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Beach Books

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Still plenty of summer left... here are some beach and seaside books to keep on hand.
See You Next Year

See You Next Year

by Andrew Larsen
illustrated by Todd Stewart
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Every summer, a girl’s family drives down the same roads, passes through the same towns, and spends a week at the same beachside motel. Year after year, everything is comfortingly predictable: the families they see, the rhythm of the days, the stars, the bonfires, and even the pattern the tractor makes as it rakes the sand on their beach.
But this year, something is different: the girl, our narrator, meets a new friend who shows her how to dive under the waves and spot satellites in the nigh …

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Every year we take the same roads.
We pass through the same towns.
We arrive at the same beach.
Every year we stay at the same place.
I call it our cottage.

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Hear the Sea

Hear the Sea

edition:Hardcover
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A playful look at the wonders of nature in three delightful board books.

With rich vocabulary and delightful illustrations, the Look Around Books are a perfect way to introduce the beauty and power of nature to young children. Hear the Sea depicts the ocean as a majestic force. Look at the Sky describes the many moods of the skies. And Feel the Wind looks at the tricks the wind plays. These three separate picture books are thematically linked—celebrating the wonders of nature that children enco …

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Specific Ocean, The

Specific Ocean, The

by Kyo Maclear
illustrated by Katty Maurey
edition:Hardcover
tagged : adolescence

In this gently told picture book, a young girl is unhappy about having to leave the city for a family vacation on the Pacific Ocean (which she used to call the Specific Ocean). As the days pass, however, she is drawn to spend more time in and near the water, feeling moved by its beauty and rhythms. “The ocean does its own thing, rolling backward and forward. Wash, swash, splush, hush. There is no late or hurry or racing in ocean time.” By the end of the vacation, the girl has grown to love t …

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Be a Beach Detective

Be a Beach Detective

Solving the Mysteries of Lakes, Swamps, and Pools
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Can anything eat prickly sea urchins? Can dead jellyfish still sting you? Why does water squirt up when you walk along the beach?

Biologist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving beach mysteries. From the puzzling tidal life of barnacles to the stunning variety of seaweeds, Kochanoff dives deep into our coastal habitats and comes up with an entertaining and enlightening look at life by the ocean. Full of fascinating facts and surprising s …

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Jessie's Island

Jessie's Island

by Sheryl McFarlane
illustrated by Sheena Lott
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Audiobook Paperback

With a long list of activities and events to attend, cousin Thomas paints a picture of city life that makes Jessie’s world seem a little dull in comparison. When her mother suggests they invite Thomas to visit their island, Jessie wonders glumly what she could possibly write in her letter that would sound as exciting as zoos, planetariums or video arcades.
But as Jessie looks out over her island home, she sees a world of endless variety, from killer whales in the strait and bald eagles soaring …

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Gertrude at the Beach

Gertrude at the Beach

by Starr Dobson
illustrated by Dayle Dodwell
edition:Hardcover
tagged : farm animals

Everyone’s favourite goat, Gertrude Allawishes, is back in this lovely picture book. This time, Gertrude goes to the cottage with Starr and the rest of her family. Starr’s mother is worried Gertrude will get into trouble at the cottage—and Gertrude does. Starr finds her goat floating out to sea on an old boat! Will Gertrude be saved in time?

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On Poppy's Beach

On Poppy's Beach

edition:Paperback
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On Poppy's beach seashells I find. My bucket's filled with every kind. I keep the ones I like the best. to hide home in my treasure chest.

 

Come spend a sweet summer's day exploring and enjoying the curiosities and beauties of a rural Newfoundland beach, as seen through the eyes of a little child. Filled with beautiful illustrations and lyrical verse, here is a warm and happy adventure that is both uniquely Newfoundland - as well as universal in its celebration of nature, nostalgia and joyful …

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Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach

illustrated by Melanie Watt
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : squirrels

We know by now that Scaredy Squirrel only feels safe when he's at home in his nut tree, with his defenses, his emergency kit and his back?up plans at the ready. So even though the sun is shining and it's time for a vacation, Scaredy does not want to go to the beach -- that vast, frightening place where a squirrel could get stranded. (Not to mention other hazards such as sea monsters, falling coconuts, seagulls, pirates and lobsters.) Instead, Scaredy builds his own safe beach getaway under his n …

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