach-y accessories – they head to the shore for volleyball, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, birthday cake! Young readers will enjoy best-selling author/illustrator Todd Goldman’s signature style and familiar characters, this time in a summer setting. Bear in Blue Bathing Suit is a perfect addition to Bear in Underwear, Bear in Pink Underwear, and Bear in Long Underwear.

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy many titles that teach about the beach, sand and the ocean. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them in another language. This is helpful for second language learners of all ages. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to another language and new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that teach children about oceanography at

thumb-1.jpg Play with Shapes!
by Joyce Markovics (author) © 2013
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781618103437
Set out for a day at the beach and learn about all the shapes you will see there. Introduces the cone, cube, sphere, pyramid, and clinder shapes. All while using one of the most popular settings.

thumb-2.jpg Fred and Pete at the Beach
by Cynthia Manuel (author) © 2009
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781554691272
Fred is a near-sighted dog who worries all the time. He worries the most about what kind of trouble Pete is going to get them into next. Unlike Fred, Pete is a happy, impulsive dog who believes something wonderful waits around every corner. Fred and Pete live with their human, Ron. When the dogs misbehave, Ron leaves them at home for the day. So the dogs decide to find their own way to the beach. Pete is sure they can get to the beach by themselves, meet up with Ron and all will be forgiven. Full of misgivings, Fred hurries after Pete, if only to try to keep him out of trouble. Follow Fred and Pete on an adventure where they hitch rides in anything with wheels, and optimism prevails.
thumb What is an ocean?
by Bobbie Kalman (author) © 2010
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781427195197
This introductory book shows children where the five oceans are on a simple map and on photos of planet Earth. Children are asked to find the icy oceans at the top and bottom of Earth and the warm oceans around the middle. Amazing photos of a huge moray eel, sea turtle, shark, octopus, and whales will delight young readers.

thumb-1 Baby animals in ocean habitats
by Bobbie Kalman (author) © 2011
Read Now Bookshelf
ISBN: 9781427196040
Children will love the appealing photos of baby animals that live in both cold and warm oceans, penguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, corals, and many kinds of fish. Young readers will also find out how baby animals survive in this salty, underwater habitat.

Sea Dog

Sea Dog

by Dayle Campbell Gaetz (author), Amy Meissner (illustrator)
ISBN: 1551434067 AR: / / /

What does Kyle’s dog seek so far out at sea?

When Kyle finds a young dog almost drowned in a heap of seaweed on the beach, he claims the dog as his own and is happy for the first time in a while. He knows that his dog loves him, but whenever they walk on the beach, the dog swims out to sea and doesn’t come back until Kyle calls and calls. Then one day, they run into an old man and it turns out that the dog may not belong to Kyle alone.

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