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Preschool Books About A Day at the Beach

Updated on March 23, 2012

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A perfect summer storytime theme for preschool is a day at the beach. Because if you can't spend a day at the beach during the summer, then you can transport yourself and the preschool-aged children in your life there through some of these favorite beach-themed children's books. So get your swimsuits, pails, and shovels ready for some beach-themed storytime fun!

Books about playing at the beach are almost as fun as really being there!
Books about playing at the beach are almost as fun as really being there! | Source
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Flotsam by David Wiesner
Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
Beach Play
Beach Play
Seashells by the Seashore
Seashells by the Seashore
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
  • Flotsam by David Weisner, is a Caldecott-award winning children's book that tells the story of a young boy who discovers an underwater camera that reveals a fantasy world under the ocean. This book is a wordless flight of fancy, like this othe author's famous book, Tuesday.
  • Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier combines photos and collage art to look at collecting found objects on a Florida beach. Please read my full review of this book that is a blend of both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Beach Day by Karen Roosa and Maggie Smith. A little girl and her family spend a day at the beach. This book features simple rhyming text that will please a storytime crowd.
  • Beach Play by Marsha Hayles and Hideko Takahashi is another colorful book featuring a young girl and her cute little dog. This book features rhyming text set in swirling patterns on the page, and colors that pop off the page.
  • Along the Seashore by Ann Cooper is another nature discovery book that encounters coomonly-found animals on the Pacific Coast.
  • Seashells by the Seashore by Marianne Berkes and Robert Noreika, is a book that tells the story of a young girl, Sue, who walks along the seashore picking up shells. This book contains detailed descriptions of the types of shells that can be found on the beach, and an explanatory section supplements rhyming text with additional information about seashells for young scientists to discover. This book is both informational and about the pleasures of collecting and discovering the natural world.
  • If You Give A Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff is a book in the series that started with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This book leads the book on an adventure with a zany and demanding cat who wants a cupcake with frosting, a trip to the beach and the natural history museum. The results are humorous and as with Numeroff's other books, the reader ends up right where she started, just a bit messier. This book is published in Spanish under the title Si le das un pastilito a un gato.
  • Teddy and the Undersea Kingdom written and illustrated by Jan Mogensen, is an honorable mention in this category, though the book may be out of print. This book is part of a series of books about Teddy, a loveable bear with his own series of books similar to Paddington or Cordorouy. In this book, a flight of fancy with airy pastel watercolor illustrations, Teddy rescues an underwater clam princess. The cover of this book is not shown but it is available on Amazon.


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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Great selection and a great idea. If you live in a landlocked state, it may be far too difficult to take your children to the beach.

    Thank you and take care.

  • htodd profile image


    7 years ago from United States

    Nice info..Thanks


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