Seaside Topic

Best Children’s Books about the Seaside Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea! The UK has one of the longest coastlines in the whole of Europe and every home in the UK lies 80 miles or less from the coast. That might be why […]

Sharing a Shell

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates. Sharing a Shell is a charming underwater tale of friendship […]

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

Once there was a lighthouse keeper called Mr. Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But […]

At the Beach

Hi Everyone! Crabby Spit is COOL! I’ve been crabspotting, riding my bike, surfing and swimming, and looking at stars. With a bit of luck, I’ll be having fish and chips for dinner. The only problem is my things keep disappearing! Can you help me find them? Roland HarveyIt’s summer and time to head to Crabby […]

A First Book of the Sea

From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots , comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the world and their shores. With this book, children can swim alongside dolphins and flying fish, pore over rockpools and sail from pole to pole and back, learning about everything […]

Look What I Found at the Seaside

Discover a world of wonder on a seaside stroll with this beautiful picture book from the National Trust. Chasing waves and having fun, water sparkling in the sun . . . Look what I found! A curly seashell. Inside it shines bright, like a pearl. Set off on an adventure to find treasure, from swirly […]

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Join everyone’s favourite crime-busting ladybird on a trip to the seaside! With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of beach fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the bestselling picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

The Storm Whale

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea , his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care […]

Beside the Seaside: Seaside Holidays Then and Now

Seaside Holidays Then and Now compares what it would have been like to go on holiday to the seaside in the past with modern seaside holidays today. Readers are encouraged to explore what has changed and what has stayed the same, including the places we stay, beach activities and the clothes we wear. The Beside […]

Clean Up!

Join Rocket as she sets sail on a brand new mission – to save a Caribbean beach from plastic pollution! When Rocket goes on holiday to visit her grandparents, she’s shocked by the pollution that’s spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save […]

Sally and the Limpet

A heartwarming story about a little girl who learns an important environmental lesson. When Sally pulls a limpet off a rock at the beach, it sticks to her finger – and nothing she, her family or her friends do can unstick it. Sally’s teacher says that limpets live on the same rock for twenty years. […]

Above and Below: Sea and Shore

Turn the page to discover the incredible creatures and plants that lie below the ocean blue. From magnificent mangrove forests and colourful coral reefs to exciting estuaries and the dangerous deep sea, there is so much to explore. With superb split pages and new habitat on every spread, little learners can peek behind part of […]

Flotsam

flotsam book

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam-anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there’s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share […]

Clem & Crab

Clem is an explorer, a collector and a protector of the seas. Treasure hunting on her beloved beach, she stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag. Crab will be much safer and happier in the city with Clem, but doesn’t he belong on the beach? A stunningly illustrated timely tale of cleaning […]

Billy’s Bucket

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday – a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he’s in for a big surprise!

Dolphin Boy

Dolphin boy book

Discover this spellbinding story from former Children’s Laureate and author of War Horse Michael Morpurgo, and illustrated by multi-award-winning Michael Foreman. Jim lives in a Cornish fishing village – but since the fish disappeared, no one goes fishing any more. One day, Jim spots a dolphin beached on the sand, and soon the whole village […]

Katie Morag: Island Stories

Welcome to the Scottish Island of Struay, home of one of the best-loved characters in children’s books and as seen on TV – Katie Morag McColl! Whether she’s posting parcels to the wrong addresses, helping Grannie Island with a winning sheep, having problems with a troublesome ted or dealing with her naughty big boy cousins, […]