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Beach Day Books

Explore the beach with this booklist for children! To see the entire list of titles, click here.
A Day for Sandcastles
JonArno Lawson
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Juvenile literature | picture book
A wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach.
A wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach.
My Ocean is Blue
Darren Lebeuf
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Canadian fiction | Juvenile fiction
A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom.
A girl with a disability explores every facet of the ocean during a day at the beach. A girl spends an entire day exploring the seaside with her mom. She is inspired to examine and celebrate every part of her ocean and doesn't let anything hold her back. A delightful nature companion sure to awaken the explorer in every child.
The Magic Boat
Kit Pearson
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Juvenile fiction | picture book
Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat.
Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination so great that she whisks Ellie off on grand adventures, going high in the air, deep below the ocean and everywhere in between in their little blue boat, their magic boat. When Piper has to leave, Ellie discovers she has her own vivid imagination.
Sandcastle
Einat Tsarfati
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Juvenile fiction
Building a grand sandcastle which attracts visiting royals from fairy-tale worlds, an imaginative young girl is dismayed by the constant sand that gets into everything, from the royal almond strudel and fig milk bath to the crocodile moat and badminton court.
Building a grand sandcastle which attracts visiting royals from fairy-tale worlds, an imaginative young girl is dismayed by the constant sand that gets into everything, from the royal almond strudel and fig milk bath to the crocodile moat and badminton court.
A Day with You in Paradise
Lennie Gallant
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: Juvenile fiction | picture book
This beautiful picture book depicts a family's fun-filled day at a beach. Racing past dunes, building sand castles, and singing songs by a bonfire at night, the family revels in the peaceful beauty of a Prince Edward Island ocean beach.
This beautiful picture book depicts a family's fun-filled day at a beach. Racing past dunes, building sand castles, and singing songs by a bonfire at night, the family revels in the peaceful beauty of a Prince Edward Island ocean beach.
Jules Vs. The Ocean
Jessie Sima
Audience: Kids
Language: English
Topic: children's fiction | Juvenile fiction
Determined to build "the biggest, fanciest, most excellent sandcastle" to impress her sister, Jules is foiled again and again by the ocean.
Determined to build "the biggest, fanciest, most excellent sandcastle" to impress her sister, Jules is foiled again and again by the ocean.